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The roots of the distinguished surname Mooy 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.

Mooy Early Origins



The surname Mooy 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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Mooy Spelling Variations


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Mooy Spelling Variations



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

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Mooy Early History


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Mooy Early History



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

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Mooy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mooy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mooy Notables 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:

Mooy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jacobs Petemella Mooy, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mooy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mooy (post 1700)



  • Hayley Mooy (b. 1997), American actress who portrayed Pooja Naberrie in the film "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones"
  • Jan Mooy (1776-1847), Dutch painter, known for his marine art and watercolors
  • Brodie Mooy (b. 1990), Australian football midfielder
  • Aaron Mooy (b. 1990), Australian football midfielder
  • Genevieve Mooy, Australian actress who played Lady Astor on the popular ABC children's program "Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot"

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Mooy Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Mooy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mooy 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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