The Moltenos are descended from a small community who, at least since Roman times, have lived in the little hilltop village of Molteno just south of Lake Como near the Alps. In the 1780s, or a little earlier, George Anthony Molteno, from whom almost every Molteno outside Italy alive today is descended, moved from Milan to London and opened his printselling business in Pall Mall. Moltenos and their related clans – the Jacksons, Bissets, Andersons, Murrays, Stanfords and others – have always been conscious of their distinctive origins. This website tells the story of this remarkable family.
By the way, for those of you not very familiar with websites, you can click with your cursor on any words showing up in the colour, blue. This will take you straight through to that section of the website.
For a thumbnail sketch of the family’s history, do read The Migrant’s Story – A mini-history of the Molteno Family.