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

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  • Coal Miner

    43%
  • Coalminer

    6%
  • (Iron Turner) (Machine Smith)

    2%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mosby family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Coalminer and (Iron Turner) (Machine Smith) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mosby. The most common Mosby occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 43% of Mosby's were Coal Miners.

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Mosby Historical Records

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Mosby Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mosby

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