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Mosley Family History

Mosley Name Meaning
English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Mos(e)ley in central, western, and northwestern England. The obvious derivation is from Old English mos ‘peat bog’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, but the one in southern Birmingham (Museleie in Domesday Book) had as its first element Old English mus ‘mouse’, while one in Staffordshire (Molesleie in Domesday Book) had the genitive case of the Old English byname Moll.

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

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Name Distribution of Mosley Families

  • Number of Mosley families
     166 - 329
     56 - 165
     1 - 55
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Mosley families
     541 - 1,080
     181 - 540
     1 - 180
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Mosley families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Mosley Family Origin

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Mosley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Mosley

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Mosley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Mosley Civil War Service Records

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