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Where did the Irish Null family come from? What is the Irish Null family crest and coat of arms? When did the Null family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Null family history?Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Null originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Ultaigh, which is derived from Ultach, which means Ulsterman.
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Null that are preserved in archival documents are McNulty, McAnulty, McNull and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Null research. Another 163 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1800 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Null History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Null Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North America. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Null name: Charles, Edward, Francis, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Thomas and William McNulty all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
The Null Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Null Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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