Mullee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish name Mullee was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Maolmhuaidh, which is derived from the word "muadh," which has the dual meaning of "noble" and "big and soft."

Early Origins of the Mullee family

The surname Mullee was first found in County Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Mullee family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullee research. Another 149 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1110 is included under the topic Early Mullee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mullee 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 Mullee revealed many variations, including Molloy, Mulloy, Miley, O'Molloy, O'Mulloy, Mullee and many more.

Early Notables of the Mullee family (pre 1700)

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mullee migration to the United States

The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Mullee family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Mullee Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Patrick Mullee, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mullee (post 1700)

  • Conor Joseph Mullee (b. 1988), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees in 2016
  • Patrick Mullee (b. 1954), British diplomat, Ambassador to Ecuador (2012-), Ambassador to Uruguay (2008-2012)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
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