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Moes Name Meaning

Limburg variant of Maas. (de Moes): nickname, or metonymic occupational name for a cook, from Middle Dutch moes ‘food’, ‘porridge’, ‘stewed vegetables’. (van Moes): possibly a habitational name from Moerzeke in East Flanders, or a topographic name for someone who lived by the Maas river.

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


Similar surnames: Mies, Moos, Moss, Moen, Mones, Goes, Roes, Most, Moers, Moe

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Where is the Moes family from?

You can see how Moes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Moes families living in Maine. This was about 67% of all the recorded Moes's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Moes families in 1840.
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What did your Moes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moes. 27% of Moes men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Moes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moes were Carpenter and Paster.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Carpenter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    25%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Paster
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Moes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Moes. 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 711 military records available for the last name Moes. For the veterans among your Moes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moes lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Moes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moes in 1944 was 63, and 70 in 2004.

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