. 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
on someone who was thought to be particularly attractive.
The surname Moeykens was first found in the neighboring regions of northwestern
. 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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of this family name include: Mooy, Mooi, Mooij, Mooey, Moye, Mooyen, Moeykens and others.
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