The name ‘Moss’ originates from England. It is a 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’. Variant´s: ‘Mosse’, ‘Mossman’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Moss’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Henry Mosse’, from Linconshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Joseph Moss’, aged 21, a carpenter by trade, from the county of Essex, England, emigrated to North Am… Coat of arms: Argent a lion rampant gu…
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