Moye Family History

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Moye Name Meaning

English (Suffolk, Essex): unexplained. French: habitation name from Moye in Haute-Savoie. Dutch (de Moye): nickname from Middle Dutch moy, moeie, ‘fine’, ‘handsome’, denoting a well-dressed person or a dandy. Spanish: see Moya.

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

Similar surnames: Boye, Moy, Mole, Moya, Moyse, More, Hoy, Loye, Moyes, Noye

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Moye Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Moye name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Moye. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Moye Family Origin

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Moye Family Occupations

What did your Moye ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Moye occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Moye's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Moye family was Agril Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Railway Guard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moye.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bricklayer

  • Railway Guard

  • Agril Labourer


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Moye Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Moye. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moye 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 Moye. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Moye. For the veterans among your Moye ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Moye Life Expectancy

What is the average Moye lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Moye life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Moye in 1946 was 24, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moye 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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