The Irish surname Mulheron comes from the Gaelic O Maolchairill, a patronymic
, which means a descendant of a devotee of St. Ciareall.
Early Origins of the Mulheron family
The surname Mulheron 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 Mulheron family
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Mulheron Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations
. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Mulheron revealed many variations, including Mulhearn, Mulheran, Mulherin, Mulhern, Mulherne and many more.
Early Notables of the Mulheron family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mulheron family to the New World and Oceana
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families
made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Mulheron family in North America:
Mulheron Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John and Michael Mulheron, who settled in New York in 1804
- John Mulheron, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Edward Mulheron, aged 47, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
Mulheron Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Margaret Mulheron, aged 53, who landed in America, in 1902
- John Mulheron, aged 23, who settled in America from Motherwell, in 1905
- William Mulheron, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Daniel Mulheron, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Scotstoun, Scotland, in 1907
- Jane Mulheron, aged 30, who landed in America from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1911
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Mulheron Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Mulheron, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851
Contemporary Notables of the name Mulheron (post 1700)
- James H. Mulheron, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Mercer County, 1891; Chair of Mercer County Republican Party, 1913-14 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- Edward "Eddie" Mulheron (1942-2015), Scottish association football defender who played from 1963 to 1972
- Danny Mulheron, New Zealand actor, writer, and director
- Tiffany Rose Mulheron (b. 1984), Scottish actress
- Ashley Mulheron (b. 1983), Scottish actress and television presenter
The Mulheron 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.