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Moll Name Meaning

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. This surname is widely established throughout central Europe, from Alsace-Lorraine to Poland. 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.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mole, Molle, Goll, Mall, Poll, Molla, Toll, Mill, Noll, Coll

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Where is the Moll family from?

You can see how Moll families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Moll family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Moll families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Moll families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 89% of all the recorded Moll's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Moll families in 1840.
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What did your Moll ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Moll. 14% of Moll men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Moll women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Moll were Clerk and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Moll. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Moll census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Moll. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Moll. For the veterans among your Moll ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Moll lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Moll life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Moll in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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