Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Variants: Mouggach, Muggach, Muggoch
Category: 1 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is in its early stages.
Contact: Mr Colin Angel
This is a One-Name Study (ONS) intending to research all occurrences of the surname Moggach and its variants across the world.
The majority of people born with these surnames are born in Scotland, followed by England and Wales.
The primary intention is an attempt to reconstruct the genealogy of the lines bearing the surname, subject to the availability of vital and census records in the countries where the name is found.
This study was registered with The Guild of One Name Studies on 27 April 2019. It is in the early stages and this is a holding page to provide some basic information and contact details.
The surname and variants are:
Having searched various on-line databases, my preliminary estimate is that there are 549 records for people born with the surname Moggach, or its variants, found on publicly available websites.
This figure is likely to be an underestimate of all the people born with the surname, as no records for births in the USA, Australia or New Zealand appeared in the searches undertaken. Even in Scotland, people who are recorded on other vital and census records may not have a corresponding birth record, if they were born before the introduction of civil registration of births in 1855.
The majority (88%) of births recorded under the name Moggach are in Scotland. The earliest birth record I have found is for John Moggach, baptised in the parish of Aberlour in 1730.
For various reasons, estimating the number of births from census or death records would be difficult and prone to double-counting. An initial review of other datasets suggests that there are relatively few Moggachs born outside the UK. While a One Name Study is worldwide, these people, once located, are unlikely to make a dramatic change to the estimated size of the study.
The figure above also excludes people named Moggach by marriage, adoption, etc.
The birth records located by searches shows the following number from each of the record-sets consulted.
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