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Moser Coat of Arms Meaning

The three main devices (symbols) in the Moser blazon are the griffin, hillock and tower. The two main tinctures (colors) are azure and argent.

The bright, strong blue color in Heraldry is known in English as azure, and similarly in other European languages – azul in Spanish, azurro in Italian and azur in French. The word has its roots in the Arabic word lazura, also the source of the name of the precious stone lapis lazuli 1A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure. Despite this, those heralds who liked to associate colours with jewels chose instead to describe blue as Sapphire. According to Wade, the use of this colour symbolises “Loyalty and Truth” 2The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 3Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 4A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

In the mediaeval period there was no real percieved difference between real and mythical animals, after all, much of the world remained unknown and who was to say what strange and magical creatures existed in distant lands? As heraldry developed a whole menagerie of imagined creatures 5Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P164 came into being, and their various representations became more or less standardised in form and appearance. The griffin is perhaps the most common of these creatures, being a chimera with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle. 6A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Griffin. It is most often in the pose known as rampant segreant, on its hind legs with claws and wings extended. Vinycomb has much to say on the subject of the griffin, perhaps summarised in his belief that it represents “strength and vigilance”.]7Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures…in British Heraldry, J. Vinycomb, Chapman & Hall, London, 1906, P150

The mount (also known as a hillock 8Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 324) is the area at the base of the shield and when so described is almost always green, and somewhere that another charge is placed, to appear more realistic, or give it a specific relationship to other charges around it. 9A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Mount Indeed, unlike like most of the flat, geometric shapes used to divide the field of the shield, the mount may be drawn with tufts of grass and a distinct slope!This is especially likely if the mount is described by its alternative name of hillock

Architectural items, from individual components to entire buildings 10Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 92 feature frequently as charges In a coat of arms. Not surprisingly, considering the times from which many arms date, fortifications are common. The tower Is a typical example of an object from the world of architecture adopted, albeit in a stylised form, for use in heraldry. It can be placed alone, or frequently with three turrets on the top, known as a tower triple towered, and can have doors and windows of a different colour. 11A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Tower In continental European heraldry they are often accompanied by pictorial effects such as armoured knights scaling them on ladders.

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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Moser Name

Moser Origin:

Germany, England

Origins of Moser:

The surname of Moser can be traced to both the countries of both Germany and England. There are three possible origins of the surname of Moser. The first possible origin of the surname of Moser is that is was a topographical surname for someone who hailed from an area called a peat bog. A topographical surname is one that describes someone who lived by an easily identifiable landmark within the area from which they hailed. This landmark could be either manmade or natural. In the case of the surname of Moser, the topographical surname comes from the Middle High German word of “mos” which can be translated to mean “bog.” The second possible origin of the surname of Moser is that it was an occupational surname. This means that the original bearer of the surname of Moser actually carried out this job from which he was named after. Occupational surnames were not originally hereditary surnames. They only became hereditary if the son followed in his father’s footsteps for a career; then the surname became hereditary and was used by the children and spouse of the son. In the case of the surname of Moser, the original bearers of this surname were vegetable sellers or growers, deriving from the Middle Low German word “mos” which can be translated to mean “vegetable.” The final possible meaning for the surname of Moser is that it was a locational surname for a German town called Moser. This means that the surname of Moser was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace.

Variations:

More common variations are: Mosser, Moyser, Mouser, Moiser, Mowser, Mosser, Moeser, Moseri, Mooser, Mosery, Mosera

History:

Germany: The first possible spelling of the surname of Moser can be traced to the country of Germany in the year of 1269. One person by the name of Rudolph in dem Mose was mentioned as residing in the area of Wuerttemberg, Germany. This recording occurred under the reign of one Heinrich VIII, Emperor of Germany. King Heinrich VIII reigned from the year 1269 to the year 1313. Other mentions of the surname of Moser can be found in the country of Germany. One Hainrich in dem Mos was recorded as living in the area of Tyrol, Germany in the year of 1379.

United States of America:

Throughout the 17th Century, European citizens began to flock to the United States of America to escape the poor living conditions in their home countries. This large movement of people from Europe to the United States of America, which was then known as The New World, or The Colonies, was referred to as The European Migration. The first person who was recorded as bearing the surname of Moser in the United States of America was one William Moser, who arrived in the state of Maryland in 1668.

