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The MOSE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,893 14457 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 502 9639 0.001 10
Change since 1880 +1391 -4818 0 -3
Other Countries
Australia 27 41619 0.000 2
United Kingdom 110 22997 0.000 2
Top States for MOSE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 202 15134 0.001 6
Alabama 197 3586 0.004 44
Louisiana 166 4130 0.004 37
Texas 148 13511 0.001 7
Michigan 125 12501 0.001 13
Top States for MOSE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 197 3586 0.004 44
Louisiana 166 4130 0.004 37
Delaware 24 6917 0.003 31
Maryland 86 8165 0.002 16
Oklahoma 48 9764 0.001 14

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

Classification and Origin of MOSE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the MOSE 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 MOSE 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 MOSE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 905 47.81
Black/African American 608 32.12
Asian/Pacific 150 7.92
Native American/Alaskan 138 7.29
White (Hispanic) 50 2.64
Mixed Race 42 2.22

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

Meaning of MOSE in historical publications

MOSE. MOASE. 1. A contraction of Moses. 2. A tributary of the Trent. 3. Moze, a parish in Kent. In H.R. there is a LeMose, denoting some quality, nationalit}', or occupation.

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 MOSE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as MOSE.

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 MOSE

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