The Irish Marlarkey surname comes from the Gaelic "ó Maoilearca," a patronymic
meaning a descendant of Maoilearca, a follower of St. Earc.
Early Origins of the Marlarkey family
The surname Marlarkey was first found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day Donegal
, located in Northwestn Ireland
in the province of Ulster
, where they held a family seat
as a branch of the O'Connell's. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest
, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow
in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland
and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest
from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Connacht.
Early History of the Marlarkey family
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Marlarkey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Mullarkey, Mullarky, Mallarky, Malarchy, Malarkey, Mularkey and many more.
Early Notables of the Marlarkey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Marlarkey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bryan Mularky, who settled in Philadelphia in 1800; Ptk Mularkey, who came to Allegany Co., MD in 1842; Austin Mullarkey, who came to Quebec in 1847; Cornelius Malarky, who settled in Boston in 1849.