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Molyneux Surname Origin
(Origin French) Locality. From Normandy, De Moulins, De Moulines, De Molineus. From Moulins, a town on the river Allier, in France, so called from the great number of water mills there. French, Moulin, a mill.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Molyneux Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Molyneux Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes