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Moya History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."

Early Origins of the Moya family


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.

Early History of the Moya family


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Moya Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Moya family (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...
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Migration of the Moya family to the New World and Oceana


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
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Moya Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Luis De Moya, who arrived in America in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • A Moya, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Vicente Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jose Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Justo Moya, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moya (post 1700)


  • John Hidalgo Moya (1920-1994), famous American-born architect
  • Richard Moya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Olga C. Moya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francisco Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Edgar I. Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carlos Moya (b. 1976), Spanish tennis player who won the men's singles at the French Open in 1998
  • Rafael Moya Murillo (1799-1894), Costa Rican politician
  • Mario Moya Palencia (1933-2006), Mexican politician
  • Moya Greene, born in Newfoundland, a former Canadian civil servant, business woman and current Chief Executive Officer of Royal Mail, the first Canadian and the first woman to take charge of the postal service
  • Moya Brennan (b. 1952), Irish folk singer, songwriter, harpist, and philanthropist

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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