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Early Origins of the Mobley family


The surname Mobley was first found in Cheshire at Mobberley, a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The parish dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 when it was first listed as Motburlege and literally meant "clearing at the fortification where meetings are held," from the Old English "mot" + "burh" + "leah." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Moberly was held by Bigot de Loges at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book and conjecturally, the family name is descended from this ancient Norman Baron. St Wilfrid's Church, Mobberley traces it's origin to the oldest part of the church dating about 1245. Early records revealed Patrick de Mobberley founded an Augustinian priory here in 1206 in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Wilfrid, but the priory only existed for a short time. During a restoration in 1888, remains of a Saxon church were also found. Nearby, Mobberley Old Hall is a country house that dates back to 1612. The first record of the name was Patrick Moberlegh who was listed in East Cheshire c. 1220. Almost one hundred years later, William de Modburlegh was listed in Cheshire in 1308. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Ralph de Modberleg was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1260. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

Early History of the Mobley family


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Mobley Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Moberley, Mobberley, Mobeley, Mobdurley, Mobley and others.

Early Notables of the Mobley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mobley family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mobley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George and Addie Mobley, who settled in New York in 1878
  • Rd. Mobley, who landed in America, in 1892

Mobley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James L. Mobley, aged 28, who settled in America from Liverpool, in 1901
  • William A. T. Mobley, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Birmingham, England, in 1911
  • Josephine Mobley, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • J.L. Mobley, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • J L Mobley, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1921
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mobley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Harry Mobley, aged 30, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1914

Contemporary Notables of the name Mobley (post 1700)


  • Sybil Lenora Collins Mobley (1925-2015), American Dean Emerita of the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) School of Business and Industry
  • Ethel Mobley (1920-1984), American stock car racer, the second female to drive in NASCAR history
  • Ethel Mobley (1920-1984), American race car driver, the second female to drive in NASCAR history, supposedly named after the gasoline her father used in his car
  • Annie Ward Mobley, American politician, Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives (2007-)
  • Anne Mobley (1929-1988), birth name of Anne Ramsey, an American stage, television, and film actress, most famous for her role as Mama Fratelli in The Goonies
  • Mary Ann Mobley (1939-2014), American actress and television personality, former Miss America (1959)
  • George F. Mobley (b. 1935), American photographer
  • Orson Odell Mobley (b. 1963), American NFL football player for the Denver Broncos from 1986 to 1989
  • Eric Mobley (b. 1970), American former professional NBA basketball player who played from 1994 to 1997
  • Russell G. Mobley (b. 1933), American politician, Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives (2001-2009)
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Mobley


  • Dunkin-Reid and Garner-McGraw-Mobley Families of South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama by Dean Smith Cress.

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Citations


  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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