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An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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Spelling variations of this family name include: Moresby, Moorsby, Moriceby, Morrisby and others.

First found in Cumbria, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mosby research. Another 180 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1265, 1332, and 1471 are included under the topic Early Mosby History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mosby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mosby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Edward Mosby, who landed in Virginia in 1663

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  • Howard Mosby (b. 1961), American politician, Member of the Georgia House of Representatives
  • Curtis J. Mosby (1888-1957), American jazz drummer, bandleader, and businessman
  • Bernice Mosby (b. 1984), American WNBA professional basketball player
  • Brigadier General Littleberry C. Mosby Jr. (1757-1821), American military officer during the American Revolutionary War
  • John Singleton Mosby (1833-1916), nicknamed the "Gray Ghost", American Confederate cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, leader of the Mosby's Rangers or Mosby's Raiders
  • William J. Mosby, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Missouri State House of Representatives from Cass County, 1964
  • William H. Mosby, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Liberty, Virginia, 1883-87; Bedford, Virginia, 1892-96, 1900-13
  • Raymond Mosby, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago Heights, Illinois, 2007
  • John S. Mosby, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1944 (alternate), 1948
  • John S. Mosby, American politician, U.S. Consul in Hong Kong, 1884

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  • Our Noble Heritage: The Mosby Family History by James H. Mosby.
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  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Black, George F. The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3).
  7. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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The Mosby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mosby Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 1 December 2015 at 15:44.

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