The name ‘Moyer’ originates from England. It is a derivative of the Occupational name ‘Mawer’, or ‘Mower’, a corrupted form in itself. It is a local occupational name from ‘the mower’, given to someone responsible for mowing pasture lands to provide hay, an agent derivative of the name ‘Modius’ (from the Latin ‘modus’ meaning measure). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Moyer’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the eighteenth century were a ‘Mary Mower’, is recorded as marrying ‘John Charles England’, at St Georges Chapel in seventeen hundred and seventy-six. Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class people to emigrate were, poor crop yields, high unemployment, and the misconception that Am… Coat of arms: Argent …
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