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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • French, Channel Islands, and English : from a pet form of the personal name Moll, a pet form of Mary (see Maria).
  • French : topographic name for someone who lived in a muddy or boggy place, from a diminutive of mol ‘marsh’, ‘bog’ (see Molle).
  • Catalan : habitational name from any of various places named Mollet, especially in the provinces of Barcelona and Girona.

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