The surname ‘Moser’ originates from England. It is a cognate of the name ‘Moss’, derived from the topographic name for someone who lived by a peat-bog (from the Middle English, Old English word ‘mos’), or habitation name from a place so called. It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the Old Norman cognate ‘mosi’. Ii is also derived from the normal medieval vernacular form of the name ‘Moses’. Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Moser’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the sixteenth century were a ‘John Moser’, is recorded on the Lancashire Wills at Richmond in 1590. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Joseph Moss’, aged twenty-one, a carpenter by trade, from the county of Essex, England, emigrated to North America in 1775. He sailed from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘York’ on the third of January 1775, arriving in New York … Coat of arms: Argent, on a chevron azure…
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