The name ‘Mosley’ originates from England. It is variant of the name ‘Moseley’, derived from habitation name, from one of several places called ‘Mos(e)ley in central West and North West England. The obvious derivation is from the Old English word ‘mos’ meaning peat bog and ‘leah’ meaning Wood, clearing, but the one in South Birmingham, England, (Museleire in Doomsday Book) had as its first element the Old English word ‘mus’ meaning mouse, while one in Staffordshire, England, (Molesleie in Doomsday Book) had the genitive case of the Old English byname ‘Moll’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Mosley’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the fourteenth century were a ‘Willelmus de Moslay’, from the county of Yorkshire, England, is recorded on Poll Tax records in 1379. 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 ‘Elizabeth Mosley’, aged twenty, from the Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She emigrated to North America in 1773, sailing from the Po… Coat of arms: Argent a ch…
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