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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.

Mullane Early Origins



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. [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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Mullane Spelling Variations


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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.

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Mullane Early History


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Mullane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullane research. Another 105 words (8 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.

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Mullane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mullane 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 Mullane 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. 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, arrived in New York in 1854

Mullane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dennis Mullane, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • Jane Mullane, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland
  • Patrick Mullane, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Maria" from Cork, Ireland

Mullane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matilda Mullane, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "James Fernie"
  • Bridget Mullane, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Honor Mullane, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Rodney"

Mullane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Mullane, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Thomas Mullane, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullane (post 1700)



  • Richard Michael "Mike" Mullane (b. 1945), former NASA astronaut with 3 shuttle missions and over 14 days in space
  • 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
  • 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
  • David Mullane, retired English rugby league footballer
  • Jye Mullane (b. 1981), Australian rugby league player
  • ... (Another 3 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)

Other References

  1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  8. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  10. 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.
  11. ...

The Mullane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mullane 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 3 June 2016 at 08:57.

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