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The MOSEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 699 31339 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 156 23019 0.000 3
Change since 1880 +543 -8320 0 0
Other Countries
Australia 92 15289 0.001 6
United Kingdom 500 8852 0.001 11
Top States for MOSEY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 116 10909 0.001 12
Pennsylvania 60 23395 0.000 5
Wisconsin 58 15375 0.001 11
New York 53 33513 0.000 3
Indiana 43 15130 0.001 7
Top States for MOSEY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 16 8285 0.002 21
Michigan 116 10909 0.001 12
Wisconsin 58 15375 0.001 11
North Dakota 6 15491 0.001 9
Washington 43 16412 0.001 7

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called MOSEY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called MOSEY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called MOSEY in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a MOSEY by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of MOSEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MOSEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the MOSEY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of MOSEY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 617 88.27
Black/African American 70 10.01
Mixed Race 8 1.14
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Native American/Alaskan Less than 100 0
White (Hispanic) Less than 100 Insignificant

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the MOSEY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of MOSEY in historical publications

MOSEY. A ' nurse-name ' of Moses.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to MOSEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOSEY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for MOSEY

The following words are slight variants of MOSEY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.