Mollis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mollis family

The surname Mollis was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

Early History of the Mollis family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mollis research. Another 70 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1589 is included under the topic Early Mollis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mollis Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mollison, Molison, Mollyson, Molleson and others.

Early Notables of the Mollis family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mollis family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gilbert Molleson, who settled in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1699; and Thomas Molison settled in Maryland in 1731.


Contemporary Notables of the name Mollis (post 1700) +

  • A. Ralph Mollis, American Democratic Party politician, Secretary of State of Rhode Island, 2007- [1]


The Mollis 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: Fax mentis honestae gloria
Motto Translation: Glory is the light of a noble mind.


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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