Mosher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mosher family

The surname Mosher was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France where the family has been traced from ancient times.

A branch of this family formed and it goes back to Guyon Mouchet, Administrator and Investigating Judge in 1559. The descendants of this branch divided into two main branches. The branch representing the Lords of la Beluze and Vauxelles have brought up members who became a distinguished Attorney, a Lieutenant of the Criminal jurisdiction, a Governor of Saint-Jean-de-Losne, a Captain of Seurre in 1564, a Provost General of the Corps of Marshals of France in Bourgogne, and several soldiers of different ranks. Other branches of this family exist in Picardy, Neufchâtel, Franche-Comté, and Brussels.

Early History of the Mosher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mosher research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1431 and 1574 are included under the topic Early Mosher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mosher Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mouchet, Mouchets, Moucher, Mouchers, Mouchait, Mouchaits, Mouchai, Mouchais, Mouchez, Mouchay, Mouchey, Muchet, Muchets, Mucher, Mouchey, Mouchy, Muchers, Muchait, Muchaits, Muchai, Muchais, Muchez, Muchay, Muchey, de Mouchet, du Mouchet and many more.

Early Notables of the Mosher family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mosher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mosher migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mosher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Mosher, who arrived in Virginia in 1665 [1]

Canada Mosher migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mosher Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • James Mosher, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1761
  • Mr. Lewis Mosher U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [2]
  • Corpl. Nicholas Mosher U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]
  • Mr. Lewis Mosher U.E., (Mosier, Mosure) who settled in Augusta, Ontario c. 1784 he served in the Loyal Rangers [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mosher (post 1700) +

  • Howard Frank Mosher (1942-2017), American author, best known for his 1978 novel, Where the Rivers Flow North
  • Eliza Maria Mosher (1846-1928), American physician and educator
  • Lafayette F. Mosher (1824-1894), American politician and judge in Oregon
  • Louis C. Mosher (1840-1958), Second Lieutenant in the United States Army, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Harry Stone Mosher (1915-2001), American chemist and the discoverer of Mosher's acid
  • George B. Mosher, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 4th District, 1872-73 [3]
  • Edwin B. Mosher, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 42nd District, 1926 [3]
  • Donald J. Mosher, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1996; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1996 [3]
  • Chuck Mosher, American politician, Mayor of Bellevue, Washington, 2001 [3]
  • Charles Adams Mosher (1906-1984), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1948; Member of Ohio State Senate, 1951-60; U.S. Representative from Ohio 13th District, 1961-77 [3]
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Ms. Florence Mosher (1891-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]
  • Mr. Clifford Richard  Mosher (1895-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]
  • Mr. Wilfred Leonard  Mosher (1899-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [4]


Suggested Readings for the name Mosher +

  • 1982 Descendants of Hugh Mosher and Rebecca Maxson through Seven Generations by Mildred Mosher Chamberlain, The Life Saga and Stories of Harvey, Cisler, Gerstenberger, Mosher, and Some Related Lines by Lois Gerstenberger Harvey.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance


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