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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Norfolk) : from the medieval female personal name Moll(e), a pet form of Mary (see Marie 1).
  • German : nickname from a dialect term for a plump, stout person.
  • Catalan : nickname for a weak or ineffectual person, from Catalan moll ‘soft’, ‘weak’ (Latin mollis).
  • Dutch : variant of Mol 1.
  • (van Moll) : variant of Mol 2.

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