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The roots of the distinguished surname Mooyen 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.

Mooyen Early Origins



The surname Mooyen 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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Mooyen Spelling Variations


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Mooyen Spelling Variations



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

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Mooyen Early History


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Mooyen Early History



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

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Mooyen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mooyen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mooyen 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 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. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
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    The Mooyen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mooyen 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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