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Moya Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Moya, in Cuenca, or from places so named Valencia, Lugo, and the Canaries. Catalan (Moyà): variant spelling of the habitational name from Moià in Barcelona province, named in Late Latin as Modianus ‘(estate) of Modius’ (a personal name derived from Latin modus ‘measure’).

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


Similar surnames: Moy, Mora, Mota, Mola, Maya, Noya, Goya, Goy, Moon, Mina

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Where is the Moya family from?

You can see how Moya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moya family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Moya families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 204 Moya families living in New Mexico. This was about 62% of all the recorded Moya's in the USA. New Mexico had the highest population of Moya families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moya. 36% of Moya men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Moya women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moya were Labor and Housekeeper.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Labor
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Moya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moya 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Moya. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Moya. For the veterans among your Moya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moya lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Moya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moya in 1942 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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