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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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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
Mary Mulherin, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Moville, Ireland
Ellen Mulherin, aged 40, originally from Donegal, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Anchoria" from Glasgow via Moville 
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
Martin Mulherin, aged 21, originally from Mullahowne, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Queenstown, Ireland
Sarah Mulherin, aged 21, originally from Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland
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.