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Moon Family History

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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Where is the Moon family from?

You can see how Moon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moon families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 84 Moon families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Moon's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Moon families in 1840.
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What did your Moon ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moon. 18% of Moon men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Moon women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moon were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 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 Cards

There are 48,000 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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What is the average Moon lifespan?

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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