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The ancestors of the Moye family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Shropshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England, Moy, Normandy.

Moye Early Origins



The surname Moye was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The earliest reference to the name was Jeanne de Moy, a wealthy dowager widow of William Crispin IX, Baron of Bec in France about the year 1325. The name originated in Moy in Normandy. However, the name Moy became interpreted in northwestern England and Wales, and on the Welsh border as Moyes, Moyse, and Moses, even Moesen, the latter being a Welsh version being found in Denbigh, Llangollen and Wrexham. The name was also extended to Mostyn, and became attached to Vychan, Lord of Mostyn.

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Moye Spelling Variations


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Moye Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Moye were recorded, including Moy, Moye, Moys, Moyse, Moyes, Moses, Moesen, Moi and others.

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Moye Early History


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Moye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moye research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1623 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Moye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moye In Ireland


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Moye In Ireland



Some of the Moye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Moye arrived in North America very early:

Moye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Moye, who landed in Virginia in 1638
  • Dorothy Moye settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Alice Moye, who arrived in Virginia in 1648

Moye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albert Moye, and his wife and two children settled in Texas in 1845

Moye Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs. E. Moye, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1903
  • Benjamin Moye, aged 59, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Charles H. C. Moye, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Edward Moye, aged 32, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Walter Moye, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Moye, aged 37, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Anne Moye, aged 34, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Catherine Moye, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Mary Moye, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • Biddy Moye, aged 8, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lysander" in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moye (post 1700)



  • Michael George Moye (b. 1954), American photographer and a former television writer and producer
  • Malina Moye, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and entrepreneur
  • Famoudou Don Moye (b. 1946), American jazz percussionist and drummer
  • Derek Moye (b. 1988), American college football wide receiver
  • Wyatt Moye, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Edgecombe County, 1846-47
  • Ricky Duane Moye, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates; Elected 2010, 2012
  • Lonnie John Moye, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Washington County, 1947-48, 1953-54
  • Lew Moye, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1996, 2000
  • Howard D. Moye, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1986, 1988, 1990
  • Charles A. Moye Jr., American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1956, 1960, 1964
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Moye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moye 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.

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