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


Similar surnames: May, Moya, Goy, Moe, Hoy, Mory, Loy, Mon, Mo, Toy

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Moy Family Occupations

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In 1881, Carpenter and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Moy. The most common Moy occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 50% of Moy's were Carpenters.

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Moy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Moy in 1948 was 64, and 78 in 2004.

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