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Moyes Family History

Moyes Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from the Middle English personal name Moise (see Moses).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Moses, Moye, Mores, Mayes, Bayes, Moles, Moes, Mozes, Mays, Moises

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Where is the Moyes family from?

You can see how Moyes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moyes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moyes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 31 Moyes families living in Ontario. This was about 66% of all the recorded Moyes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Moyes families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Moyes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Moyes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Moyes. 40% of Moyes men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Moyes women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moyes were Teamster and Income.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Accountant
    20%
  • Teamster
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Weaver
    50%
  • Income
    50%
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Census Records

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Moyes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moyes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Moyes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Moyes. For the veterans among your Moyes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moyes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Moyes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Moyes in 1956 was 50, and 70 in 2004.

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