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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). Moses 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


Similar surnames: Moss, Mose, Moises, Moyes, Mones, Mosey, Osen, Maser, Moser, Mozes

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Moses Family Origin

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Moses Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moses. A less common occupation for the Moses family was Farm Laborer. The most common Moses occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Moses's were Farmers.

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Moses Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Moses life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Moses in 1943 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Moses

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