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

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


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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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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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.

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