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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German (Mühle) and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from Middle High German mül(e), German Mühle ‘mill’. This was normally a metonymic occupational name for a miller or mill worker, though it may sometimes have been no more than a topographic name for someone living near a mill. See also Mill.
  • North German form of Maul 1, from Middle Low German mule.

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