The origins of the surname Mollenkopf are rather uncertain; there are several possible derivations stemming from various sources. The Middle High German word "mol(le)" meaning "salamander" is one origin; this interpretation refers to a fat, clumsy person. Another possible source is the Swabian word "molle" meaning "bull, steer," indicating a person who is stubborn. While both of these interpretations are nickname
origins, it is also possible that Mollenkopf is a derivation of Germanic personal names, indicating descent.
Early Origins of the Mollenkopf family
The surname Mollenkopf was first found in Konstanz, at the southern border of the Baden-Wuerttemberg region. The name dates back as far as 1233, when Sifrit Molle of Konstanz is recorded to have lived.
Early History of the Mollenkopf family
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Mollenkopf Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mulkey, Molle, Mollenkopf, Mollenschädel, Mol, von Moll and many more.
Early Notables of the Mollenkopf family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Mollenkopf during this period were Rudolf Mulechin, a lay judge living in Kastel in 1281; Florian Moll (1788-1848), a prominent German professor and theologian; and Herman Moll (1654?-1732), a... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mollenkopf Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mollenkopf family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mollenkopf Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Christine Mollenkopf, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894
- Jacob Mollenkopf, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
Mollenkopf Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Heinrich Mollenkopf, aged 22, who landed in America from Afullingen, in 1900
- Margreta Mollenkopf, aged 11, who landed in America, in 1907
- Mary Mollenkopf, aged 9, who settled in America, in 1907
- Alfred Julius Mollenkopf, aged 46, who settled in America, in 1909
- Friedrich Mollenkopf, aged 35, who emigrated to America from Charlottenburg, Germany, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mollenkopf (post 1700)
- Kenneth "Jack" Mollenkopf (1905-1975), American head football coach at Purdue University (1956 to 1969)