Moke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Moke family

The surname Moke 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.

Early History of the Moke family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moke research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1703 are included under the topic Early Moke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moke Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Moke family (pre 1700)

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United States Moke migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Moke, aged 34, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Henry Moke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1761 [1]

Canada Moke migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Philip Moke U.E. who settled in Osnabruck [South Stormont], Stormont County, Ontario c. 1784 member of the Six Nation Indian Department [2]


The Moke 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.


  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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X


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