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Mossman Name Meaning

Scottish: from Middle English or Scots mos ‘moss bog’ + man ‘man’ either in the topographic sense ‘person who lives at a boggy place’ or perhaps occupational ‘official who is responsible for an area of bog or the peat-cutting on it’. Compare Moorman . English: nickname from Middle English most ‘largest greatest highest ranking’ + man ‘man’. Americanized form of 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 ). Possibly also an Americanized form of German Massmann . 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

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Where is the Mossman family from?

You can see how Mossman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mossman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mossman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 144 Mossman families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 87% of all the recorded Mossman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Mossman families in 1911.
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What did your Mossman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Fisher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mossman. 31% of Mossman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Mossman women worked as a Fisher. .

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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
  • Fisher
  • Fiship
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Fisher
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Passenger Lists

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

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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.

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