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
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.