The Irish surname Mulheren comes from the Gaelic O Maolchairill, a patronymic
, which means a descendant of a devotee of St. Ciareall.
Early Origins of the Mulheren family
The surname Mulheren was first found in County Clare
(Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland
in the province of Munster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Mulheren family
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Mulheren Spelling Variations
Pronunciation, rather than spelling, guided scribes and church officials when recording names during the Middle Ages. This practice often resulted in one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Mulheren are preserved in these old documents. The various spellings of the name that were found include Mulhearn, Mulheran, Mulherin, Mulhern, Mulherne and many more.
Early Notables of the Mulheren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mulheren family to the New World and Oceana
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families
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 Mulheren family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Mulheren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James and John Mulheren, who settled in Philadelphia in 1852
Contemporary Notables of the name Mulheren (post 1700)
- Edward J. Mulheren, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 2003 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Mulheren 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: Per ardua surgo
Motto Translation: I rise through difficulties.