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Where did the English Mullinix family come from? What is the English Mullinix family crest and coat of arms? When did the Mullinix family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Mullinix family history?Today's generation of the Mullinix family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mullinix family lived in Lancashire. The name however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Molineaux-Sur-Seine, near Rouen, in Normandy.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Mullinix include Molinieux, Molinaux, Molineaux, Molineux, Molinex and many more.
First found in Lancashire as "an ancient Norman family, who have been possessed of the manor of Sefton, in this county, from the period of the Conquest, or very soon afterwards: it was held as a knight's fee, as of the Castle of Lancaster."  William de Molines was the first recorded ancestor. "Previously to the Conquest, 'Sextune,' one of the original parishes of Lancashire, was held by five thanes. The family of Molyneux or Molines subsequently settled here. William des Molines, so named from Moulines, a town of Bourbonnois, in France, is mentioned in the Norman Chronicles as a man of noble origin, held in high esteem by the Duke William, afterwards William I. of England. In the roll of Battle Abbey, his name stands the eighteenth in order; and soon after the Conquest, he acquired, by gift of Roger de Poictou, the lordships of Sefton, Thornton, and Kerden, of which he made Sefton his chief seat. " 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullinix research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1598, 1594, 1636, 1620, 1654, 1624, 1699, 1685, 1759, 1651, 1696 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Mullinix History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 127 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullinix Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Mullinix family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Mullinixs to arrive on North American shores: James Molinex settled in Philadelphia in 1685; Edward Molineux, who arrived in Virginia in 1719; Jonathon Molineaux, who came to Maryland in 1726; Samuel Molineaux, who settled in Philadelphia in 1846.
The Mullinix Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mullinix 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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