This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moffatt research. An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moffat ancestors lived in harsh conditions. 12% of Moffat men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Moffat women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. This 'Gathering of the clans' raided the north of England for three centuries, their activities taking them as far south as York, even in the Elizabethan period.

4002. Hence, the surname Moffatt means, from the long field. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Another 110 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1348, 1467, 1553, 1604, 1553, 1604, 1795, 1883, 1815 and 1870 are included under the topic Early Moffitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

It is a derivation from the town of Moffat in Annandale, in the former county of Dumfriesshire.

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Moffat ancestors lived in harsh conditions. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure. The place-name is derived from the Gaelic words magh and fada, which mean field and long. Discover the meaning of the Moffat name on Ancestry®. After only two years of holding the position of bishop, he died, in the year 1270.
The average life expectancy for Moffat in 1946 was 54, and 79 in 2004. The many spelling variations in Medieval Scottish names result from the fact that scribes in that era spelled words according to sound. This was about 42% of all the recorded Moffat's in the USA.


“A cadet of the English family of Montealt, who derived his name from a place in Flintshire came into Scotland in the twelfth century. However they seem to have been in a 'christian' minority of two, because the 'Moffatt' clan as a whole were more normally known for their membership of the 'Border Reivers'. Find your family's origin in the United Kingdom, average life expectancy, most common occupation, and more. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. An ideal gift. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas de Mufet, which was dated circa 1230, a charter witness in the city of Glasgow, during the reign of King Alexander 11 of Scotland, 1214 - 1249. You can see how Moffat families moved over time by selecting different census years.