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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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Mosley Family Origin

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Mosley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mosley. The most common Mosley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Mosley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mosley family was Farm Laborer.

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Mosley Life Expectancy

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