Join
Log in  | New? Register

51,415 MOSLEY members around the world

Stay informed about MOSLEY Family online & offline events!

Keep me informed as to MOSLEY Family online & offline events

My MOSLEY family came from?

See our recent family gatherings

MOSLEY Family History

Recorded as Moseley, Mosely, Mosley, Mousley and Mowsly, this is an ancient English surname. It is locational from any one of several places called Mosley, Moseley, or Mowsley, in the counties of Lancashire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Leicestershire. The place names are all found in the famous Domesday Book of 1086 commissioned by William the Conqueror, and the translation would seem to be either "Mul's island" from the Olde English pre 7th century personal name Mul, with -eg, meaning an island or possibly "Mus-leah" meaning "mouse wood". LOcational surnames were often given to either the local lord of the manor and his descendants or to former inhabitants who had left the village, and who took or were given as their surname the name of their former home...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous MOSLEY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!

MEET

Join the conversation with the MOSLEY tribe

  • Find your MOSLEY ancestor
  • Tell us about your MOSLEY Family
  • Tell us about your MOSLEY ancestors
  • Ask a question about the MOSLEY history
  • Leave a message for MOSLEY family members
Areas of Origin for MOSLEY

Invite more MOSLEY family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the MOSLEY tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest
LEARN

Discover where the MOSLEY Family members live around the world

Explore where tribe members live today!

SHOP

Show off the MOSLEY Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from