Mullican History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Mullican surname is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Patronymic Ó Maolagáin, or "descendant of Maolagán," which is composed of the element "maol," meaning "bald’."

Early Origins of the Mullican family

The surname Mullican was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Mullican family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullican research. Another 71 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1431 is included under the topic Early Mullican History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mullican Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mulligan, O'Mulligan, Mullican, Mullighan, Mulliken and many more.

Early Notables of the Mullican family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mullican Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mullican Ranking

In the United States, the name Mullican is the 16,058th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Mullican migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mullican Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jane Mullican, listed in a land patent record in Maryland in 1674
  • Jane Mullican, who landed in Maryland in 1674 [2]
Mullican Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Mullican, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mullican (post 1700) +

  • Aubrey Wilson "Moon" Mullican (1909-1967), nicknamed "King of the Hillbilly Piano Players", American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist
  • Matt Mullican (b. 1951), American-Venezuelan artist from Santa Monica, California
  • Lee Mullican (1919-1998), American painter and art teacher from Chickasha, Oklahoma


The Mullican 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: Regarde bien
Motto Translation: Look carefully.


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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