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Mula Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Mula a city in the Murcia province. Possibly also Catalan (Mulà): topographic name from a variant of molar ‘millstone’ or a habitational name from any of several places called with this word. Italian (southern; Mulà) and Croatian: from mula ‘mule’ possibly applied as a metonymic occupational name for a muleteer. As a Croatian surname it may also be a status name derived from a homonymic word of Turkish (ultimately Persian) origin (see below). Americanized form of Greek Moulas: status name from Turkish molla ‘chief judge’ ‘learned man one who has studied (Islamic) theology’ (from Persian mullah).

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

Similar surnames: Mule, Mura, Mola, Musa, Mina, Mele, Maia, Bula, Pla, Kula

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Where is the Mula family from?

You can see how Mula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mula family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Mula families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Mula families living in New York. This was about 21% of all the recorded Mula's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mula families in 1920.
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What did your Mula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mula. 45% of Mula men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Mula women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mula were Salesman and Typist. .

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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
  • Barber
  • New Worker
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mula. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mula 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 633 immigration records available for the last name Mula. 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 550 military records available for the last name Mula. For the veterans among your Mula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mula lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Mula in 1941 was 42, and 70 in 2004.

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