Last name origins & meanings:
- Irish: Anglicized form of the common and widespread Gaelic name
Ó Maoláin ‘descendant of Maolán’, a byname
meaning ‘tonsured one’, ‘devotee’ (from a diminutive of maol
- English: topographic name for someone who lived by
a mill, or a metonymic occupational name for a miller, from
Anglo-Norman French mo(u)lin, mulin ‘mill’ (see
Mill). In some instances it may be a variant of Millen,
from Middle English mullelane.
- Dutch and Belgian
(van Mullen): habitational name from Mullem in East Flanders,
Mullem in West Flanders, or possibly Mollen in Brabant.
(van (der) Mullen): variant of van der Molen (see
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