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Moe Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads named Moe or (modernized) Mo from Old Norse mór ‘plain moor heath’. Compare Mo and Moo . Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from mo ‘sandy heathland’. English (Yorkshire): variant of Mowe . Americanized form of French Mau Maux Meaux or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Mow . Burmese: from a personal name usually forming part of a compound name from moe ‘sky rain’. Compare Mo . — Note: Since Burmese do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US. Chinese: variant of Mo .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Moen, Moy, Roe, Boe, Loe, Hoe, Mo, Doe, Mole, More

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Where is the Moe family from?

You can see how Moe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 18 Moe families living in New York. This was about 49% of all the recorded Moe's in USA. New York had the highest population of Moe families in 1840.
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What did your Moe ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moe. 21% of Moe men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Moe women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moe were Farm Laborer and Maid. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    5%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Moe. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 15,000 military records available for the last name Moe. For the veterans among your Moe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Moe in 1944 was 33, and 78 in 2004.

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