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

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

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Moon Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, 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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