 

Here is the population distribution of the last name Moser: United States 34,743; Germany 27,537; Austria 20,824; Switzerland 11,515; Brazil 9,428; France 3,086; Italy 2,407; Canada 2,096; Argentina 1,239; England 683

Notable People:

Robert Bruce Moser (1916-2015) who was a photographer from America, and was one of the first people to truly work and experiment in underwater photography

Neal Moser (born in 1943) who is a guitar luthier from America

George A. Moser, who was a Republican politician from America, and who served as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention from the state of Missouri in the year of 1868

George Moser, who was a Socialist Labor Candidate for the U.S. Representative in from the state of Missouri in the 10th District in the year of 1920, and who was a politician from America

Fred J. Moser, who was a Candidate for the Wisconsin State Senate from the 23rd District in the year of 1956, and who served as a Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from the counties of both Barron and Washburn, and was elected to this position in the year of 1964, and who was a Democratic politician from America

Dan Moser, who was a Candidate for the U.S. Representative from the state of Texas in the 16th District in the year of 2000, and who is a Libertarian politician from America

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1) Carinthie - (An., 27 oct. 1645) D'argent à une fleur tigée et feuillée posée sur un tertre de sinople le champ chapé-ployé d'azur à deux griffons affrontés de Cimier un griffon tenant de sa patte dextre la fleur English: Argent a flower stemmed and leaved placed on a hillock vert the field with a chape embowed azure with two griffins (one on each piece of the chape) affrontant (tincture missing) Crest: a griffing holding in the dexter hand the flower.
2) Carinthie Parti au 1 de sable au lion d'or soutenu d'une eau au naturel et tenant trois roseaux effeuillés au naturel au 2 coupé d'argent sur gueules à une tour au naturel essorée de gueules brochant sur le coupé Casque couronné Cimier le lion issant entre un vol l'aile dextre coupée d'or sur sable à la fasce vivrée d'azur brochant sur le coupé l'aile senestre partie de gueules et d'argent au pal d'azur brochant sur le parti et ch de trois feuilles de tilleul de sinople les tiges en bas Lambrequin à dextre d'or et de sable à senestre d'argent et de gueules English: Per pale 1st sable a lion or standing on a ford (i.e. a base barry wavy azure and argent) and holding three roses leaved proper 2nd per fess argent over gules a tower proper a soaring roof gules covering over the partition Crowned with a helmet Crest: the lion issuant between a pair of wings the dexter per fess or over sable a fess indented azure covering over the partition, the sinister (wing) per pale gules and argent a pale azure covering over the partition and charged with three lime (tree) leaves vert the stems downwards Mantling: to the dexter or and sable, to the sinister argent and gules.
3) Neufchâtel D'azur à la bande d'argent chargée d'un fer de lance de gueules acc en chef d'une étoile d'or et en pointe d'un croissant du même les cornes dirigées vers le canton senestre du chef English: Azure a bend argent charged with a lance head gules surrounded by in chief an etoile or and in base a crescent of the same the points towards the sinister chief quarter.
4) Schwäbisch-Hall (Wurtemberg) De sable au chevron ployé d'argent acc en chef de deux fleurs-de-lis d'or et en pointe d'un lion de gueules Cimier un buste de femme les cheveux épars habillé d'un parti de sable et d'argent entre deux proboscides coupées d'argent sur sable Lambrequin à dextre d'argent et de sable à senestre d'or et de sable English: Sable a chevron embowed argent surrounded by in chief two fleur-de-lys or and in base a lion gules Crest: a bust of a woman the hair wild dressed per pale sable and argent between two proboscides per fess argent over sable Mantling: to the dexter argent and sable to the sinister or and sable.
5) Prusse - (An., 18 oct. 1861) Parti au 1 d'azur à une tour d'argent au 2 d'argent à la bande de sable ch d'un sabre d'argent garni d'or posé dans le sens de la bande Au chef de l'écu de pourpre brochant sur le parti et ch d'une couronne royale d'or Cimier six pennons écartelés d'argent et de sable surmontés chacun d'un ruban flottant de gueules attachés à des piques brunâtres armés d'or trois pennons flottant à dextre et trois à senestre Lambrequin d'argent et d'azur English: Per pale 1st azure a tower argent 2nd argent a bend sable charged with a sabre argent hilt and pommell or placed bendwise, over the whole shield a chief purpure covering over the partition and charged with a royal crown or Crest: six pennons (banners) quarterly argent and sable each surmounted by a flying ribbon gules attached to a pike (lance) brunatre armed or, three pennons flying to the dexter and three to the sinister Mantling: argent and azure.
