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Mallum History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Origins Available: English, Irish

Throughout history, very few Irish surnames have exclusively maintained their original forms. Before being translated into English, Mallum appeared as O Maoileoin, which denotes a devotee of St. John.

Early Origins of the Mallum family

The surname Mallum was first found in the Irish Province of Connacht.

Early History of the Mallum family

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Mallum 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 because the general population had to rely on local official's understanding of how their name should be spelt, hence spellings in records often changed through a person's lifetime. The following variations for the name Mallum were encountered in the archives: Malone, Mallone, Mallonee, O'Malone and others.

Early Notables of the Mallum family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Mallum family to the New World and Oceana

Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Mallum to North America: Dennis Malone, who arrived in Virginia in 1706; Henry Malone, who came to Nova Scotia in 1745; Elis Malone, who came to Nova Scotia in 1750; Abraham Malone, a bonded passenger, who settled in America in 1773.

The Mallum Motto

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fidelis ad urnam
Motto Translation: Faithful to the tomb.

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