The ancestors of the Molineux family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Lancashire. The name however, is a reference to the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Moulineaux-Sur-Seine, near Rouen, in Normandy the site of Castle Molineux.

First found in Lancashire where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D. In 1882 Gisborne Molineux researched and published the Molineux origins in "Memoirs of the Molineux Family."

Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Jonathon Molineaux settled in Maryland in 1726; Samuel Molineaux settled in Philadelphia in 1846; Edmund Molineux settled in New York in 1820; Edward Molineux settled in Virginia in 1719; Thomas George Leslie Molineux settled in Los Angeles, California in 1912.

Our branch of the Molineux family emigrated to the United States in 1912, with roots in Willenhall, a small town outside of Wolverhampton in England's Midlands. Wolverhampton is home to the Molineux Sports Complex, a modern football stadium seating 28,000 which was built on the site of the Molineux House gardens. The Gallery contains portraits and information about our Molineux, Strunk, Myers, Denslow and other ancestors.