Mullane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Mullane 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.
Early Origins of the Mullane family
The surname Mullane 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.  This latter group is difficult to trace as the Scottish MacMullen or McMullen settled there during Cromwell's Plantation of Ulster.
Early History of the Mullane family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullane research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1729, 1660 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Mullane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Mullane 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 Mullane were encountered in the archives: Mullan, Mullen, Mullin, Mullens, Mullins, O'Mullen, O'Mullan, O'Mullin, McMullen and many more.
Early Notables of the Mullane family (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...
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Mullane migration to the United States +
In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Mullane family came to North America quite early:
Mullane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James Mullane, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1854 
Mullane migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Mullane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Dennis Mullane, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
- Jane Mullane, aged 23, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
- Patrick Mullane, aged 11, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
Mullane migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Mullane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Matilda Mullane, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie" 
- Bridget Mullane, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
- Honor Mullane, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney" 
Mullane migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Mullane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Joshua Mullane, aged 18, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
- Thomas Mullane, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875
- Mr. Peter Mullane, (b. 1856), aged 20, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Oamaru" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 16th December 1876, for Invercargill 
Contemporary Notables of the name Mullane (post 1700) +
- Patrick W. Mullane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1952 
- Kenneth J. Mullane, American politician, Candidate for Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1964; Candidate for borough President of Manhattan, New York, 1965 
- John M. Mullane, American Democrat politician, Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 2nd District, 1941-42 
- Daniel P. Mullane, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1956 
- Richard Michael "Mike" Mullane (b. 1945), former NASA astronaut with 3 shuttle missions and over 14 days in space 
- John Mullane (b. 1981), Irish hurler
- Daniel "Dan" Mullane, Irish celebrity chef and television personality
- Anthony John "Tony" Mullane (1859-1944), Irish Major League Baseball player
- Mr. Frank Mullane M.B.E., British Chief Executive Officer for Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Families Affected by Domestic Homicide 
- David Mullane, retired English rugby league footballer
- ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
- ^ 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)
- ^ South Australian Register Friday 17th November 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) James Fernie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/jamesfernie1854.shtml
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 21st February 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Rodney 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/rodney1855.shtml
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ NASA Astronauts Homepage. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Richard Mullane. Retrieved from http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/mullane-rm.html
- ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists