History of your Surname
Get access to Moen family records.Start a free trial

Moen Family History

Moen Name Meaning

Dutch: from a short form of the personal name Simo(e)n (see Simon). Belgian (van Moen): habitational name for someone from Moen in West Flanders. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads all over Norway, so named from the definite singular form of mo, from Old Norse mór ‘plain’, ‘moor’, ‘heath’.

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


Similar surnames: Moe, Hoen, Mogen, Oen, Molen, Boen, Moes, Roen, Moren, Oren

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Moen family from?

You can see how Moen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Moen family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Moen's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Moen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moen. 33% of Moen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Moen women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moen were Carpenter and Housewife.

View Census data for Moen | Data not to scale

*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
    33%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Moen family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Moen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Moen

Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Moen. 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.

View all Moen immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Moen. For the veterans among your Moen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Moen military records

You've only scratched the surface of Moen family history.

Discover More

What is the average Moen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Moen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Moen in 1951 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moen

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Moen family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial