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Moulton is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Moulton 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.

Moulton Early Origins



The surname Moulton 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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Moulton Spelling Variations


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Moulton Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Moulson, Moulton, Molson, Molton and others.

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Moulton Early History


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Moulton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moulton 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 Moulton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moulton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moulton 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 Moulton 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Moulton name or one of its variants:

Moulton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Moulton, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630 with his wife Jane
  • John Moulton, who settled in New England in 1637 with his wife and five children
  • James Moulton, who arrived in New England in 1637
  • Marey Moulton, aged 30, arrived in New England in 1637
  • Merrean Moulton, aged 23, landed in New England in 1637
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moulton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Robert Moulton, who arrived in New England in 1718
  • Charles Moulton, who arrived in New York in 1794

Moulton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Moulton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834
  • J H Moulton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E S Moulton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • B E Moulton, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • S Moulton, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moulton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Harvey Moulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Christiana Moulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Robert George Moulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Anna Boyd Waters Moulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Margaret Elizabeth Moulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moulton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Moulton (post 1700)



  • Fay Moulton (1876-1945), American bronze medalist for athletics at the 1904 Olympic games
  • Salmon Moulton, American Revolutionary War officer
  • Jonathan Moulton (1726-1787), American general
  • Forest Ray Moulton (1872-1952), American astronomer
  • Charles Moulton (1893-1947), American comic book writer creator of the character Wonder Woman
  • James Hope Moulton (1863-1917), English academic, Methodist minister
  • John Fletcher Moulton (1844-1921), 1st Baron Moulton, English mathematician, barrister, M.P. and judge
  • Alexander Moulton (b. 1920), English Engineer and inventor
  • Stephen Moulton (1794-1880), British industrialist, as an agent of the U.S. rubber pioneer Charles Goodyear, he first brought samples of vulcanized rubber to the UK
  • Jon Moulton (b. 1950), British venture capitalist
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Moulton


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Suggested Readings for the name Moulton



  • The Storrs-Moulton-Smith Connection by Jessamine Smith Herbst.

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm

Other References

  1. 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).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. 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.
  11. ...

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