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The roots of the distinguished surname Mooij 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.

Mooij Early Origins



The surname Mooij 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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Mooij Spelling Variations


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Mooij Spelling Variations



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

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Mooij Early History


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Mooij Early History



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

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Mooij Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mooij 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. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
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    The Mooij Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mooij 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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