Mosby Family History

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Mosby Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name, probably from Mosbrough in South Yorkshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Moresburh, from Old English mores, genitive singular of mor ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘moor’ + burh ‘fortress’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of several farmsteads in southern Norway, so named from Old Norse mós (genitive case of mór ‘sandy plain’) + býr ‘farm’.

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

Similar surnames: Cosby, Morby, Moseby, Moy, Busby, Nasby, Colby, Milby, Lusby, Ostby

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Mosby Family Origin

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Mosby Family Occupations

What did your Mosby ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Police Constable and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mosby. 34% of Mosby men worked as a Police Constable and 73% of Mosby women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mosby were Grocer Van Driver and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Police Constable
  • General Labourer
  • Grocer Van Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • None
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Mosby Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Mosby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosby 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mosby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mosby. For the veterans among your Mosby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mosby Life Expectancy

What is the average Mosby lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Mosby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Mosby in 1945 was 19, and 69 in 2004.

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