6) Boppard (Prov. rhénanes) Coupé au 1 d'argent à un fer-à-cheval de sable au 2 d'azur à un oiseau d'argent tenant en son bec un bouquet de roses de gueules et posé sur un tertre de sinople Cimier deux proboscides d'azur Lambrequin à dextre d'argent et de gueules à senestre d'argent et de sable English: Per fess 1st argent a horse shoe sable 2nd azure a bird argent holding in the beak a bouquet of roses gules and standing on a hillock vert Crest: two proboscides azure Mantling: to the dexter argent and gules to the sinister argent and sable.
7) Autriche Coupé d'argent sur gueules l'argent chargé d'un pentalpha de sable English: Per fess argent over gules the argent charged with a pentagram sable.
8) Allemagne D'azur à deux lions affrontés d'or supp ensemble une couronne du même Casque couronné Cimier un lion issant d'or posé de front tenant de sa patte dextre un taon au naturel et de sa senestre une couronne d'or English: Azure two lions affrontant or supporting between them a crown of the same Crowned with a helmet Crest: a lion issuant or facing the front holding in the dexter paw a horse-fly proper and in the sinister a crown or.
9) Autriche Écartelé aux 1 et 4 coupé de gueules sur argent à un griffon de l'un en l'autre couronné d'or aux 2 et 3 coupé d'azur sur or à trois roseaux feuillés au naturel rangés en fasce brochant sur le coupé posés sur une terrasse de sable et deux étoiles d'or sur l'azur posées entre les roseaux Casque couronné Cimier le griffon du 1 entre deux proboscides coupées à dextre d'or sur sable à senestre de gueules sur argent ornées chacune dans son embouchure de trois roseaux feuillés au naturel Lambrequin à dextre d'or et de sable à senestre d'argent et de gueules English: Quarterly 1st & 4th per fess gules over argent a griffon counterchanged crowned or 2nd & 3rd per fess azure over or three reeds leaved proper in fess covering over the partition place on a mount sable and two etoiles or on the azure placed between the roses Crowned with a helmet Crest: the griffin from the 1st between two proboscides per fess, to the dexter or over sable to the sinister gules over argent each with three reeds leaved proper in the mouth Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules.
10) Berne D'or à une grue avec sa vigilance d'azur passante dans les roseaux au naturel Cimier la grue English: Or a crane (heron) holding in the dexter foot a stone all azure upright amongst reeds proper Crest: the crane (heron).
11) Baden (Argovie) D'azur à trois roseaux de sable tigés et feuillés de sinople posés sur un tertre de trois coupeaux du même Cimier les meubles de l'écu Lambrequin de sinople et d'azur English: Azure three reeds sable stems and leaves vert placed on a hillock of three peaks of the same Crest: the charges of the shield (i.e. the reeds) Mantling: vert and azure.
12) (d'Ebreichsdorf). Autriche - (Conc. d'arm., 21 mars 1558; nob. d'Aut. et du St-Empire, 12 juillet 1606; barons du St-Empire, 26 janv. 1765) Écartelé aux 1 et 4 coupé de gueules sur argent à un griffon de l'un en l'autre couronné d'or aux 2 et 3 coupé d'azur sur or à trois roseaux au naturel mouvant d'un tertre de trois coupeaux de sable et brochant sur le tout l'azur ch de deux étoiles d'or entre les roseaux Sur le tout les armes de Cischini qui sont parti au 1 d'or à l'aigle de sable becquée membrée et couronnée d'or au 2 de gueules à la bande d'argent ch d'une alouette volante au naturel Trois casques couronnés Cimiers 1° l'aigle 2° le griffon entre deux proboscides coupées à dextre d'or sur sable à senestre de gueules sur argent ornées chacune dans son embouchure de trois roseaux au naturel 3° un chapeau piramidal de gueules retroussé et couronné d'or sommé de trois plumes de paon au naturel Lambrequin à dextre d'or et de sable à senestre d'argent et de gueules Supports deux griffons d'or tenant chacun une bannière celle à dextre aux armes du 1 du surtout celle à senestre aux armes du 2 du surtout English: Quarterly 1st & 4th gules over argent a griffing counterchanged crowned or 2nd & 3rd per fess azure over or three reeds proper coming from a hillock of three peaks couped (not reaching the flanks) sable and covering over the azure, charged with two etoiles or between the reeds, over the whole shield (in an escutcheon) the arms of Cischini which are per pale 1st or an eagle sable beaked and winged and crowned or 2nd gules a bend argent charged with a skylark volant proper Crowned with three helmets Crest: 1st the eagle 2nd the griffin between two proboscides per fess to the dexter or over sable to the sinister gules over argent each holding in the mouth three reeds proper 3rd a pyramidal hat (literally a pointed hat, see Arms of Creech online) gules with a turn-up and crown or surmounted by three peacock feathers proper Mantling: to the dexter or and sable to the sinister argent and gules Supporters: two griffins or each holding a banner that to the dexter with the arms of the 1st from the escutcheon and that to the sinister with the arms of the 2nd from the escutcheon.
