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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

Similar surnames: Noser, Maser, Roser, Mower, Most, Moder, Mosser, Mohr, Mose, Miser

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Where is the Moser family from?

You can see how Moser families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moser family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moser families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 178 Moser families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 56% of all the recorded Moser's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Moser families in 1911.
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What did your Moser ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Moser. 69% of Moser men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Moser women worked as a Farmer Wife. .

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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
  • Merchant
  • Carpenter
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer Wife
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Moser. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Moser. For the veterans among your Moser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moser lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Moser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Moser in 1943 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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