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Mossey Family History

Mossey Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of the southeastern French surname Mossé, a form of Moses.

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


Similar surnames: Massey, Mussey, Dossey, Cossey, Mosey, Rossey, Morley, Missel, Missey

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Where is the Mossey family from?

You can see how Mossey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mossey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mossey families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 30 Mossey families living in Ontario. This was about 45% of all the recorded Mossey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mossey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mossey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mossey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Mossey. 38% of Mossey men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    38%
  • Labourer
    20%
  • Fisherman
    9%
  • Miner
    9%
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What Mossey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mossey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mossey 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 737 immigration records available for the last name Mossey. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mossey. For the veterans among your Mossey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mossey lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Mossey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Mossey in 1950 was 73, and 78 in 2004.

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