The Moyles name is derived from the Cornish word "moyl," meaning "bald," as such, it may have evolved from a nickname.
Early Origins of the Moyles family
The surname Moyles 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. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Moyles family
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Moyles Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Moyles family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Sir Walter Moyle (d. 1480), Justice of the Common pleas; John Moyle (1592?-1661), High Sheriff
, 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... Another 82 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moyles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moyles family to Ireland
Some of the Moyles family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Moyles family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moyles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nicholas Moyles, who landed in Virginia in 1658 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Moyles (post 1700)
- Thomas M. Moyles, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Luzerne County, 1891-94 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html