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.

Important Dates for the Moya family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moya research. Another 71 words (5 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.

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...
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.

Moya migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • A Moya, aged 40, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1831 [1]
  • Vicente Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1856 [1]
  • Jose Moya, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • Justo Moya, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1860 [1]
  • ... (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]
  • Olga C. Moya, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2008 [2]
  • Francisco Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]
  • Edgar I. Moya, American Democrat politician, Member, Rules Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [2]
  • 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
  • Ms. Moya Denise Elizabeth Sutton M.B.E.,, British Director for Education and Partnerships for Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Nursing [3]
  • Dame Moya Margerite Greene D.B.E., (b. 1954), born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canadian Chief Executive for Royal Mail PLC, was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018, for services to Business and the Postal Sector [4]

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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
  3. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62310, 4 July 2019 | London Gazette, The Gazette, June 2018, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62310/supplement/B1
  4. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
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