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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.

Some of the first records of the family appeared as a forename. Máel Dúin mac Áedo Bennán (died 661) was King of Iarmuman (West Munster.) A few years later, Máel Dúin mac Conaill (died 688) was a king in Dál Riata (now Western Scotland).


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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 years 170 and 1700 are 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 America. 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 settled in 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Muldoon, who arrived at Philadelphia in 1830
  • John Muldoon, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (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 settled in Ottawa, Canada in 1818
  • Susan Muldoon, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Bernard Muldoon, aged 5, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • John Muldoon, aged 4, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Ally Muldoon, who settled in Quebec in 1847

Muldoon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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



  • Sir Robert Muldoon (1921-1992), New Zealand politician, 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand (1975-1984), 32nd Minister of Finance (1975-1984), 4th Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand in 1972, 21st Leader of the Opposition (1974-1975)
  • Paul Muldoon (b. 1951), Pulitzer Prize-winning (2003) poet from County Armagh, Northern Ireland as well as an educator and academic at Princeton University
  • William A. Muldoon (1852-1933), American Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion, the first chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission
  • Patrick Muldoon (b. 1968), American actor and musician
  • Sylvan Muldoon (1903-1969), American writer on the paranormal; he promoted the concept of astral projection (an out-of-body experience)
  • Patrick C. Muldoon, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Virginia 9th District, 1996 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kevin Muldoon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph W. Muldoon, American Republican politician, Mayor of Glen Cove, New York, 1966-67; Defeated, 1967 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Enda Muldoon (b. 1977), Gaelic footballer from Ballinderry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Bristow Muldoon (b. 1964), former Scottish Labour politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Livingston (1999-2007)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

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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