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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name McAnulty originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Ultaigh, which is derived from Ultach, which means Ulsterman.
The surname McAnulty 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.
Many spelling variations of the surname McAnulty can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include McNulty, McAnulty, McNull and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAnulty research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1800 and 1861 are included under the topic Early McAnulty History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McAnulty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the McAnulty family came to North America quite early:
McAnulty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
McAnulty Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
McAnulty Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
The McAnulty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAnulty 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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