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.
Early History of the Mullee family
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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)
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Migration of the Mullee family to the New World and Oceana
The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Mullee (post 1700)
- Patrick Mullee (b. 1954), British diplomat, Ambassador to Ecuador (2012-), Ambassador to Uruguay (2008-2012)
The Mullee Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Malo mori quam foedari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.