Mosley Family History

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Mosley Name Meaning

English (chiefly southern Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places called Mos(e)ley in central, western, and northwestern England. The obvious derivation is from Old English mos ‘peat bog’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, but the one in southern Birmingham (Museleie in Domesday Book) had as its first element Old English mus ‘mouse’, while one in Staffordshire (Molesleie in Domesday Book) had the genitive case of the Old English byname Moll.

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

Similar surnames: Morley, Cowley, Bosley, Osley, Manley, Godley, Coley, Onley, Ousley

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Mosley Family Origin

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Mosley Family Occupations

What did your Mosley ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mosley. 10% of Mosley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Mosley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mosley were Colliery Hewer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Incapacitated
  • Colliery Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Mosley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Mosley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mosley 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Mosley. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Mosley. For the veterans among your Mosley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mosley Life Expectancy

What is the average Mosley lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mosley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mosley in 1941 was 36, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mosley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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