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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Moses family name to the British Isles. They lived in Shropshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England, Moy, Normandy.

Moses Early Origins



The surname Moses was first found in Shropshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The earliest reference to the name was Jeanne de Moy, a wealthy dowager widow of William Crispin IX, Baron of Bec in France about the year 1325. The name originated in Moy in Normandy. However, the name Moy became interpreted in northwestern England and Wales, and on the Welsh border as Moyes, Moyse, and Moses, even Moesen, the latter being a Welsh version being found in Denbigh, Llangollen and Wrexham. The name was also extended to Mostyn, and became attached to Vychan, Lord of Mostyn.

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Moses Spelling Variations


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Moses Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Moy, Moye, Moys, Moyse, Moyes, Moses, Moesen, Moi and others.

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Moses Early History


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Moses Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moses research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1623 and 1688 are included under the topic Early Moses History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moses Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moses Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moses Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moses In Ireland


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Moses In Ireland



Some of the Moses family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 39 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Moses or a variant listed above:

Moses Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Moses, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Jane Moses, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Samll Moses, who landed in Virginia in 1663
  • Xtop Moses, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Moses Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Simon Moses settled in New York State in 1715
  • Benjamin Moses settled in Maryland in 1726
  • Susan Moses settled in Virginia in 1734
  • Adam Moses, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Johan Adam Moses, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moses Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Reuben Moses, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1825
  • Samuel Moses, who arrived in America in 1840
  • Simon Moses, who landed in Mississippi in 1843
  • Mina Moses, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Abraham Moses, who landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moses Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Melick Moses, who landed in Mississippi in 1902
  • Isidore Moses, who arrived in Arkansas in 1906

Moses Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Moses, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Mr. William Moses U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Moses Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Moses, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1848

Moses Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Moses, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Moses, a baker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Abraham Moses, a hatter, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Moses arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah"
  • Ann Moses arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moses Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rachel Moses, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • Leah Moses, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1865
  • John Moses, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moses (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moses (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Raymond George Moses (1891-1974), American Division Engineer, New England Division (1946-1949)
  • Robert Moses Ph.D. (1888-1981), American Consultant to the Chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City
  • Edwin Corley Moses (b. 1955), American athlete
  • Anna Mary Moses (1860-1961), American primitive artist
  • Sir Charles Joseph Alfred Moses CBE (1900-1988), Secretary-General, Asian Broadcasting Union, General Manager, Australian Broadcasting Commission, Australia
  • Eric George Rufus Moses, Solicitor of Inland Revenue, England

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Moses Historic Events


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Moses Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Janet Lynn Moses, American 3rd Class passenger from Wilkinsburg, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Moses


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Suggested Readings for the name Moses



  • Some Ancestors and Descendants of John Frederick Peters and his Wife Maria Louise Moses of Hoosick Falls, New York by Dorothy Rudd DuMond.

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Moses Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. 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).
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
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The Moses Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moses 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 24 November 2016 at 12:51.

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