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The roots of the distinguished surname Mooi 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.

Mooi Early Origins



The surname Mooi 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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Mooi Spelling Variations


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Mooi Spelling Variations



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

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Mooi Early History


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Mooi Early History



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

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Mooi Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mooi 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    5. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. De Jong, Gerald Francis. The Dutch in America 1609-1974. New York: Twayne, 1975. Print.
    10. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
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    The Mooi Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mooi 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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