The name ‘Moses’ is of Jewish, English, and French origin. It is derived from the name of the Israelite leader ‘Moses’ in the Book of Exodus, who led the Israelites out of Egypt. The Hebrew form of the name, ‘Moshe’, is of Egyptian origin, a short form of the various theophoric personal names, such as ‘Rameses’ and ‘Tutmosis’, meaning ‘conceived by (a certain god)’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Moses’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Henry le Mosse’, from the county of Lincolnshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. 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 ‘Lyon Moses’, aged twenty-four, a lapidary by trade, from the city of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘Dolphin’ on the nineteenth of April 1774, arriving in Philadelphia on the twenty-s… Coat of arms: Gules on a…
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