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Moat is a name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066. The Moat family lived in Essex. The name, however, descends from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Mott a town in Cotes du Nord, Normandy.

Moat Early Origins



The surname Moat was first found in Essex, where the family held a family seat from very early times, having been granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Moat Spelling Variations


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Moat Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Mott, Motte, Mote, De Mott, De Motte, Demott and others.

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Moat Early History


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Moat Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moat research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1710, 1693 and 1738 are included under the topic Early Moat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moat Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moat Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moat Notables 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Moat or a variant listed above:

Moat Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Moat, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Moat Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Horatio Shepheard Moat, who arrived in New York, NY in 1833
  • Samuel Moat, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Moat Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Moat, aged 62, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Moat Historic Events


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Moat Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Norman Moat (b. 1921), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Moat Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moat 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 August 2016 at 15:25.

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