Last name: MOYER

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MOYER : This last name is indexed 83,902 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MOYER : 1: Americanized form of German Meyer or Mayer.2: French: status name for a sharecropper from an angent derivative of Old French moie ‘half’.3: In some cases also an Americanized form of Dutch Mooijer: surname associated with Maaijer an occupational name for a mower or reaper (see Maier). However almost all bearers come from Volendam (North Holland) where the surname originated as Pooijer possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman (peurder) or a nickname for someone carrying a ponjaard ‘dagger’. The surname was changed to Mooijer due to the connotation with Dutch pooier ‘bully fancy-man’.

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