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Mose Name Meaning

Italian (pronounced as two syllables): from the Biblical name Mose, Italian equivalent of Moses. This surname is widespread in northern Italy, and is especially common Trieste and Venetia. Catalan (Mosé): from Mossé, Catalan and Occitan (southern France) form of the Biblical name Moses. Danish: topographic name from mose ‘swamp’, ‘bog’.

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

Similar surnames: Moss, Moise, More, Moses, Moser, Rose, Most, Hose, Ose, Moyse

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Where is the Mose family from?

You can see how Mose families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mose family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mose families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Mose families living in Maryland. This was about 24% of all the recorded Mose's in the USA. Maryland had the highest population of Mose families in 1840.
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What did your Mose ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mose. 25% of Mose men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Mose women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mose were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Mose. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mose census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mose. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mose. For the veterans among your Mose ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mose lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Mose life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mose in 1958 was 58, and 68 in 2004.

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