Show ContentsMohl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mohl surname is derived from the Low German word "möhl," which means "mill." Thus the name originally denoted one who lived near or worked in a mill.

Early Origins of the Mohl family

The surname Mohl was first found in Wurtemberg and Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Mahler became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

Early History of the Mohl family

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Mohl Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mohler, Möhler, Möhle, Möhlman and many more.

Early Notables of the Mohl family (pre 1700)

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United States Mohl migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mohl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Mohl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Joachim Dietrich Mohl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Mohl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christoph Mohl, aged 58, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mohl (post 1700) +

  • Ernest Mohl, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1914 [2]
  • Robert von Mohl (1799-1875), German jurist, father of diplomat Ottmar von Mohl
  • Ottmar von Mohl (1846-1922), German diplomat and government advisor
  • Julius von Mohl (1800-1876), German Orientalist
  • Ernst Friedrich von Mohl (1849-1929), German classical philologist and professor
  • Hugo von Mohl FFRS HFRSE (1805-1872), German botanist from Stuttgart, first to coin the term "protoplasm"
  • Aleksander Piotr Mohl (1899-1954), Polish military officer, diplomat and intelligence officer
  • Mary Elizabeth Mohl (1793-1883), nicknamed "Clarkey, " also known as Mary Elizabeth Clarke, a British writer who was known as a salon hostess in Paris; she was a close friend of Florence Nightingale and wrote about her interest in the history of women's rights, wife of Julius von Mohl
  • Dávid Mohl (b. 1985), Hungarian football defender

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook