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Moss Name Meaning
English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses.English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.Irish (Ulster): part translation of Gaelic Ó Maolmhóna ‘descendant of Maolmhóna’, a personal name composed of the elements maol ‘servant’, ‘tonsured one’, ‘devotee’ + a second element which was assumed to be móin (genitive móna) ‘moorland’, ‘peat bog’.

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

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Name Distribution of Moss Families

  • Number of Moss families
     293 - 584
     98 - 292
     1 - 97
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Moss families
     2,101 - 4,200
     701 - 2,100
     1 - 700
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Moss families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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