Last name: MOY

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MOY : This last name is indexed 119,731 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MOY : 1: Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Muighe ‘descendant of Muighe’ a personal name of unexplained etymology.2: English (Norfolk) and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moy (Aisne Saône-et-Loire; see 5) or Mouy (Oise) France.3: Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southwestern Norway named Moi from Old Norse mói the dative case of mór ‘sandy plain’.4: Swiss German: perhaps a nickname from Middle High German moie ‘neat beautiful’.5: French: habitational name from any of the places so called in Aisne and Saône-et-Loire named in Latin as Modiacum ‘(estate) of Modius’ (from Modius a personal name derived from Latin modus ‘measure’).6: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 梅 possibly based on its prouniciation in the Siyi Cantonese subdialect (also known as Sze Yup or Four Districts dialect spoken in southern Guangdong) or Hakka dialect (spoken in southern China and certain other parts of Southeast Asia); see Mei 1.

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