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Moon Family History

Moon Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan).English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ (see Monk).Cornish: nickname for a slender person, from Cornish mon ‘thin’.Korean: variant of Mun.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Moon Families

  • Number of Moon families
     235 - 468
     79 - 234
     1 - 78
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Moon families
     370 - 737
     124 - 369
     1 - 123
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moon families
     39 - 76
     14 - 38
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Moon Family Origin

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Moon Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Moon

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Moon Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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