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Molla Name Meaning

Muslim (Indian subcontinent and Iran): status name from the title molla ‘mullah’ denoting someone with a qualification in Islamic religious learning (ultimately) from Persian mulla a derivative of Arabic maulā ‘scholar’. See also Mulla . Turkish: ornamental name or status name from the title molla ‘mullah’ (see 1 above). Albanian (northern): status name from molla ‘mullah’ a loanword from Turkish (see 1 and 2 above compare Mulla ). Catalan: from the feminine form of Moll . Catalan (Mollà): variant of Mollar a habitational name from any of several places called Mollar in Catalonia and Valencia. Ethiopian: from the personal name Molla which is interpreted as e.g. ‘he is complete’ in the Amharic language. — Note: Since Ethiopians do not have hereditary surnames this name was registered as such only after immigration of its bearers to the US.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Moll, Mollo, Colla, Mola, Palla, Mula, Golla, Bolla, Molle, Soll

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Where is the Molla family from?

You can see how Molla families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molla family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Molla families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Molla family living in North Carolina. This was 100% of all the recorded Molla's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Molla families in 1840.
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What did your Molla ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Labrador and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molla. 34% of Molla men worked as a Labrador and 43% of Molla women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molla were Spinach Cutter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Labrador
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Spinach Cutter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • Cannery
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Molla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molla 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 858 immigration records available for the last name Molla. 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 228 military records available for the last name Molla. For the veterans among your Molla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molla lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Molla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Molla in 1964 was 50, and 82 in 2004.

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