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Le moyne Early Origins



The surname Le moyne was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of lands consisting of 55 Lordships, held by William de Moyon of Moion, near St.Lo in Normandy, who was at Hastings a great Norman Baron who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Dunster Castle was his principal seat. He is buried in the priory in Bath. They became the Earls of Somerset and Dorset and the Barons of Okehampton.

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Le moyne Spelling Variations


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Le moyne Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Le moyne were recorded, including Moine, Moigne, Moyne, Le Moine, De Moin, Demoine, Demoyne, Moygne and many more.

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Le moyne Early History


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Le moyne Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Le moyne research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1306 are included under the topic Early Le moyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Le moyne Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Le moyne Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Le moyne In Ireland


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Le moyne In Ireland



Some of the Le moyne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Le moyne arrived in North America very early:

Le moyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Julius Lemoyne, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • Adolphe LeMoyne, who arrived in New York, NY in 1831
  • George W Lemoyne, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Jacob, LeMoyne Jr., who landed in Pennsylvania in 1870
  • Andrew LeMoyne, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Le moyne Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Charles LeMoyne, who arrived in Montreal in 1646
  • David LeMoyne, who landed in Montreal in 1653
  • Jacques LeMoyne, who landed in Montreal in 1657

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Contemporary Notables of the name Le moyne (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Le moyne (post 1700)



  • Marc-Antoine Lemoyne, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • François Le Moyne (1688-1737), French painter
  • R D LeMoyne, Canadian Lawyer
  • M LeMoyne, Canadian partner in a Montreal Architectural firm

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Le moyne Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Le moyne Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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