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There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Mulhollan originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."

Mulhollan Early Origins



The surname Mulhollan was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), literally North Thomond, the pre-Norman Kingdom of Thomond, since divided between counties Limerick, Tipperary and Clare, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mulhollan Spelling Variations


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Mulhollan Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Mulhollan dating from that time include Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.

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Mulhollan Early History


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Mulhollan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulhollan research. Another 409 words (29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulhollan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulhollan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mulhollan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mulhollan 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland 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 Mulhollan family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Mulhollan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Mulhollan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • Joseph Mulhollan, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulhollan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulhollan (post 1700)



  • George Mulhollan Jr., American politician, Postmaster at Blairsville, Pennsylvania, 1821-37

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. 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.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Mulhollan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulhollan 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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