Mole Family History
Mole Name Meaning
English: nickname for someone supposedly resembling a mole (the burrowing mammal), Middle English mol(le) (from Dutch or Low German mol), for example in having poor eyesight. English: nickname for someone with a prominent mole or blemish on the face, from Middle English mole (Old English mal). English: from an Old English masculine personal name, Moll. English: from Old Norse moli ‘crumb’, ‘grain’, possibly a nickname for a small man. French: metonymic occupational name for a knife grinder or a maker of whetstones, from a variant of meule ‘whetstone’, ‘grindstone’, ‘millstone’. Italian: variant of Mule. Slovenian: probably a nickname for a extremely religious man, from mole ‘zealot’, a derivative of moliti ‘to pray’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press