Mopps History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Mopps family
The surname Mopps was first found in Cheshire at Mobberley, a parish, in the union of Altrincham, hundred of Bucklow.  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."  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.  Ralph de Modberleg was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1260. 
Important Dates for the Mopps family
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Mopps Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Moberley, Mobberley, Mobeley, Mobdurley, Mobley and others.
Early Notables of the Mopps family (pre 1700)
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Mopps migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Typical Mopps Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Mopps Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johan Friederich Mopps, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 
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