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The Moyle name is derived from the Cornish word "moyl," meaning "bald," as such, it may have evolved from a nickname.

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The surname Moyle was first found in Cornwall where the surname is "not from mule, as the family appear to have imagined when they assumed the arms, 'Gules, a moyle or mule passant argent;' but from a place in or contiguous to the parish of St. Minovor. " [1]

Spelling variations of this family name include: Moyle, Moil, Moile, Moyles, Muyle and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moyle research. Another 419 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1535, 1200, 1290, 1465, 1542, 1660, 1664, 1480, 1592, 1661, 1500, 1560, 1541, 1544, 1604, 1592, 1661, 1627, 1701, 1654, 1656, 1671, 1672 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Moyle History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moyle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Dorothy Moyle, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Dorothy Moyle, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Wm Moyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Roger Moyle, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Roger Moyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1652


Moyle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Henry Moyle, who came to Virginia in 1715
  • Henry Moyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

Moyle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Moyle, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Susan Moyle, aged 34, arrived in New York, NY in 1842
  • Thomas Moyle, aged 29, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • W Moyle, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • William Moyle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853

Moyle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Henrietta Moyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Walter Moyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Abberton" in 1846
  • Ann Moyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Moyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847
  • John Moyle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847


Moyle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Loftus Moyle arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1851
  • Joseph Moyle, aged 24, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Schiehallion" in 1872
  • Elizabeth Moyle, aged 27, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874

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  • S. Moyle, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Wyoming at-large, 1964
  • Michael J. Moyle, American Republican politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates 3rd District; Elected 1974
  • Jon C. Moyle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Florida, 1972
  • James Henry Moyle (1858-1946), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Utah, 1914; Member of Democratic National Committee from Utah, 1916-20
  • Henry D. Moyle, American politician, U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1921
  • Cindy Moyle (b. 1953), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1988, 2004, 2008; Member of Republican National Committee from Idaho, 2008
  • Henry D Moyle (1889-1963), American counselor in the LDS church
  • Dr. Peter B Moyle, professor of Biology at the University of California, Davis
  • Allan Moyle (b. 1947), Canadian film-maker, actor and screenwriter


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  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Moyle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moyle 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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