13) (de Filseck). Autriche - (Nob. du St-Empire, 4 mars 1573; barons du St-Empire, 10 déc. 1769. M. ét. au mois d'avril 1874) De gueules à un bouquetin rampant d'argent Deux casques couronnés Cimiers 1° le bouquetin issant et contourné 2° un chapeau d'argent ch d'un listel en barre portant la légende ICH DIEN et sommé d'une plume de héron English: Gules an ibex rampant argent Crowned with two helmets Crest: 1st the ibex issuant and reversed 2nd a hat argent charged with a ribbon (i.e. a hat band) fesswise carrying the legend ICH DEIN and surmounted by a heron’s feather.
14) (de Filseck et de Weilerberg). Wurtemberg - (Nob. du St-Empire, 4 mars 1573) De gueules à un bouquetin rampant d'argent Casque couronné Cimier le bouquetin issant English: Gules an ibex rampant argent Crowned with a helmet Crest: the ibex issuant.
15) (d'Ellwangen). Franconie D'azur à un homme issant habillé de gueules tortillé et ceint du même donnant dans deux huchets au naturel dont il en tient une de chacune de ses mains Cimier deux proboscides d'or Lambrequin de gueules et d'azur English: Azure a man issuant dressed gules turban and belt of the same having two bugles proper, one in each hand Crest: two proboscides or Mantling: gules and azure.
16) (de Pötzleinstorf). Autriche Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d'argent à la bande de sable ch d'un griffon passant d'or aux 2 et 3 parti de gueules et d'or à l'aigle de l'un en l'autre Casque couronné Cimier un vol fascé de quatre pièces l'aile dextre d'argent et de gueules et l'aile senestre d'or et de sable Lambrequin à dextre d'argent et de sable à senestre d'or et de gueules English: Quarterly 1st & 4th argent a bend sable charged with a griffin passant or 2nd & 3rd per pale gules and or an eagle counterchanged Crowned with a helmet Crest: a pair of wings barry of four pieces the dexter wing argent and gules and the sinister wing or and sable Mantling: to the sinister argent and sable to the sinister or and gules.
17) (de Pötzleinstorf). (Chevaliers) - Autriche Écartelé aux 1 et 4 d'argent à la bande de sable ch d'un griffon passant d'or aux 2 et 3 parti de gueules et d'or à l'aigle de l'un en l'autre Deux casques le 1 couronné Cimiers 1° un demi-vol contourné d'argent ch d'une bande de sable Lambrequin d'argent et de sable 2° un chapeau piramidal de gueules retroussé et couronné d'or sommé de trois plumes de paon d'or Lambrequin d'or et de gueules English: Quarterly 1st & 4th argent a bend sable charged with a griffin passant or 2nd & 3rd per pale gules and or an eagle counterchanged Crowned with two helmets Crest: 1st a wing facing sinister argent charged with a bend sable Mantling: argent and sable 2nd a pyramidal hat (literally a pointed hat, see Arms of Creech online) gules turn-up and crown or surmounted by three peacock feathers or Mantling: or and gules.
18) (de Weiler). Tyrol Parti de gueules et d'or à un arbre arraché sans feuillage au naturel brochant sur le parti poussant à dextre une branche portant à son sommet une touffe de feuilles d'or et à senestre une branche sèche de sable Cimier deux bras celui à dextre paré d'or et celui à senestre paré de gueules le premier tenant la branche dextre et l'autre la branche senestre de l'arbre Lambrequin d'or et de gueules English: Per pale gules and or a tree eradicated without leaves proper covering over the partition having to the dexter a branch holding at the summit a tuft of leaves or and to the sinister a dried-out branch sable Crest: two arms that to the dexter adorned or and that to the sinister adorned gules the 1st holding the dexter branch (of the tree) and the other holding the sinister branch (of the tree) Mantling: or and gules.

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1. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure
2. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
3. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
4. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
5. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P164
6. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Griffin
7. Fictitious & Symbolic Creatures…in British Heraldry, J. Vinycomb, Chapman & Hall, London, 1906, P150
8. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 324
9. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Mount
10. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 92
11. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Tower