Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name MacNulty originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Ultaigh, which is derived from Ultach, which means Ulsterman.
Early Origins of the MacNulty family
The surname MacNulty was first found in County Donegal
(Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the MacNulty family
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MacNulty Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name MacNulty were encountered in the archives: McNulty, McAnulty, McNull and others.
Early Notables of the MacNulty family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacNulty family to the New World and Oceana
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name MacNulty:
MacNulty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William MacNulty, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 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)
- James MacNulty, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1892
- Philip MacNulty, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1893
MacNulty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Maria MacNulty, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Killarny, Ireland, in 1920
- Bridget Theresa MacNulty, aged 20, who settled in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1920
- John MacNulty, aged 22, who landed in America from Kirkby in Ashfield, England, in 1924