Moyers History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Moyers surname in Scotland is thought to have been a topographic name for someone who resided near a moor, or heath.

Early Origins of the Moyers family

The surname Moyers was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times.The family name Moyers first appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Moyers family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moyers research. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 18 J, 1636, 1644, 1st , 1610, 1644, 1st , 1862, 1933, 1894, 1957, 1925, 1998, 1955, 1609, 1683, 1653, 1610, 1644, 1st and 1636 are included under the topic Early Moyers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moyers Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moir, Moar, Moer, Moyer, Moyr and others.

Early Notables of the Moyers family (pre 1700)

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moyers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Moyers migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moyers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alice Moyers, aged 22, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Richard Moyers, aged 24, who immigrated to the United States, in 1892
  • Hy. Frances Moyers, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
Moyers Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • John Moyers, aged 31, who landed in America from Killmallock, in 1901
  • Mary Moyers, aged 30, who settled in America from Killmallock, in 1901
  • Park Moyers, aged 29, who landed in America from Killmallock, in 1901
  • William Wilson Moyers, aged 33, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Ida Mary Moyers, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moyers (post 1700) +

  • Steve Moyers (b. 1956), American retired soccer forward
  • Bill Moyers (1934-1965), American journalist and public commentator, White House Press Secretary (1965 to 1967)
  • Paul S. Moyers (b. 1910), American Democrat politician, Merchant; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Braxton County, 1961-68 [1]
  • Jason G. Moyers, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2000 [1]
  • Jack Moyers, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey, 1978 [1]
  • Gilbert Moyers, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1860 [1]


The Moyers Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mediocriter
Motto Translation: With moderation.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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