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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Southern Italian : possibly a nickname from Sicilian moddu ‘soft’, ‘delicate’.
  • Catalan : habitational name from Molló in Girona province, or from Prats de Molló in northern Catalonia, east Pyrenees.
  • Southern French (Occitan) : topographic name from a diminutive of Old French mol ‘soft’, ‘muddy’.

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