Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Mohun, Mon, Moone, Moun, Moune
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
Contact: Mr Leland Moon
I have been studying the moon line for about 55 years. I started my one name approach for the moon line 5 years ago. I have started in Lancashire, England where my ancestors originated. I have data bases for all the Moon's in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, and Jamaica. The Moon's from Lancashire, emigrated throughout the world, Australia, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Jamaica.
I am currently collecting YDNA from Moons all over the world to see how we are related. I am concentrating on Moon throughout the British Isles.
The Moon name is a multi-origin name. There are at least 10 different lines of Moon's in the world. Worldfamilies.net shows the DNA breakdown for those lines. https://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/moon/results?raw=1
Moon, Mohun, Moon and Moun are the most common. It is stated in most history books that the Moon name originated from the name Mohun and came over with William the Conqueror. I have not been able to prove this with a paper trail. I am trying to do so via YDNA. The Mohun - Moon YDNA project is found on Family Tree DNA under projects.
The highest concentration of moons in the 1881 census compared to Y-DNA of the Moon name done by Living DNA.
The study sponsors one DNA project located at Family TreeDNA (Mohun). It is my hope to find out how many of the Moon’s in England are from a common origin. The moons supposedly came to England with William the Conqueror and the name at that time was Mohun. I have not been able to find any sources to prove this claim. I have resorted to YDNA to prove or disprove the claim. There are many great matches with Moons in the United States but few matches with anyone in Great Britain. I would like to encourage individuals from Great Britain to do a Y-DNA study at Family TreeDNA and see if our lines are related. When I find a Mohun line with YDNA we will be able to compare the Moon DNA and see if there are any lines that descend from Mohun.
The DNA distribution map above shows Moons in all of England are related. More Y-DNA is needed to prove those relationships. Y-DNA is needed from every county in England. If you have any curiosity about where the Moon name originated and who is related to whome then please test. Go to the Mohun page on Family TreeDNA and near the bottom there is a discount for Y37 DNA.
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