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Moment Family History

Moment Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): variant of Mawman with excrescent -t and re-spelt through folk etymology as though identical with the word moment. Mawman is probably an occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English Mawman ‘servant of Maw’ (a pet form of Matthew see Maw ).

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


Similar surnames: Morant, Lomen, Osment, Morenz, Ament, Mount, Dyment, Monet, Ozment

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Where is the Moment family from?

You can see how Moment families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moment family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Moment families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1880 there were 7 Moment families living in Iowa. This was about 44% of all the recorded Moment's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Moment families in 1880.
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What did your Moment ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Moment. 75% of Moment men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Moment women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moment were Farmer and Cook. .

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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

  • Laborer
    75%
  • Farmer
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    32%
  • Laundress
    32%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Cook
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Moment. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moment 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 201 immigration records available for the last name Moment. 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 157 military records available for the last name Moment. For the veterans among your Moment ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moment lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Moment life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Moment in 1950 was 26, and 85 in 2004.

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