Mullarkey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish Mullarkey surname comes from the Gaelic "ó Maoilearca," a patronymic meaning a descendant of Maoilearca, a follower of St. Earc.

Early Origins of the Mullarkey family

The surname Mullarkey was first found in Tirconnell (Irish: Tír Chonaill) present day Donegal, located in Northwestn Ireland in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat as a branch of the O'Connell's. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Connacht.

Early History of the Mullarkey family

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Mullarkey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mullarkey, Mullarky, Mallarky, Malarchy, Malarkey, Mularkey and many more.

Early Notables of the Mullarkey family (pre 1700)

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United States Mullarkey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mullarkey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Mullarkey, who settled in Burlington, Vermont sometime between 1854 and 1856
  • Martin Mullarkey, who arrived in New York in 1857
  • Joseph A. Mullarkey, who settled in America in 1887
  • John Mullarkey, who settled in California in 1888
  • Patrick Mullarkey, who settled in California in 1888

Canada Mullarkey migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mullarkey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Austin Mullarkey, who settled in Quebec in 1847
  • Mr. Austin Mullarkey, aged 22 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Caroline" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]
  • Rose Mullarkey, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1852
  • Owen Mullarkey, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

New Zealand Mullarkey 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:

Mullarkey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sophia R. Mullarkey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "William Watson" in 1859
  • Miss Sophia Mullarkey, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "William Watson" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th February 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mullarkey (post 1700) +

  • J.P. Mullarkey, American actor, known for The Last Road (1997), Death Riders (1994) and Danger Zone III: Steel Horse War (1990)
  • Mary Mullarkey (b. 1943), American former Justice of the Colorado State Supreme Court
  • John Mullarkey, English Professor in Film and Television at Kingston University, London
  • Neil Mullarkey (b. 1961), English actor, writer and comedian, known for Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) and Spice World (1997)
  • Kelvin John Mullarkey (b. 1951), former English speedway rider
  • Sam Mullarkey (b. 1987), English professional footballer
  • Alan William Francis Mullarkey (1937-2007), English politician, Mayor of Derby, (1996-1997)

  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 48)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from on Facebook
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