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Moulton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places with this name, as for example in Cheshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk, and North Yorkshire. For the most part these were named in Old English as ‘Mula’s settlement’, from the Old English personal name or byname Mula ‘mule’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, but in some cases they may have been originally farms where mules were reared or kept. In the case of the Norfolk place name the first element was probably a personal name Moda, a short form of the various compound names with a first element mod ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Poulton, Coulton, Colton, Holton, Tolton, Muston, Milton, Houston

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Moulton Family Origin

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Moulton Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


In 1881, the most common Moulton occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Moulton's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Moulton. A less common occupation for the Moulton family was Carpenter.

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