Molle Family History
Molle Name Meaning
German: variant of Moll. North German: metonymic occupational name for a maker of wooden bowls, from Middle Low German molde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, ‘tub’ (from Latin mulctra ‘milking tub’). Dutch: variant of Mol 1. Dutch (van Molle): variant of Mol 2. French: topographic name from a diminutive of mol, mou ‘soft’, denoting boggy ground. Southern French: variant of Mole ‘knife grinder’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press