Mossman Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Mossman Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for a man who lived by a peat bog. German (Mossmann): 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). probably also a spelling variant of Massman. Jewish (Ashkenazic): elaborated form of Moses.

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

Similar surnames: Messman, Moosman, Kossman, Osman, Rossman, Crossman, Ossman, Mussman

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.


Mossman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mossman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mossman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

Explore the full experience here
  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


Your own DNA-based ethnicity estimate will differ from what you see here. To get your personalized ethnicity estimate, order an AncestryDNA® kit.order an AncestryDNA® kit.

Order a DNA Kit Today

Mossman Family Origin

Where is the Mossman family from?

Mossman Family Occupations

What did your Mossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Mossman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Mossman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Mossman family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mossman.

View Census data for Mossman | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mossman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mossman Historical Records

What Mossman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mossman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Mossman

Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mossman. 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.

View all Mossman immigration records

Draft Card

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

View all Mossman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Mossman family history.

Mossman Life Expectancy

What is the average Mossman lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mossman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mossman in 1941 was 50, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mossman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mossman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Mossman Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name