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Moy Family History

Moy Name Meaning
Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’, of unexplained etymology. The English surname (see 2) has also become established in Ulster.English (Norfolk): unexplained. Compare Moy 1.French: habitational name from places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire, named in Latin as Modiacum ‘(estate) of Modius’ (see Moya 2).Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi, from Old Norse mói, the dative case of mór ‘sandy plain’.Chinese: possibly a variant spelling of Mei 1.

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

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Name Distribution of Moy Families

  • Number of Moy families
     93 - 183
     32 - 92
     1 - 31
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Moy families
     121 - 239
     41 - 120
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moy families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Moy Family Origin

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Moy Immigration Information

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Moy Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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