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The English surname Moule is thought to have arisen independently from a few different sources. It comes from the medieval personal name, derived from the Old English word "mule," meaning a "halfbreed." This was the name of a brother of Ceadwalla, King of Wessex (died 675). It also comes from Old Norse "muli" meaning "muzzle," or "snout." And, it also came from the Middle English "mule," referring to the animal "mule;" in which instance it was likely originally a nickname for a stubborn person, or an occupational name for a driver of pack animals.

Moule Early Origins



The surname Moule was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held lands.

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Moule Spelling Variations


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Moule Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mule, Mules and others.

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Moule Early History


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Moule Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moule research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Moule History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moule Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moule Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moule Notables 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:

Moule Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dorathy Moule, who came to Virginia in 1657
  • Dorathy Moule, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Moule Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Moule, a bonded passenger, who arrived in America in 1747

Moule Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Moule, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis"

Moule Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Moule, aged 26, a carpenter, arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moule (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moule (post 1700)



  • Charles Walter Moule (1834-1921), English academic, librarian and president of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge
  • George Evans Moule (1828-1912), English Anglican missionary in China, the first Anglican bishop of mid-China
  • Henry Joseph Moule (1825-1904), English watercolour artist
  • Henry Moule (1801-1880), English priest in the Church of England and inventor of the dry earth closet
  • Thomas Moule (1784-1851), English antiquarian, writer on heraldry, and map-maker
  • Handley Moule (1841-1920), English cleric, writer and poet, Bishop of Durham from 1901-1920
  • Charles Francis Digby Moule (b. 1908), English biblical scholar
  • Harry George Moule (b. 1921), English former cricketer
  • Aaron Moule (b. 1977), Australian rugby player

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Moule Historic Events


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Moule Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Albert Moule (1907-1941), Australian Stoker from Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Moule Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moule 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.

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