Molyneux Family History
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Molyneux Name Meaning
English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moulineaux in Seine-Maritime, so named from the plural of Old French moulineau, a diminutive of moulin ‘mill’. In some cases this may have been an occupational name as in 2. French: occupational name for a miller, from molineux, a variant of Old French molineur ‘miller’. Irish: Anglicized form of Mulligan. Irish (Co. Kerry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol an Mhuaidh ‘descendant of Maol an Mhuaidh (follower of the noble)’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press