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The roots of the distinguished surname Moeykens lie in the Netherlands. The name is derived from the Dutch word "mooy," meaning "beautiful," "graceful," or "charming." It is likely that the name was first bestowed as a nickname on someone who was thought to be particularly attractive.

Moeykens Early Origins



The surname Moeykens was first found in the neighboring regions of northwestern Germany. The first recorded bearer of the name was Hans Moye, who was documented in the north German town of Anklam in 1401.

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Moeykens Spelling Variations


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Moeykens Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mooy, Mooi, Mooij, Mooey, Moye, Mooyen, Moeykens and others.

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Moeykens Early History


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Moeykens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moeykens research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moeykens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moeykens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moeykens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: A. Mooij, who arrived in Illinois in 1866; Nicholas Mooy, who was naturalized in Indiana in 1876; Rema Mooi, who immigrated to North America in 1879; and Hendrik Mooi, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1902..

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    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
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    The Moeykens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moeykens 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 14 October 2014 at 14:46.

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