The origins of the surname Mollenschadel 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 Mollenschadel is a derivation of Germanic personal names, indicating descent.
Early Origins of the Mollenschadel family
The surname Mollenschadel 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 Mollenschadel family
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Mollenschadel Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mulkey, Molle, Mollenkopf, Mollenschädel, Mol, von Moll and many more.
Early Notables of the Mollenschadel family (pre 1700)
Notables with the surname Mollenschadel 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 Mollenschadel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mollenschadel family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christopher Moll and his wife Anna Catharina, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their children Conrad and Margaret, Bartel Moll, who settled in Philadelphia in 1732.