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When the ancestors of the Moyse family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Shropshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England, Moy, Normandy.

Moyse Early Origins



The surname Moyse was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The earliest reference to the name was Jeanne de Moy, a wealthy dowager widow of William Crispin IX, Baron of Bec in France about the year 1325. The name originated in Moy in Normandy. However, the name Moy became interpreted in northwestern England and Wales, and on the Welsh border as Moyes, Moyse, and Moses, even Moesen, the latter being a Welsh version being found in Denbigh, Llangollen and Wrexham. The name was also extended to Mostyn, and became attached to Vychan, Lord of Mostyn.

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Moyse Spelling Variations


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Moyse Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Moyse has been recorded under many different variations, including Moy, Moye, Moys, Moyse, Moyes, Moses, Moesen, Moi and others.

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Moyse Early History


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Moyse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moyse research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1623 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Moyse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moyse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moyse Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moyse Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moyse In Ireland


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Moyse In Ireland



Some of the Moyse family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Moyses were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Moyse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jon Moyse, who arrived in Virginia in 1628
  • Joseph Moyse settled in New England in 1635
  • Susanna Moyse settled in Barbados in 1678

Moyse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Moyse, who landed in South Carolina in 1756

Moyse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph M Moyse, who landed in Mississippi in 1879

Moyse Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Marie Moyse, aged 22, arrived in St Pierre and Miquelon in 1767

Moyse Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Moyse, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • Stephen Martin Moyse, aged 20, a miner, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"
  • Lavinia Moyse, aged 25, a cook, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Melbourne"
  • William Moyse, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Clara"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moyse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moyse (post 1700)



  • Blanche Honegger Moyse (1909-2011), American conductor
  • George G. Moyse (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifth Middlesex District, 1920-24; Member of Massachusetts State Senate Fifth Middlesex District, 1925-36
  • Alec Rodney Moyse (b. 1935), English footballer
  • Christopher Raymond Moyse (b. 1965), English former professional footballer
  • Gaston Moyse, French founder of Locotracteurs Gaston Moyse, a French manufacturer of diesel shunting locomotives in 1922
  • Louis Moyse (1912-2007), famous French flute player and composer, son of Marcel Moyse
  • Marcel Moyse (1889-1984), famous French flutist
  • Heather Moyse (b. 1978), Canadian gold, silver and two-time bronze medalist bobsledder
  • Walter Moyse (b. 1981), Canadian professional basketball player

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    11. ...

    The Moyse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moyse 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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