Origin of the Name Mundy
The ancient history of the name Mundy
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives. The name Mundy can be of different origins depending on where the name was originally located. When of English origin the name has a number of variants including Munday, Monday and Mundie. It possibly originated there with reference to the day of the week. When of Irish origin the name is usually a variant anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin sept name that was more often changed to MacGloin and MacAloon. This sept name translates from Gaelic as 'devotee of Saint John'.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
When rendered as MacGloin the name is mostly found in Counties Donegal and Tyrone. When changed to MacAloon, Monday and Mundy it is mostly found in Counties Fermanagh and Derry.
The Mundy coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Mundy descendants.