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Mule Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, perhaps Old English Mul (from Old English mul ‘mule’, ‘halfbreed’). This was the name of a brother of Ceadwalla, King of Wessex (died 675), and is also found as a place name element. However, it may not have survived to the Conquest, and Domesday Book Mule, Mulo may instead represent Old Norse Muli, which is probably from Old Norse muli ‘muzzle’, ‘snout’. English: nickname for a stubborn person or metonymic occupational name for a driver of pack animals, from Middle English mule ‘mule’ (Old English mul, reinforced by Old French mule, both from Latin mula ‘she-mule’). English: from the medieval female personal name Mulle, variant of Molle, a pet form of Mary (see Marie). French: nickname from mule ‘mule’ (see 2). Dutch: nickname for a gossip or someone with a large mouth, from Middle Dutch mule ‘mouth’, ‘snout’. Dutch: metonymic occupational name for a maker of slippers, from Middle Dutch mule ‘slipper’. Italian (also Mulé): from the medieval nickname Mulé, Molé, from Arabic mawla ‘gentleman’, ‘lord’, ‘master’, m(a)uley ‘my lord’. Sicilian and southern Italian: status name, from Arabic mawla ‘master’, ‘owner’.

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

Similar surnames: Mole, Mula, Mele, Yule, Muhle, Male, Dole, Rule, Melle, Sule

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Mule Family Origin

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Mule Family Occupations

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In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Mule.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Passenger List

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Mule Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Mule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mule in 1955 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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