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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Milholland originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Milholland Early Origins



The surname Milholland was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Milholland Spelling Variations


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Milholland Spelling Variations



Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Milholland revealed many variations, including Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

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Milholland Early History


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Milholland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milholland research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milholland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Milholland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Milholland Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Milholland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Milholland family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Milholland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Milholland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Maryland in 1839
  • James Milholland, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Milholland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Milholland (post 1700)



  • Inez Milholland Boissevain (1886-1916), born Inez Milholland, an American suffragist, labor lawyer, World War I correspondent, member of the National Woman's Party and a key participant in the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913
  • James Milholland (1887-1956), American academic, acting President of the Pennsylvania State University (1947-1950)
  • Randal Keith "R.K." Milholland, American webcomic author
  • William H. Milholland, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 13th District, 1922, 1923; Candidate for New York State Senate 19th District, 1932, 1936
  • John E. Milholland, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1892

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Milholland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milholland 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 16:15.

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