Scotland, 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.

Spelling 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.

Some noteworthy people of the name Moon

• Sun Myung Moon (1929) South Korean founder of the Unification Church
• William Moon (1818-1894) English inventor

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