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Mulherin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Irish surname Mulherin comes from the Gaelic O Maolchairill, a patronymic, which means a descendant of a devotee of St. Ciareall.


Early Origins of the Mulherin family


The surname Mulherin 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 Mulherin family


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Mulherin Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Mulherin dating from that time include Mulhearn, Mulheran, Mulherin, Mulhern, Mulherne and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulherin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mulherin 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 Mulherin or a variant listed above, including:

Mulherin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur, Charles, James, John, Patrick, and Terrence Mulherin, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • William Mulherin, aged 44, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Moville, Ireland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65R-FWR : 6 December 2014), William Mulherin, 16 Aug 1892; citing departure port Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Mulherin, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Moville, Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65R-FWT : 6 December 2014), Mary Mulherin, 16 Aug 1892; citing departure port Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ellen Mulherin, aged 40, originally from Donegal, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Glasgow via Moville [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65T-2ZZ : 6 December 2014), Ellen Mulherin, 22 Aug 1892; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Mulherin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bridget Mulherin, aged 26, originally from Ireland, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2X-GNB : 6 December 2014), Bridget Mulherin, 14 Oct 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Martin Mulherin, aged 21, originally from Mullahowne, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Queenstown, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZQ-86P : 6 December 2014), Martin Mulherin, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sarah Mulherin, aged 21, originally from Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X5-WZH : 6 December 2014), Sarah Mulherin, 17 Jul 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulherin (post 1700)


  • Michelle Mulherin (b. 1972), Irish Fine Gael politician, Teachta Dála (TD) for the Mayo constituency (2011-)
  • Wayne Mulherin (b. 1957), Australian former cricketer who played one first-class match for New South Wales in the 1983/1984 season
  • Timothy Sean Mulherin (b. 1957), Australian politician, Deputy Leader of the Opposition of Queensland (2012-2015)
  • Bruce Mulherin (b. 1982), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Allen Mulherin Steele Jr. (b. 1958), award-winning American science fiction author

The Mulherin 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.


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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65R-FWR : 6 December 2014), William Mulherin, 16 Aug 1892; citing departure port Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65R-FWT : 6 December 2014), Mary Mulherin, 16 Aug 1892; citing departure port Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J65T-2ZZ : 6 December 2014), Ellen Mulherin, 22 Aug 1892; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name Anchoria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX2X-GNB : 6 December 2014), Bridget Mulherin, 14 Oct 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZQ-86P : 6 December 2014), Martin Mulherin, 22 Sep 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6X5-WZH : 6 December 2014), Sarah Mulherin, 17 Jul 1920; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Celtic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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