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Origin and popularity of the name MOULIN

Origin

Moulin : 1: French and Walloon: from Old French molin ‘mill’ (from Latin molina) applied as a topographic name for someone who lived at a mill or by extension as a metonymic occupational name for a miller or mill worker.2: French and Walloon: habitational name from (Le) Moulin the name of several places in various parts of France and in Belgium (Wallonia) named with Old French molin ‘mill’. Compare Demoulin and Dumoulin 1.3: Altered form of French Desmoulins (see Dumoulin 2).

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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