The origin is unknown. Most likely an Americanized version of an unnamed French Huguenot surname. In family lore, there are various references to beginnings in the south of France or the Pyrenees. It's also possible that this is an Italian name, but it seems unlikely. There are several spelling variations including Mowzey, Mozie, and Moses.
Mozingo may have been used as a nickname for someone who was small, thin, or wiry. Or it could be a short form of some other name, such as Michael or Morris.
As far as we know, no one has ever tried to derive a meaning from the name Mozingo. However, since it's origin is mysterious, this would not surprise us.
Noble surnames like Espinosa conjure up ideas of the Spanish people's old country. The surname Espinosa is derived from the word "espino," which means "hawthorn," and hence the first bearer of this surname most likely lived near a location where this tree flourished abundantly.
Espinosa has become a common surname in Spain and other countries around the world.
People with the name Espinosa include:
Espinoza - one who wears espadrilles - a type of shoe popular in South America
Espinosa - a town in Spain's autonomous community of Castilla-La Mancha
Espin - an alternate spelling of the same name
Spinoso - someone who uses spindles to weave cloth
Espinosa - a village in Spain's autonomous community of Madrid
Espin - a Spanish man whose first name is Juan
Espinola - the last name of a Spanish manufacturer of sewing machines
Espinós - the last name of a family who used to own a lot of land in Asturias, northern Spain; they were very rich
The name Calloway is a gender-neutral French name that meaning "place of stones or pebbles." It was originally used as a surname. In modern usage, the name is given to both males and females.
Calloway is a common English name that comes from two different families of names: one of German origin called Kaufmann; the other part of French origin called escale or eschard. The first person who carried this name was Michael Callow, an Irish bishop of the 14th century. His daughter Marguerite was the mother of Louis XII of France. Another famous bearer of the name is American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey.
Callum is an English version of the same name that may be used as a masculine form of address or as a unisex name in itself. Callum can also be used as a feminine name. It is derived from the Christian name Calixtus, which in turn comes from the Latin word calix meaning "cup".
Kellie is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Ceilidh, which means "charity" or "friendship". It was once used as a female given name but is now more commonly used as a diminutive name for girls.
Motta Camastra and Motta d'Affermo in Messina, Sicily; Mottafollone in Cosenza province; Motta Montecorvino in Foggia; and Motta Baluffi in Cremona are all geographic names derived from the term motta, which means "fortified fortress." The mottis were large circular towers that served as fortified residences for the local governors. They were built between 1495 and 1538 by the Spanish in southern Italy to suppress opposition to their rule.
In Italian cuisine, a motta is any heavy piece of meat, especially when used as a cooking term meaning "roasted". Although traditionally roasted over a fire, today it may also be cooked under a broiler or in an oven. A motta should be cut into small pieces for easy eating. The word motta comes from Latin magnus, meaning "great", and otium, meaning "leisure". Thus, a motta is a large piece of meat used for leisurely meals.
The first written record of motta camastra appears in a document dated 1503 describing how some of these towers were donated to the church in exchange for other property. Later on, during the French occupation of Sicily (1713-1734), the royal army officer Don Gaetano Caamaño y Oropesa was appointed governor of Messina. He is known for having rebuilt several mottis there including one that now serves as a parish church.
Mosse is a Catalan and Occitan (southern French) variant of the Biblical name Moses. Danish: geographic name derived from mose, which means "swamp" or "bog." German: given name that may be derived from mosch, meaning "moat" or "ford"; or from moss, meaning "brow"; or surname derived from an occupation. Other names based on this root in Germany are Moser and Mosheim.
Moses was the original name of the biblical figure who is believed by many Christians to have been a prophet and leader of the Israelites. It is derived from the Hebrew word for "exalted," "magnified," or "honored."
The name was not popular in the United States until after 1820, when it was adopted by the first president of the University of Michigan, who was born Moses Alexander (1771-1850). He served two terms as president of the university and was known for his educational reforms. Before that time the office was not considered elective but rather one of appointment by the state legislature.
In America, the name has often been used as a pseudonym. For example, Moses Austin (1754-1833), founder of what would become Austin College in Texas, used this name because he wanted people to know he was not some obscure religious figure.