Pronounced Pron. Mosele(Italian, Austrian German) [key]
Other Forms FormsMoserle
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Contributor Contrib.Elisa Mosele on 9/29/2012
This surname is to be found in north-eastern Italy, more specifically in the Vicenza and Verona provinces. Families with this name are certain to be originally from the mountain town of Asiago, situated on a plateau north of Vicenza and now a well-known skiing resort. The name has a German origin, most probably from 'moos' = bog, wet, wetlands, and the German diminutive 'ele'. The Asiago area, called 'Sette Comuni", in the Vicenza province, as well another mountain area in the Verona province , called 'Tredici Comuni', were settled by Germanic people coming from southern Germany probably around 1100. People in those two small regions kept their ancient German dialect for centuries. Now only a few still speaks it, but many surnames, names of places, streets, are still clearly German. A variation of the Mosele surname is Moserle.