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

Mulhern Early Origins



The surname Mulhern was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mulhern Spelling Variations


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Mulhern Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Mulhern were encountered in the archives: Mulhearn, Mulheran, Mulherin, Mulhern, Mulherne and many more.

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Mulhern Early History


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Mulhern Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulhern research. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Mulhern History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulhern Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mulhern Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mulhern 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulhern Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Mulhern, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Mulhern, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Mulhern, aged 26, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulhern (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulhern (post 1700)



  • John Francis "Jack" Mulhern (1927-2007), American Olympic ice hockey player
  • Quinn Patrick Mulhern (b. 1984), American mixed martial artist
  • Matt Mulhern (b. 1960), American actor, best known for his roles in One Crazy Summer and Biloxi Blues
  • Sarah Mulhern, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2004
  • Joseph J. Mulhern Jr., American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1960; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Massachusetts 10th District, 1960
  • John A. Mulhern, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948
  • J. W. Mulhern, American politician, Mayor of Bellingham, Washington, 1950
  • Edward T. Mulhern, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Brockport, New York, 1947
  • Daniel Granholm Mulhern, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2004, 2008
  • Lee Mulhern (b. 1988), Irish singer who won a Gold Medal at the World Championships for Performing Arts competition at age 11
  • ... (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: Per ardua surgo
Motto Translation: I rise through difficulties.


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Mulhern Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Mulhern Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulhern 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 January 2016 at 10:24.

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