Moon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Moon surname is of Norman origin, and thought to derive from a place name such as from Moyon in La Manche, or from Mohun in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Moon family

The surname Moon was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Moon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moon research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the year 1655 is included under the topic Early Moon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moon Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moon, Moone, Moones and others.

Early Notables of the Moon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Moon family to Ireland

Some of the Moon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moon migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Moon, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • John Moon, who landed in Virginia in 1655 [1]
  • Henry Moon, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]
Moon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Klemen Moon, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Margret Moon, aged 44, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Marica Moon, aged 10, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Matiles Moon, aged 8, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Joannes Moon, aged 33, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Moon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Moon, who landed in New York in 1801 [1]
  • Thomas Moon, aged 33, who arrived in Delaware in 1812 [1]
  • Benjamin Moon, aged 23, who arrived in Georgia in 1812 [1]
  • Allen Moon, aged 23, who landed in Maryland in 1813 [1]
  • J Moon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moon migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moon Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Matthew Moon, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Moon, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • William Moon, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1774
Moon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Moon, who landed in Canada in 1830
  • Thomas Moon, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

Moon migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Moon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Moon, English convict from Cheshire, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]
  • Joseph Moon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [3]
  • Philip Moon, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847 [3]
  • Mr. John Moon, (b. 1826), aged 26, Cornish agricultural labourer departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1852 aboard the ship "Victory" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 24th December 1852 [4]
  • Mrs. Catherine Moon, (b. 1826), aged 26, Cornish settler departing from Plymouth on 5th September 1852 aboard the ship "Victory" arriving in Geelong, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia on 24th December 1852 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moon migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Moon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • William Moon, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • Mr. William Moon, (b. 1860), aged 18, Cornish farm labourer departing on 1st November 1878 aboard the ship "Waikato" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 28th January 1878 [5]
  • Mrs. Ann Moon, (b.1840), aged 38, Cornish settler departing on 15th October 1878 aboard the ship "Maraval" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th January 1879 [6]
  • Mr. Charley Moon, (b.1868), aged 10, Cornish settler departing on 15th October 1878 aboard the ship "Maraval" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th January 1879 [6]
  • Miss Maleaska Moon, (b.1863), aged 15, Cornish general servant departing on 15th October 1878 aboard the ship "Maraval" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 17th January 1879 [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moon (post 1700)

  • Wallace Wade "Wally" Moon (1930-2018), American Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1954 to 1965, awarded the Gold Glove Award (1960)
  • Parker Thomas Moon (1892-1936), American political scientist, assistant professor at Columbia University (1919-)
  • Private Harold H Moon Jr. (1921-1944), American soldier awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • Richard Moon (1814-1899), English Chairman of the London and North-Western Railway Company (1861-1891), created Baron Moon of Copsewood, County of Warwick on 22 July 1887
  • William Moon (1818-1894), English inventor and clergyman, best known for developing a system of raised lettering for blind readers
  • Prof. Robert Edward Moon C.B.E.,, British Emeritus Professor of Education for Open University, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Education in Developing Countries [7]
  • Geoff Moon OBE (1915-2009), world renowned New Zealand naturalist, ornithologist, conservationist, veterinary surgeon and photographer
  • Paul Moon (b. 1968), New Zealand historian and professor at the Auckland University of Technology
  • Sir Edward Penderel Moon (1905-1987), British administrator in India, and writer
  • Rupert Vance Moon (1892-1986), Australian, recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds during WWI
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Moon family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Walter Moon (b. 1904), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]
  • Mr. Jack E Moon (b. 1917), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Hastings, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [8]
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. John Henry Moon (b. 1914), British Mechanician 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [9]

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Citations

  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. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CRESSY 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Cressy.htm
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  7. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  8. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  9. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
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