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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


Similar surnames: Mule, Molle, Cole, Sole, Moll, More, Dole, Molek, Mock, Hole

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Where is the Mole family from?

You can see how Mole families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mole family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mole families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 56 Mole families living in Ontario. This was about 51% of all the recorded Mole's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mole families in 1911.
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What did your Mole ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Mole. 48% of Mole men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Mole women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mole were Machinist and Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    60%
  • Nurse
    40%
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Census Records

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Mole. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mole census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Mole. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Mole. For the veterans among your Mole ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mole lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Mole life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Mole in 1949 was 29, and 82 in 2004.

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