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The surname Moya comes from the place name Moya, which is the name of many places in the Spanish speaking world. This surname was most likely first taken from Moya, near Barcelona, which is in turn derived from the Basque word "oi" for "pasture."

Moya Early Origins



The surname Moya was first found in Galicia, where it is said Alvaro Marino began a family bearing this name after assisting in the capture of Moya, Cuenca in circa 830. Catalonia, near Barcelona in the 13th century. A branch of this family has also been found in Catalonia since 1200.

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Moya Spelling Variations


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Moya Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Moya, Moyá and others.

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Moya Early History


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Moya Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moya research. Another 278 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1461, 1484, 1571, 1591, 1641, 1659, 1679, 1844, and 1856 are included under the topic Early Moya History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moya Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moya Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among bearers of the family name in this era was Pedro de Moya y Contreras, a prelate and writer who was born in Cordoba in 1591. He was made Archbishop of Mexico, after settling there in 1571. In the 17th century Mateus de Moya...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moya 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:

Moya Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Luis de Moya, who sailed to Spanish America in 1513
  • Juan de Moya, who arrived in New Spain in 1567
  • Maria de Moya, who migrated to Peru in 1570
  • Cristobal de Moya, who arrived in Peru in 1580
  • Luisa de Moya, who traveled to Cartagena in 1597
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis De Moya, who arrived in America in 1813
  • A Moya, aged 40, landed in New Orleans, La in 1831
  • Vicente Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1856
  • Jose Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • Justo Moya, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moya (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moya (post 1700)



  • Richard Moya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972
  • Olga C. Moya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008
  • Francisco Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • Edgar I. Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • John Hidalgo Moya (1920-1994), famous American-born architect
  • Carlos Moya (b. 1976), Spanish tennis player who won the men's singles at the French Open in 1998

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Carr, Raymond. Spain, 1808-1975. 2nd Ed. . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 978-0198221272).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    7. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moya Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moya 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 3 October 2016 at 12:32.

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