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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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Walter Moyle (d. 1480), Justice of the Common pleas; John Moyle (1592?-1661), High Sheriff of Cornwall, friend of Sir John Eliot and supporter of the Parliamentarian cause in the Long Parliament; Sir Thomas Moyle (born before 1500-1560), commissioner for Henry VIII in...

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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
  • William Moyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Roger Moyle, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Roger Moyle, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
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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
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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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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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