Moser Family History
Moser Name Meaning
South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a peat bog Middle High German mōs or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. Compare Mosser and Musser . North German (Möser): metonymic occupational name for a vegetable grower or seller from an agent noun based on Middle Low German mōs ‘vegetable’. German (Möser): habitational name from any of several places called Möser or for someone from any of several places called Möse Moese and Mösen. English: habitational name from Moser in Whitwell (Westmorland) or Mosser (Cumbria). The placenames derive from Old Scandinavian mosi ‘moss bog’ + erg ‘shieling hill pasture’. Compare Mosher .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022