Mulgrew History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mulgrew family

The surname Mulgrew was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1] indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands in that shire.

Early History of the Mulgrew family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulgrew research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1102, 1510, and 1600 are included under the topic Early Mulgrew History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mulgrew Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mulgrave, Mullgrave, Mulgrove, Mullgrove and others.

Early Notables of the Mulgrew family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Mulgrew family to Ireland

Some of the Mulgrew family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 99 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Mulgrew migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulgrew Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Mulgrew, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [2]

Australia Mulgrew migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mulgrew Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Mulgrew, aged 21, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulgrew (post 1700) +

  • Michael Mulgrew, American Democrat politician, Member, Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008 [3]
  • Katherine Kiernan Maria "Kate" Mulgrew (b. 1955), American Golden Globe nominated actress, best known for her roles on Star Trek: Voyager as Captain Kathryn Janeway
  • Thomas "Tommy" Mulgrew (b. 1929), retired Scottish professional footballer
  • Charles Patrick "Charlie" Mulgrew (b. 1986), Scottish footballer
  • Peter David Mulgrew (1927-1979), New Zealand mountaineer, yachtsman, and businessman

Air New Zealand Flight 901
  • Mr. Peter David Mulgrew (1927-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Parnell, North Island, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash [4]

  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Mount Erebus, Memorial, Roll of Remembrance (Retrieved 2018, February 21st). Retrieved from on Facebook
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