Coat of Arms
from Motburlege to Mobley

About the Book

The book is a study of the name Mobberley and its variants in the UK based on the notes made during the author's research into his own Moberly/Mobley family roots in north Oxfordshire.

This unique publication explores the history of the name Mobberley and its derivatives from the early eleventh century through to the 1840’s. Research reveals noblemen and men of the church as well as other famous individuals associated with the name.

Place names are discussed revealing interesting misconceptions of the true origin of the family name. The coat of arms associated with the family is described in detail.

Over fifty variations of this unusual name are documented and a database of around a thousand names together with the first American settlers and others born abroad are listed.

For anyone associated with this name, this is a definitive study that belongs on their bookshelf.


  • Foreword
  • A Pre-History
  • References
  • 1086 Map of Cheshire
  • Introduction
  • The Village of Mobberley
  • The Mobberley Arms
  • Variants and Pronunciation of the Name
  • The Surname Mobley
  • The Hamlet Called Mobley
  • The Earliest Mobberleys
  • Parish Registers 1538–1841
  • A Catalogue of Mobberleys
  • A Catalogue of Mobleys
  • Some British Subjects Born Abroad 1799–1841
  • Some Early American Namesakes