Mossman Family History

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Mossman Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: topographic name for a man who lived by a peat bog. 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). probably also a spelling variant of Massman. 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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Mossman Family Origin

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Mossman Family Occupations

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 CA named Mossman. 23% of Mossman men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Mossman women worked as a Fisher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mossman were Carpenter and Dress

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Fisher
    11%
  • Fiship
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Fisher
    30%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Cashier
    10%
  • Dress
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Mossman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Mossman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mossman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Mossman Life Expectancy

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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