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Mosby Early Origins



The surname Mosby was first found in Cumbria, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mosby Spelling Variations


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Mosby Spelling Variations



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

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Mosby Early History


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Mosby Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Mosby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mosby Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Contemporary Notables of the name Mosby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mosby (post 1700)



  • 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
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Mosby


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Suggested Readings for the name Mosby



  • Our Noble Heritage: The Mosby Family History by James H. Mosby.

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Mosby Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    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. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    11. ...

    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 4 December 2016 at 11:20.

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