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Mosely Family History

Mosely Name Meaning

English: variants Mosley. The form Moseley occurs mainly in the West Midlands.

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

Similar surnames: Moseley, Mosey, Moseby, Morel, Josey, Mowell, Moses, Morell, Mosley

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Where is the Mosely family from?

You can see how Mosely families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mosely family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mosely families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 10 Mosely families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Mosely's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Mosely families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mosely surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mosely ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mosely. .

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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 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 51,000 census records available for the last name Mosely. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosely 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 Mosely. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mosely. For the veterans among your Mosely ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mosely lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mosely life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Mosely in 1941 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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