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Moult is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Moult family when they migrated to the region after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Moult 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.

Moult Early Origins



The surname Moult 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.

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Moult Spelling Variations


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Moult Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Moult have been found, including Maude, Maud, Mawd, Mold, Mould, Moulds, Molds and others.

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Moult Early History


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Moult Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moult research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Moult History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moult Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moult Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moult Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moult In Ireland


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Moult In Ireland



Some of the Moult family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Moult were among those contributors:

Moult Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Moult, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Mary Moult, who landed in Virginia in 1664

Moult Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edwin Moult, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Juliet Moult, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879
  • Harry Moult, aged under 1, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arethusa" in 1879

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Moult Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moult 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 18 February 2016 at 14:48.

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