Mula Family History
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