When Christian Moser was christened on 9 May 1828, in Biglen, Bern, Switzerland, his father, Peter Moser, was 36 and his mother, Regina Imhof, was 33. He married Elisabeth Nussbaumer in 1847. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter.
South German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived near a peat bog, Middle High German mōs, or a habitational name for someone from a place named with this word. Compare Mosser and Musser .
North German (Möser): metonymic occupational name for a vegetable grower or seller, from an agent noun based on Middle Low German mōs ‘vegetable’.
German (Möser): habitational name from any of several places called Möser, or for someone from any of several places called Möse, Moese, and Mösen.