Moya Family History

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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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Moya Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moya name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moya. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • England & Wales


  • Spain


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Moya Family Origin

Where is the Moya family from?

Moya Family Occupations

What did your Moya ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Moya occupation in the USA was Laborer. 36% of Moya's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Moya family was Farm Laborer. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moya.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Moya ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Moya Historical Records

What Moya family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Moya Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moya 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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