Spelling variations of this family name include: Moser, Mosier, Moeser, Moesier, Mosser, Mozer and others.
First found in Swabia, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied and enrolled by the princes of the region.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Hans Moser, who came to Philadelphia in 1727. He was followed by Martin Moser in 1728. Numerous Mosers arrived there in 1732; including Andreas Moser, Jorig Moser, Jost Moser, Leonhard Moser, Tobias Moser, and Michael Moser. Conrad Moser emigrated to Texas in 1852.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
Suggested Readings for the name Moser
A Family Letter: Written in Nineteen Thirty-Two by George Moser to his Nephew Arthur Moser by George Moser.
Some noteworthy people of the name Moser
* Juergen K Moser (b. 1928), German-born mathematician and educator who became director of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in New York
* Sir Claus Adolf Moser (b. 1922), professor of Social Statistics, the director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, head of the Government Statistical Service, Chancellor of the University of Keele, and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was awarded the Ordre national du Merite in 1976, the Commander's Cross in 1986, and the Order of Merit from West Germany in the same year
* Thomas Colborn Moser (b. 1923), professor of English at Stanford
* George Michael Moser (1704-1783), Swiss gold chaser and enameller
* Mary Moser (1744-1819), English flower painter
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