The original Gaelic form of Mullally was "O Maolalaidh," which may be derived from "aladh," which means "speckled."
Early Origins of the Mullally family
The surname Mullally was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Mullally family
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Mullally Spelling Variations
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
of the name Mullally dating from that time include Lally, Lalley, Mulally, O'Mulally, O'Lally and others.
Early Notables of the Mullally family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name at this time was William O'Mullaly, Dean of Tuam (1558-1572) and Archbishop of Tuam (1572-1595); Thomas Arthur Lally, Count Lally, Commander in Chief... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullally Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Mullally family to the New World and Oceana
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia
in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine
during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Mullally or a variant listed above:
Mullally Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Ann Mullally, aged 28, who landed in America from Mullingar, in 1898
- Margaret Mullally, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Mullingar, in 1898
Mullally Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Richard Mullally, aged 26, who landed in America from Ballingarry, in 1901
- John Mullally, aged 8, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1903
- James Mullally, aged 5, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1903
- Edmund Mullally, aged 20, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1906
- Thomas Mullally, aged 20, who landed in America from Mullinahone, Ireland, in 1906
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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullally (post 1700)
- John Badger Mullally, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 15th District, 1909 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Megan Mullally (b. 1958), American seven-time Emmy Award nominated and four-time Golden Globe nominated actress and singer, host of talk show The Megan Mullally Show
- Paddy Mullally (b. 1976), Irish hurler who played from 1999 to 2004
- Richard "Richie" Mullally (b. 1978), Irish hurler who played from 2002
- Dame Sarah Elisabeth Mullally DBE (1962-2005), British nurse and priest, independent governor for London South Bank University (2005)
- Frederic Mullally (b. 1918), English journalist, public relations executive, and novelist
- John Cooney Mullally (b. 1930), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for King's, Prince Edward Island (1963-1965)
- Alan Mullally (b. 1969), former English cricketer who played from 1987 to 2005
- Erin Mullally (b. 1990), Australian actor and model