George Moss

Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Moss was born in 1832, in Friston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Moss, was 47 and his mother, Susanna Barber, was 41. He married Bridget Margaret Garnham on 5 May 1856, in Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ipswich St Mary Stoke, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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George Moss
Bridget Margaret Garnham
Marriage: 5 May 1856
Henry Donald Moss
William George Frederick Moss
Isabella Moss
George Frederick Moss
John Garnham Moss
Kate Harriet Moss
Bridget Mary Moss

Spouse & Children

  • Male1832–Male

  • Bridget Margaret Garnham


5 May 1856
Suffolk, England, United Kingdom


  • Henry Donald Moss


  • Isabella Moss


  • William George Frederick Moss


  • George Frederick Moss


  • John Garnham Moss


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 1

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

Age 11

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 48

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh: from the personal name Moss, a Middle English vernacular form of the Biblical name Moses .2 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived by a peat bog, Middle English, Old English mos, or a habitational name from a place named with this word. (It was not until later that the vocabulary word came to denote the class of plants characteristic of a peat-bog habitat, under the influence of the related Old Norse word mosi.)3 Americanized form of Moses or some other like-sounding Jewish surname.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • George Moss in household of John Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • George Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • George Moss, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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