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Moses Family History

Moses Name Meaning
Jewish; also Welsh and English: from the Biblical name borne by the Israelite leader who led the Israelites out of Egypt, as related in the Book of Exodus. The Hebrew form of the name, Moshe, is probably of Egyptian origin, from a short form of any of various ancient Egyptian personal names, such as Rameses and Tutmosis, meaning ‘conceived by (a certain god)’. However, very early in its history it acquired a folk etymology, being taken as a derivative of the Hebrew root verb mšh ‘draw (something from the water)’, and was associated with a story of the infant Moses being discovered among the bullrushes by Pharaoh’s daughter (Exodus 2: 1–10). ABMoses is the usual English spelling. As a Welsh family name, it was adopted among Dissenter families in the 18th and 19th centuries. As a North American family name, it has absorbed forms of the name from other languages, for example Moise and Moshe.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Moses Families

  • Number of Moses families
     261 - 520
     88 - 260
     1 - 87
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Moses families
     301 - 599
     101 - 300
     1 - 100
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moses families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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