Moon Family History

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Moon Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan). English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis). English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ (see Monk). Cornish: nickname for a slender person, from Cornish mon ‘thin’. Korean: variant of Mun.

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


Similar surnames: Moron, Noon, Moxon, Moen, Mon, Mohn, Moya, Mock, Moan, Woon

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Moon Family Origin

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Moon Family Occupations

What did your Moon 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 Moon. 8% of Moon men worked as a General Labourer and 70% of Moon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moon were Bricklayer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    8%
  • Dairy Farmer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    70%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%

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

Moon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 320,000 census records available for the last name Moon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moon 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Moon. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Moon. For the veterans among your Moon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moon Life Expectancy

What is the average Moon lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Moon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moon in 1942 was 48, and 75 in 2004.

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