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The surname Muldoon originally comes from the Gaelic as O Maolduin, a patronymic name meaning "descendent of Maolduin." The personal name Maolduin is composed of the elements "maol," meaning " chieftain," and "dún," meaning "fortress."

Muldoon Early Origins



The surname Muldoon was first found in County Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they had been anciently seated at Enniscrone and said to be directly descended from King Niall of the Nine Hostages, Ireland's General Commander/King who died in the fourth century. From his twelve sons many tribes are descended including O'Caomhain who controlled the tribes from the River Gleoir to the Easky, a tract of land which included the homes of about 30 tribes, including the Muldoons.

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Muldoon Spelling Variations


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Muldoon Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Muldoon that are preserved in archival documents are Muldoon, O'Muldoon, Meldon, O'Meldon, Maoldoon and many more.

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Muldoon Early History


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Muldoon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muldoon research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1700 is included under the topic Early Muldoon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muldoon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muldoon Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Muldoon 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Muldoon name:

Muldoon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Muldoon, who came to New York in 1803
  • Mary and Michael Muldoon who arrived in New York State in 1804
  • Felix Muldoon, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Edward Muldoon, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1830
  • John Muldoon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muldoon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Muldoon, who came to Ottawa, Canada in 1818
  • Susan Muldoon, aged 8, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Bernard Muldoon, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Muldoon, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Ally Muldoon, who came to Quebec in 1847

Muldoon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Muldoon, aged 23, a ploughman, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • Margaret Muldoon, aged 19, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muldoon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muldoon (post 1700)



  • Patrick C. Muldoon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1996
  • Kevin Muldoon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Joseph W. Muldoon, American Republican politician, Mayor of Glen Cove, New York, 1966-67; Defeated, 1967
  • Sylvan Muldoon (1903-1969), American writer on the paranormal
  • Paul Muldoon (b. 1951), Pulitzer Prize-winning (2003) poet from County Armagh, Northern Ireland as well as an educator and academic at Princeton University
  • Sir Robert Muldoon (1921-1992), former Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1975 to 1984
  • Rhys Muldoon (b. 1965), Australian actor, writer and director
  • Pete Muldoon (1881-1929), Canadian ice hockey pioneer in the western United States, particularly known for bringing a Stanley Cup championship to Seattle, Washington

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Motto


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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: Pro fide et patria
Motto Translation: For faith and my country.


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Muldoon Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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    The Muldoon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muldoon 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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