The name Moyser came to England
with the ancestors of the Moyser family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Moyser family lived in Shropshire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest
, Moy, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Moyser family
The surname Moyser 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 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.
Early History of the Moyser family
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Moyser Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Moy, Moye, Moys, Moyse, Moyes, Moses, Moesen, Moi and others.
Early Notables of the Moyser family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moyser family to Ireland
Some of the Moyser 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.
Migration of the Moyser family to the New World and Oceana
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland
, North America, and Australia
in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England
. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Moyser or a variant listed above:
Moyser Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- James Moyser, aged 28, who landed in Virginia in 1635 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)