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Multiple Origins for the Surname Moles


Scottish


Moles Early Origins



The surname Moles was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat as a Clan and conjecturally descended from Eustace the Sheriff of Huntingdon who held his lands of Molesworth in Huntingdon from Countess Judith a relative of Duke William of Normandy at the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. A branch of this distinguished family moved north in 1124 in the train of King David of Scotland (Earl David of Huntingdon) and were granted lands in the upper half of Morebattle in Roxburghshire.

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Moles Spelling Variations


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Moles Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Molle, Moll, Mow, Mowe and others.

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Moles Early History


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Moles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moles research. Another 422 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1490, 1566, 1575, 1590, 1603, and 1624 are included under the topic Early Moles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moles Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moles In Ireland


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Moles In Ireland



Some of the Moles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Moles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Moles, who came to Barbados in 1671

Moles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • David Moles, who came to Pennsylvania in 1790

Moles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Moles, who came to Washington Co. Pennsylvania in 1832
  • Francis Moles, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1832
  • William Moles, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moles (post 1700)



  • Virginia Moles, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates 38th District, 2012
  • Sheila Moles, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1977
  • George H. Moles, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 2nd District, 1920
  • Charles P. Moles, American Republican politician, Mayor of Central Falls, Rhode Island, 1895
  • Abraham Moles (1920-1992), French engineer of electrical engineering and acoustics, and a doctor of physics and philosophy
  • Andrew James Moles (b. 1961), former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire and Griqualand West; he played from 1986 to 1997
  • Thomas Moles (1871-1937), Ulster Unionist politician, Member of Parliament for Belfast Ormeau (1918-1922), Member of Parliament for Belfast South (1922-1929)
  • James R. Moles (b. 1885), English professional footballer who made 33 appearances from 1909 to 1911
  • Brodie Moles (b. 1985), Australian rules football player

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Post funera foenus
Motto Translation: An interest after death.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    3. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    8. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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    The Moles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moles Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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