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Mossely History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Mossely was first used by England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in either of the places called Moseley in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, in Moseley in West Dean in Gloucestershire, or in Mowsley in Leicestershire. The surname Mossely belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Mossely family


The surname Mossely was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held lands.

Early History of the Mossely family


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Mossely Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Mossley, Mosseley, Mossley and others.

Early Notables of the Mossely family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mossely family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anne Moseley, who settled in Virginia in 1652; along with Elizabeth, Francis, Joseph, Richard, Samuel and William; George Mosely settled in Virginia in 1635.

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