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Origins Available: English, French


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 setted in Virginia in 1657
  • Dorathy Moule, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Thetis" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm

Moule Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Moule, aged 26, a carpenter, who 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

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Moule Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THETIS 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Thetis.htm
  3. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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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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