Moat Family History

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Moat Name Meaning

Scottish (Borders): habitational name from either of two places in Dumfriesshire called Moat, named from Middle English mote ‘moat’, ‘ditch’, originally referring to the whole system of fortifications (see Motte). In some cases it may have been a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a moated dwelling.

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

Similar surnames: Most, Mott, Mort, Mont, Monat, Moad, Motte, Mount, Hoad, Hoar

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Moat Family Origin

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Moat Family Occupations

What did your Moat ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Moat. 24% of Moat men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Moat women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moat were Rockman Coal Mine and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Boot Repairer
  • Rockman Coal Mine

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
  • Housewife

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

Moat Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Moat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Moat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Moat. For the veterans among your Moat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moat Life Expectancy

What is the average Moat lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Moat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Moat in 1961 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moat ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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