Mullem History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Mullem is most likely occupational in origin; in other words, that is, a name derived from the name of a profession. Many occupational names refer directly to the occupation, but some, like Mullem, are metonymic, meaning that they refer to some object associated with the profession. Mullem comes from the French word "moulin," meaning "a mill:" the first bearer of the name probably worked in a mill, but it is also possible that the name was taken on by some who lived near a mill.
Early Origins of the Mullem family
The surname Mullem was first found in Suffolk where records show Ralph Milun in the Feet of Fines of 1198, and Adam Milun in a record from 1200. Other records show Ralph de Molins in the Pipe Rolls of 1159. A few years later, Laurence atte Mulene was listed in the Writs of Parliament of 1278 and Gilbert atte Mullane was listed in Somerset at the time of Edward III.
Important Dates for the Mullem family
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Mullem Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Mullin, Mullis, Mullen, Mullins, Mullens, Mullings, Molins, Millen, Millin and many more.
Early Notables of the Mullem family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mullem family to Ireland
Some of the Mullem family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mullem family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Alice Mullins, who arrived in Plymouth in 1620; Barthol. Millen, who arrived in Virginia in 1642; Heebert Millen, who arrived in Virginia in 1651; Hugh Mullin, who arrived in Maryland in 1678.