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Mulvenna History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Irish , Scottish


The Mulvenna surname was an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Ó Maoilmheana, meaning "descendant of Maoilmheana," a personal name meaning " chieftain of the Main (river)." In Donegal it may be an Anglicized form of Ó Maolmhaghna


Early Origins of the Mulvenna family


The surname Mulvenna was first found in County Derry, where they were hereditary ollavs of O'Cahan (O'Kane.) One of the first records of the name was O Maiol Mheanna mentioned in the Annals of Ulster in 1164 where the family claim descent for the from Eoghan, son of Niall of the None Hostages and was probably associated with the river Meana which flowed into Lough Neagh at Randalstown. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
Another source claims that the name claims descent from the Donnelly line from Maolf Iona which meant in English "the devotee of wine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
As both authors referenced were Chief Heralds of Ireland, we must leave it up the reader to decide who is more accurate.

Early History of the Mulvenna family


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Mulvenna Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: O'Mulvany, Mulvany, Mulvenna, O'Mulvey, Mulvey and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulvenna family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mulvenna family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulvenna Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Susan Mulvenna, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hugh Mulvenna, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7D-PZN : 6 December 2014), Hugh Mulvenna, 21 Sep 1896; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Michael Mulvenna, aged 20, originally from Glenarm, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1898 aboard the ship "(1891) Mongolian" from Londonderry, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4R-B2F : 6 December 2014), Michael Mulvenna, 14 Jun 1898; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port NY, ship name (1891) Mongolian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Mulvenna Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anna Mulvenna, aged 39, originally from Broughshan, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cameronia" from Londonderry, Ireland [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6L6-FZJ : 6 December 2014), Anna Mulvenna, 18 Sep 1921; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Cameronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulvenna (post 1700)


  • Tiarnán Mulvenna (b. 1988), Irish footballer
  • Glenn Mulvenna (b. 1967), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey centre who played two games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers

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Citations


  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, More Irish Families. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0)
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX7D-PZN : 6 December 2014), Hugh Mulvenna, 21 Sep 1896; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX4R-B2F : 6 December 2014), Michael Mulvenna, 14 Jun 1898; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port NY, ship name (1891) Mongolian, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6L6-FZJ : 6 December 2014), Anna Mulvenna, 18 Sep 1921; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Cameronia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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