Moulds History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 added many new elements to an already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Moulds family lived in Cheshire. Before migrating to Normandy and then England, this family was originally the lords of Monte Alto, in Italy. Their name is thought to be a version of this place-name which underwent significant corruption through translation through several languages before being Anglicized.

Early Origins of the Moulds family

The surname Moulds was first found in Cheshire where the family of Maude, originally the Lords of Monte Alto, in Italy, settled in the Lordships and manors of Montalt and Hawarden in the county of Flint.

Early History of the Moulds family

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Moulds Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.

Early Notables of the Moulds family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Moulds family to Ireland

Some of the Moulds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Moulds migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Moulds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Moulds, aged 42, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [1]
  • William Moulds, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [1]
  • Mary Moulds, aged 15, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [1]


  1. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml


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