MODI is a version of the spelling of our name which I have been researching for a while now. My father has just had yet another match (ydna) to a family who has Northern Ireland links but whose family is 99% prob. Scottish.
My family is not matching to any of the English Moody's even though our name is spelled in the more common English manner. We are sharing dna and genealogy however with the MOODIE's/MUDIE's/MUDY's from Scotland over and over again.
Since my Father's ydna has already been proven to be of a Norwegian haplotype, I am convinced that our Moodie family are those who lived in Hoy, Orkney since the time of the Viking rule there.
The Moodie Book genealogy of this family publ. in 1906 also tells that they claim a Norse lineage to the Vikings from that time as well.
It only makes sense to me that since my name is Moody, my Dad's dna is Norse, most of our closest matching other surnames are from the same families that these Moodie's in the Orkney's married into etc. etc, that This is Our Line.
I have just been in touch with a lady who contacted me telling me that her family too was from Co. Londonderry, Ireland and came to America but that her father told her that his family Was Scottish and that even though their name was also changed to the more common English spelling of the name, that they were not in any way to be confused with the New England Moody's.
Having said all of this, again, I do believe my Moody family are from that line of the Orkney Isles. Dad has 15 shared matches to men from Iceland and 5 from the Shetland Isles as well as numerous ones from Scotland.
I had no idea there were any Moddy's in Norway. This may Surely be my ancient family then.
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Thank you so very much for the Reply and I will look foward to hearing from you soon.