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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.

Moon Early Origins



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.

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Moon Spelling Variations


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Moon Spelling Variations



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

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Moon Early History


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Moon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moon research. Another 199 words (14 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.

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Moon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moon In Ireland


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Moon In Ireland



Some of the Moon family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Moon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Moon settled in Virginia in 1637
  • John Moon, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Henry Moon, who arrived in Virginia in 1665

Moon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Klemen Moon, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Margret Moon, aged 44, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Marica Moon, aged 10, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Matiles Moon, aged 8, landed in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Joannes Moon, aged 33, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • ... (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
  • Thomas Moon, aged 33, arrived in Delaware in 1812
  • Benjamin Moon, aged 23, arrived in Georgia in 1812
  • Allen Moon, aged 23, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • J Moon, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 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, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Robert Burns" in 1834

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
  • Joseph Moon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • Philip Moon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cressy" in 1847
  • John Moon, aged 28, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Olivia"
  • William Moon, aged 22, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emigrant"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Moon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1861
  • William Moon, aged 43, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Ann Moon, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • Margaret J. Moon, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • William John Moon, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moon (post 1700)



  • 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
  • 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
  • Philip Burton Moon (1907-1994), British physicist

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Moon Historic Events


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Moon Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Walter Moon (b. 1904), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Jack E Moon (b. 1917), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Hastings, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. John Henry Moon (b. 1914), British Mechanician 2nd Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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    The Moon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moon 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 1 August 2016 at 11:16.

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