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Early Origins of the Moak family


The surname Moak was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Early History of the Moak family

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Early History of the Moak family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moak research.
Another 281 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Moak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moak Spelling Variations

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Moak Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mogg, Moggs, Moke, Moak, Moake, Moeke, Moek and many more.

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Early Notables of the Moak family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Moak family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Moak family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Moak family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moak Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Moak, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moak (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moak (post 1700)


  • Paul Greer Moak III (b. 1979), American Grammy Award nominated producer, engineer, mixer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist

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The Moak Motto

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The Moak Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cura pii Diis sunt
Motto Translation: Pious men are a care to the gods.


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Citations

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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