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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Mullan originally appeared in Gaelic as either O Meallain, O Maolain or Mac Maolain. The first surname is derived from the word meall, which means pleasant. The second and third surnames are derived from maol, which means bald.

Mullan Early Origins



The surname Mullan was first found in the province of Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn) where the Mullen, Mullin and Mullan spellings were popular. They were descended from the Kings of Connacht and are of the same basic stock as the O'Concannons. Branches were also found in Cork, Limerick, and Clare where the Mullane and Mullins spellings were the most frequent. Some were found north in Ulster and Tyrone and Derry. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
This latter group is difficult to trace as the Scottish MacMullen or McMullen settled there during Cromwell's Plantation of Ulster.

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Mullan Spelling Variations


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Mullan 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 Mullan revealed many variations, including Mullan, Mullen, Mullin, Mullens, Mullins, O'Mullen, O'Mullan, O'Mullin, McMullen and many more.

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Mullan Early History


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Mullan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullan research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1729, 1660 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Mullan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mullan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mullan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Allan Mullen, M.D., (born c. 1660), one of the most eminent Irish anatomists; Dr. James Mullen, self educated doctor; Rev. John McMullen, Bishop...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullan 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



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 Mullan or a variant listed above, including:

Mullan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bryan Mullan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Daniel Mullan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Mary Mullan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Mullan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Mullan, aged 21, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803
  • John Mullan, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Michael Mullan, who landed in America in 1805
  • Eliza Mullan, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • Hannah Mullan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mullan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Mullan, aged 20, a tailor, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Margaret Mullan, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "William" in 1834

Mullan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Mullan, aged 20, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullan (post 1700)



  • John Mullan (1830-1909), Irish-born, American soldier, explorer and road builder
  • Brian Mullan (b. 1978), American soccer player
  • William C. Mullan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920
  • Leonard B. Mullan, American politician, Mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon, 1952-59
  • John B. Mullan, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate 46th District, 1915-21; Postmaster at Rochester, New York, 1921-30
  • George Vincent Mullan (b. 1872), American Republican politician, Law partner of John Purroy Mitchel, 1902-13; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1916-27
  • Edward Mullan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1904
  • Don G. Mullan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1948
  • John Mullan (1871-1941), Irish-born, Australian politician
  • Ciarán Mullan (b. 1984), Irish Gaelic footballer
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

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  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. 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. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Mullan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mullan 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.

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