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Origin of the surname, Mobley (and Moberly)
Posted by: Joe Turner (ID *****2591) Date: January 16, 2004 at 04:47:20
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From a dictionary of Old English:

Mobley, Moberly: One who came from Mobberley, Cheshire, England. The village itself was given the name Moberley, which means "a glade with an assembly mound." The suffix, "-ley" , means either "meadow," or "a clearing in the woods" (such as a glade.) Mobe meant "mound of earth, where people assembled."

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