Moy Family History
Moy Name Meaning
Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’, of unexplained etymology. The English surname (see 2) has also become established in Ulster. English (Norfolk): unexplained. Compare Moy 1. French: habitational name from places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire, named in Latin as Modiacum ‘(estate) of Modius’ (see Moya 2). Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi, from Old Norse mói, the dative case of mór ‘sandy plain’. Chinese: possibly a variant spelling of Mei 1.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press