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Molle Name Meaning

German: variant of Moll. North German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden bowls, from Middle Low German molde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, ‘tub’ (from Latin mulctra ‘milking tub’). Dutch: variant of Mol 1. Dutch (van Molle): variant of Mol 2. French: topographic name from a diminutive of mol, mou ‘soft’, denoting boggy ground. Southern French: variant of Mole ‘knife grinder’.

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


Similar surnames: Mole, Bolle, Moll, Nolle, Mollet, Mollo, Melle, Tolle, Wolle, Holle

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Where is the Molle family from?

You can see how Molle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Molle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 23 Molle families living in Wisconsin. This was about 19% of all the recorded Molle's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Molle families in 1880.
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What did your Molle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Molle. 16% of Molle men worked as a Laborer and 46% of Molle women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molle were Farm Operator and Waitress.

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Carpenter
    12%
  • Farm Operator
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    46%
  • Housework
    19%
  • Machine Operator
    19%
  • Waitress
    19%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Molle. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Molle. For the veterans among your Molle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molle lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Molle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Molle in 1953 was 40, and 60 in 2004.

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