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Mosser Family History

Mosser Name Meaning

German (also Mösser): occupational name for a producer or seller of must, i.e. unfermented grape juice, from an agent noun based on a dialect variant of German Most (see Most).

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


Similar surnames: Moser, Moster, Messer, Rosser, Dosser, Esser, Goeser, Nasser, Hosner

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Where is the Mosser family from?

You can see how Mosser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mosser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mosser families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 45 Mosser families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 73% of all the recorded Mosser's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mosser families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mosser surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mosser ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Mosser. 19% of Mosser men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Mosser women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mosser were Salesman and Housewife.

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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
    19%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    12%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Mosser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosser 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mosser. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Mosser. For the veterans among your Mosser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mosser lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mosser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Mosser in 1946 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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