Spelling variations of this family name include: Moss, Mos, Mosse and others.
First found in Lancashire where they were seated from very early times. It is thought that some lines were of Norman stock and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Richard Moss who settled in Virginia in 1635; Joe and Jane Moss settled in Virginia in 1635; Edward, James, John, Joseph, Patrick, Richard, Rose, Samuel, Thomas and William Moss all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Motto: En la rose je fleurie.
Motto Translated: I flourish in the rose.
Coat of Arms: Quarterly: Ermine with a blue cross between six squares, three at the top and three in base.
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