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Moulson is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest brought to England in 1066. The Moulson family lived in Devon. The name, however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Meules in Calvados, in the arrondisement of Lisieux in the canton of Orbec, Normandy.

Moulson Early Origins



The surname Moulson was first found in Devon where they were under tenants of Baldwin FitzGilbert, Sheriff of Devon. Typical of the family's early benevolence, the parish of Skirbeck in Lincolnshire was the site of an early hospital. "An hospital for ten persons, founded here in honour of St. Leonard, was given in 1230 by Sir Thomas Multon, Knt., to the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem, who dedicated it anew to St. John the Baptist. In the time of Edward II., its revenue was sufficient for the maintenance of four priests, of twenty people in the infirmary, and for the daily relief of forty more at the gate." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Moulson Spelling Variations


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Moulson Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Moulson are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Moulson include Moulson, Moulton, Molson, Molton and others.

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Moulson Early History


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Moulson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moulson research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1634, 1582, 1638, 1624, 1634, 1628, 1576 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Moulson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moulson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moulson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Thomas Moulson, or Mowlson (1582-1638), an alderman, Sheriff of London in 1624 , Lord Mayor of London in 1634 and represented the City...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moulson 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Moulson, or a variant listed above:

Moulson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edw Moulson, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Jane Moulson, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • William Moulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1662
  • Edward Moulson, who arrived in Virginia in 1663
  • Fulke Moulson, who landed in Virginia in 1674

Moulson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Moulson who settled in Annapolis in 1725

Moulson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Moulson, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moulson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moulson (post 1700)



  • Robert Moulson (1932-2003), American classical tenor
  • Roger Moulson, English poet whose debut poem Waiting for the Night-Rowers was the winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize in 2006
  • Matthew Keith Moulson (b. 1983), Canadian professional ice hockey left winger and an alternate captain for the Buffalo Sabres
  • George Moulson (1914-1994), Irish professional football player
  • Cornelius "Con" Moulson (1906-1989), Irish footballer and manager

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Motto


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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: Regi fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to the king.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Moulson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moulson 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.

This page was last modified on 12 February 2016 at 10:26.

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