The name ‘Moon’ originates from England. It is derived from a habitation name from the place called ‘Moyon’ in La Manche, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name ‘Modius’ (in itself from the Latin word ‘modus’ meaning measure). In English it is also a nickname from the Anglo French Norman word ‘noun’ meaning monk, and in Cornwall, England, it is a nickname for a slender person, from Cornish word ‘mon’ meaning thin. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Moon’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘John de Mohun’, from Somerset, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘John Moon’, aged forty, a carpenter by trade, from the county of Yorkshire, England. He emigrated with his son ‘James Moon’, aged nine, to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of Liverpool aboard the ship named the ‘Boston Packet… Coat of arms: Argent an eagle displayed gules, two flaunches of …
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