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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The Moir surname in Scotland is thought to have been a topographic name for someone who resided near a moor, or heath.

Moir Early Origins



The surname Moir was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.The family name Moir first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Moir Spelling Variations


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Moir Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moir, Moar, Moer, Moyer, Moyr and others.

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Moir Early History


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Moir Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moir research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 18 J, 1636, 1644, 1st , 1610, 1644, 1st , 1862, 1933, 1894, 1957, 1925, 1998, 1955, 1609, 1683, 1653, 1610, 1644, 1st and 1636 are included under the topic Early Moir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moir Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moir Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moir 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moir Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Moir, who came to Boston in 1651
  • Elizabeth Moir, who arrived in Virginia in 1684

Moir Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Moir, who settled in Boston in 1703
  • James Moir, who landed in North Carolina in 1739
  • Henry Moir, who was banished to America from 1748
  • Alexander Moir, who arrived in West Indies in 1766
  • Andrew, Jane, and James Moir, who all settled in Maryland in 1774

Moir Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Moir, who arrived in New York in 1835
  • Charles Moir, aged 37, arrived in New York in 1868
  • Joseph and Robert Moir, who came to Philadelphia in 1874
  • Geoge Moir, who landed in Arkansas in 1891

Moir Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Moir, who arrived in Montreal in 1825

Moir Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Moir, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Moir Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Moir, Scottish convict from Aberdeen, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on December 14, 1835, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Moir Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Moir, aged 27, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Sarah Moir, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Betsy Moir, aged 5, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Walter Moir, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • John Moir, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moir (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moir (post 1700)



  • John Moir (1915-1975), Scottish-born American professional basketball player
  • Charles "Charlie" Moir (b. 1930), American former college basketball coach
  • Percy M. Moir, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Philippine Islands, 1920, 1924 (alternate)
  • John T. Moir, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii Territory, 1912
  • James Moir, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Ian Moir (b. 1943), Scottish former football midfielder
  • David Macbeth Moir (1798-1851), Scottish physician and writer
  • Sir Christopher Ernest Moir (b. 1955), English peer, 4th Baronet Moir of Whitehanger, County of Sussex
  • Sheri Moir (b. 1981), Canadian figure skater
  • Scott Moir (b. 1987), Canadian ice dancer, he and Tessa Virtue are the 2010 Olympic champions, the 2010 and 2012 World Champions, the 2008 & 2012 Four Continents Champions, the 2006 World Junior Champions
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Moir Historic Events


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Moir Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mrs. Euphemia Sanders Moir (1881-1914), née Prior Canadian Second Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Miss Dorothy Lilian  Moir (1911-1917), Canadian resident from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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Motto


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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: Mediocriter
Motto Translation: With moderation.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1835 with 132 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1835

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  4. 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).
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Moir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moir 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 27 November 2016 at 11:02.

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