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Recorded in various spellings including Manclark, Moakler, Mockler and Mokler, this is a most unusual surname. It is usually English, but of pre medieval French-Breton origin, and as such was probably introduced across the Channel after the Invasion of 1066. The derivation is from the pre 8th century words "mau-clerc", and the literal translation is "The bad cleric". As such this was a medieval nickname for a member of the church who was considered by his fellows to be somewhat less than righteous in his devotion to the vows of celibacy. Indeed this is a surname that could only have been brought into existence if either a priest left the church and married, or remained within the church, but in someway gave his name to various offspring! There must have been a number of them, because the name appears in the Curia Regis Rolls for the county of Warwickshire in 1194, when Roger Malclerc is so recorded, whilst Walter Mauclerc was recorded in Lincoln in 1207...

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June Levesque

Hi, My ancestor Joseph Mockler came from Cashel, sailed in 1760’s to Canada, once there spelling of name changed to Muckler. I would appreciate any information ty June

Susan Moackler

My immediate family is the only one I have been able to locate with the spelling of Moackler. My father's ancestors (two brothers, John and James) came from Ireland in the mid 1880s, through Boston, and 1st moved to St. Louis, then to Fremont, Nebraska, where they were shoemakers. My paternal grandfather was one of the brother's children. My last name is often mispronounced Mo-ack-ler. It is often misspelled as Moakler.



Sherry, I am related to the Patrick and Honorah Mockler family of Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland and Nova Scotia through Margaret Jane (Mockler) McGowan, the daughter of John and Eleanor Mockler. John was the son of Patrick and Honorah. Margaret’s brother was Patrick Mockler. See: You can contact me at robdotstoddardathotmaildotcom Rob Stoddard


Hi, my grandmother's family came to Canada from Tipperary,Ireland. I have been able to trace them back to Patrick and Honora Mockler. Any more information about the Mockler's would be greatly appreciated. Sherry


Hi, I would like to connect to the Mockler/Walker family of Northern Ireland. Thanks Sherry


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