The original Gaelic form of Mulally was "O Maolalaidh," which may be derived from "aladh," which means "speckled."
Early Origins of the Mulally family
The surname Mulally was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Mulally family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulally research.Another 254 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1558, 1572, 1595, 1691, 1702, and 1766 are included under the topic Early Mulally History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mulally 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 Mulally revealed many variations, including Lally, Lalley, Mulally, O'Mulally, O'Lally and others.
Early Notables of the Mulally family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was William O'Mullaly, Dean of Tuam (1558-1572) and Archbishop of Tuam (1572-1595); Thomas Arthur Lally, Count Lally, Commander in Chief... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulally Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mulally family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence
began, many Irish settlers took the side of England
, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland
at this time for North America and Australia
. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Mulally or a variant listed above, including:
Mulally Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Mulally, aged 28, who arrived in America, in 1894
- Laurence Mulally, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1894
- Brgt Mulally, aged 20, who arrived in America from Cashel, in 1898
Mulally Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Patrick Mulally, aged 24, who arrived in America from Dublin, in 1901
- Molly Mulally, aged 3, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
- Mary Mulally, aged 31, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
- John Mulally, aged 33, who arrived in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1912
- K. Mulally, who arrived in America, in 1913
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Mulally Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mr. Daniel Mulally, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but he died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
Contemporary Notables of the name Mulally (post 1700)
- Sharon Mulally, American editor and screenwriter, best known for co-writing Queen of the Mountain a 2005 documentary
- Alan Roger Mulally (b. 1945), American engineer, business executive, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Ford Motor Company (2006-2014)
- Richie Mulally, Irish hurler from Kilkenny