with its skirl of bagpipes and colorful tartans is the homeland of the noble
surname Moon. In Scotland, hereditary surnames were adopted according to
fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived
from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted
the proprietorship of the village or estate. The Moon family originally
lived at Mohun in the province of Normandy.
variations of this family name include: Moon, Moone, Moones and others.
First found in Devonshire where they were seated from very early times
and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord,
for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants
were: William Moon settled in Virginia in 1637; another William Moon settled
in Nova Scotia in 1774; John, and James Moon settled in New York in 1774;
Abraham Moone settled in Virginia in 1638.
The name was originally spelt "Moon", but in the 19th century
an "E" was included at the end of the name by a family matriarch.
Motto Translated: To preserve an equal mind.
noteworthy people of the name Moon
• Sun Myung Moon (1929) South Korean founder of the Unification
• William Moon (1818-1894) English inventor