Early Origins of the Moppet family
The surname Moppet was first found in Cheshire
at Mobberley, a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred
of Bucklow. 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." 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. 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. 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 Moppet family
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Moppet Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Moberley, Mobberley, Mobeley, Mobdurley, Mobley and others.
Early Notables of the Moppet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Moppet family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Mobeley settled in Boston in 1712; George and Addie Mobley settled in New York in 1878.