Moat Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders): habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications (see Motte). In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.

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


Similar surnames: Most, Mott, Mort, Mont, Monat, Moad, Motte, Mount, Hoad, Hoar

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Moat Family Origin

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Moat Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Brewer

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%

In 1880, the most common Moat occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Moat's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Moat family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Brewer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moat.

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Moat Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Moat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Moat in 1961 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moat

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