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.
Early Origins of the Mooyen family
Germany. The first recorded bearer of the name was Hans Moye, who was documented in the north German town of Anklam in 1401.
Early History of the Mooyen family
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Mooyen Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mooy, Mooi, Mooij, Mooey, Moye, Mooyen, Moeykens and others.
Early Notables of the Mooyen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mooyen family to the New World and Oceana
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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