Origins Available: English
The name Moyne reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Moyne is for a monk. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old English word munuc, of the same meaning, and would indicate that the original bearer was a Monk in the medieval period (celibacy among monks was not generally adopted until the later Middle Ages, so some of them would have had families). On the other hand, the surname may be a nickname
to describe someone who was perhaps a recluse.
Early Origins of the Moyne family
The surname Moyne was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Potheridge and descended from a Norman noble, Le Moyne, who attended Duke William at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Conjecturally they are descended from the holder of the lands of Potheridge at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
in 1086, Aubrey from Baldwin the Sheriff of Devon
, who held a mare and three clusters of horses at Great and Little Potheridge and Potheridge Gate. William Le Moyne's principal seat was at Dunster Castle. From this distinguished family name are descended the ancient and ardent royalist house of the Dukes of Albermarle.
Moynes Court is a building in the village of Mathern, Monmouthshire, Wales, which dates back to c. 1609. The original manor dates back to c. 1254.
Early History of the Moyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moyne research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1670, 1660, 1653, 1688, 1610, 1661, 1659, 1701, 1689, 1690, 1715, 1627 and 1797 are included under the topic Early Moyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Moyne Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Moyne are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Moyne include Monk, Monks, Monck, Moncks, Monckes and others.
Early Notables of the Moyne family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670), English general and statesman, instrumental in the restoration of Charles II to the English throne in 1660; Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, KG
(1653-1688), an English soldier and politician; Nicholas Monck (c... Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moyne family to Ireland
Some of the Moyne family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moyne family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Moyne, or a variant listed above:
Moyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Moyne, listed as a British Alien in America in 1811
- John Moyne, who landed in America in 1811 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)
- William Moyne, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847