This most interesting surname derives from three possible sources. As Moulin it is definately as French as the Moulin Rouge or the red mill. It is either occupational and describes a miller, or it is locational from a place called Moline, which means the mill. In some instances, it may derive from the Old Swedish word "mo", a sand-dune or heathland; hence a topographical name for a dweller by or on a sand-dune or heathland. From this source also one finds the surnames Mo, Moe, and diminutives Mohlen, Molen, Mohlin, Mollin, and others. The surname first appears in the late 13th Century (see below), while other early examples of the surname include Adam del Molyn, mentioned in the Assize Court Rolls of Staffordshire in 1289; and William de Molyns, recorded in 1297 in the "Minister's Accounts of the Earldom of Cornwall". Marie Moulin, was a French Huguenot protestant emigre, who was recorded in London on January 27th 1639 at St Katherines by the Tower (of London) whilst John Molin was one of the early settlers in America, having embarked from London in 1635 aboard the "Primrose" for Virginia. A coat of arms depicting three heads of lances within a silver annulet, was granted to a Molin family in Brittany, France. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Jon de Molyn, which was dated 1274, in the "Hundred Rolls of Essex", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • moulin — [ mulɛ̃ ] n. m. • XIIe; molin déb. XIIe; bas lat. molinum, de mola « meule » 1 ♦ Appareil servant à broyer, à moudre le grain des céréales; établissement qui utilise ces appareils. Produits du moulin : farine, mouture, recoupe, remoulage, son.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • moulin — Moulin. sub. m. Machine à moudre du grain, &c. Moulin à vent. moulin à eau. moulin à bras. un moulin qui va bien. un moulin bien achalandé. un moulin bannal. On dit prov. & bassement, lors qu on se veut moquer de la ressemblance que quelqu un… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Moulin — (frz.: Mühle) ist der Name von Claudine Moulin (* 1962), Germanistin und Hochschulprofessorin Felix Jacques Moulin (1802–1869), französischer Fotograf Hervé Moulin (* 1950), George A. Peterkin Professor of Economics, Rice University Jean Moulin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Moulin —    MOULIN, a parish, in the county of Perth; containing, with the villages of Kinnaird and Pitlochry, and part of the late quoad sacra parish of Tenandry, 2017 inhabitants, of whom 172 are in the village of Moulin, 13 miles (N. W. by N.) from… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • moulin — à eauë, Pistrinum aquarium. B. Moulin à eauë ou à bras, Moletrina. Moulin à vent, Pistrinum ventilatum. B. Un moulin à piler le bled à la façon ancienne, Pistrinum pistrini, vel Pistrina. Moulin à ailes, Pistrinum alatum …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Moulin l' O — (Saint Martin dʼÉcublei,Франция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Moulin L O, 61300 Saint Mar …   Каталог отелей

  • Moulin — Fréquent en Ardèche, le nom désigne par métonymie un meunier, ou encore celui qui habite auprès d un moulin …   Noms de famille

  • Moulin — (spr. Mouläng), Ferdinand Jakob du M., geb. 1776 im Haag, nahm 1786 Kriegsdienste, verlangte bei der Errichtung der Batavischen Republik seinen Abschied, ging nach Deutschland u. trat 1797 als Lieutenant in preußische Dienste. 1805 machte er auf… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Moulin — (spr. Muläng), Pierre du M. (Peter Molinäus), geb. 1568 im Schloß Buhy in der Normandie von reformirten Eltern, studirte in Sedan, England u. Leyden, an welchem letzten Orte er Lehrer der Alten Sprachen u. dann Professor der Philosophie wurde;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Moulin —   [mu lɛ̃], Jean, französischer Politiker, * Béziers 20. 6. 1899, ✝ (während der Deportation nach Deutschland) 8. 7. 1943; im Staatsdienst tätig, 1940 zum Präfekten in Chartres ernannt; schloss sich nach der militärischen Niederlage Frankreichs… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • moulin — MOULIN: Fait bien dans un paysage …   Dictionnaire des idées reçues

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