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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Mo"line
The crossed iron that supports the upper millstone by resting on the spindle; a millrind.

Etymology: L. molina mill, fr. molere to grind. See Mill

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A town in northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River

From Old French molin mill, from Late Latin molinum (mill), from molere (to grind).

  1. The crossed iron that supports the upper millstone by resting on the spindle; a millrind.

moline was also found in the following language(s): Latin and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Moline

Rabbi was born on August 10th, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois.


Georganne was born on March 6th, 1990.



Pierre-Louis was born in 1740. He left this life on March 20th, 1820.


Robert was born on October 20th, 1889. He died in 1979.


Edgar was born on January 2nd, 1855. He died on December 16th, 1943.


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Popularity of Moline as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Moline U.S.
  White 85.50% 64.26%
  African American 3.58% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.82% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.10% 16.26%

Of Last Name Moline

People with the last name Moline are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Moline

  • How Popular is the name Moline? Moline is the 46,447th most popular name of all time. As a last name Moline was the 9,821st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Moline have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 53 babies born with the first name Moline in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Moline? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Moline first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Moline is Tuesday, January 1st, 1889.
  • What year had the most people named Moline born? The highest recorded use of the first name Moline was in 1917 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Moline: Your name in reverse order is Enilom. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Olmine. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Moline? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,296 people with the last name Moline.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Moline? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Moline as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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