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
, 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.
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.
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.