Moon Family History

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Moon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis). English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ (see Monk). Cornish: nickname for a slender person, from Cornish mon ‘thin’. Korean: variant of Mun.

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

Similar surnames: Moron, Noon, Moxon, Moen, Mon, Mohn, Moya, Mock, Moan, Woon

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Moon Family Origin

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Moon Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Moon family was Farm Laborer. The most common Moon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Moon's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moon.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Moon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Moon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moon census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Moon. 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 Card

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

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Moon Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Moon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moon in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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