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Re: What does the name Mosby mean?
Posted by: John Mosby (ID *****1802) Date: June 17, 2004 at 19:21:25
In Reply to: What does the name Mosby mean? by Jennie Maynard of 1045

`In The Mosby Family History book By James H Mosby, The surname Mosby is a form of the old de Moresby, whitch in turn sprung from Mourice, Moriseby or morrysbye, meaning Morris' or Maurice's bye or dwelling.. Wales is names as the probable birthplace of the original Moris or maurice who gave his name to the manor Moresby. It seens when Edd Mosby the emirgrant for some reason changed the spelling to Mosby. apperantly when he left England it was spelled Moresby, as some who went to the South Pacific and Austrralia as due to the naming of Port Moresby , New Guinea. hope this helps, JAM

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