Mowles History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mowles family

The surname Mowles was first found in Roxburghshire, where they held a family seat as a Clan and conjecturally descended from Eustace the Sheriff of Huntingdon who held his lands of Molesworth in Huntingdon from Countess Judith a relative of Duke William of Normandy at the taking of the Domesday Book survey in 1086 A.D. A branch of this distinguished family moved north in 1124 in the train of King David of Scotland (Earl David of Huntingdon) and were granted lands in the upper half of Morebattle in Roxburghshire.

Early History of the Mowles family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mowles research. Another 184 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1152, 1490, 1566, 1575, 1590, 1603, and 1624 are included under the topic Early Mowles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mowles Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Molle, Moll, Mow, Mowe and others.

Early Notables of the Mowles family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Mowles family to Ireland

Some of the Mowles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Australia Mowles migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mowles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Mowles, English convict who was convicted in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Claudine" on 20th May 1821, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


The Mowles 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: Post funera foenus
Motto Translation: An interest after death.


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 17th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/claudine


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