Mulligan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The Irish name Mulligan was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Maolagain, which is derived from the word maol, which means bald.

Early Origins of the Mulligan family

The surname Mulligan 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.

Important Dates for the Mulligan family

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

Mulligan Spelling Variations

A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Mulligan include Mulligan, O'Mulligan, Mullican, Mullighan, Mulliken and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulligan family (pre 1700)

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Mulligan migration to the United States

Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Mulligan:

Mulligan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Barnard Mulligan, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1802 [1]
  • John Mulligan, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1806 [1]
  • Owen Mulligan, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Archibald Mulligan, aged 47, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Andw Mulligan, aged 21, who arrived in America in 1821 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mulligan migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulligan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Jane Mulligan U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Mulligan U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]
Mulligan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Michael Mulligan, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John & Mary" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Elizabeth Mulligan, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Silestria" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Kitty Mulligan, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Betsy Heron" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Terence Mulligan, aged 28, a tailor, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • Mary Mulligan, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Sarah" from Belfast, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mulligan migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mulligan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Mulligan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]
  • Patrick Mulligan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]
  • Thomas Mulligan, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Aboukir" in 1847 [4]
  • James Mulligan, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [5]
  • Eliza Mulligan, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Fitzjames"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mulligan 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:

Mulligan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Margaret Mulligan, (b. 1851), aged 22, Irish servant from Cavan travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Surat" going to Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand in 1873, the ship sunk at the Catlins River all the passengers were transported to Dunedin via various rescure vessels [6]
  • James Mulligan, aged 22, a ploughman, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Patrick Mulligan, aged 44, a farmer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • Margaret Mulligan, aged 40, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • Bridget Mulligan, aged 8, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oamaru" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulligan (post 1700)

  • Blackjack Mulligan (1942-2016), ring name of Robert Jack Windham, American wrestler and football player
  • John A. "Buddy" Mulligan, American golf locker room attendant in the 1930s at Essex Fells CC, N.J., for whom the phrase "take a Mulligan" was coined
  • Matthew Benjamin Mulligan (b. 1985), American NFL football tight end for the Green Bay Packers
  • De Clan Mulligan (b. 1938), Irish rock musician, singer and songwriter, best known as a guitarist of American rock band The Beau Brummels
  • Gerald Joseph "Gerry" Mulligan (1927-1996), American Grammy Award winning jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and arranger, inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame (1984)
  • Robert Patrick Mulligan (1925-2008), American Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated, Primetime Emmy Award winning film and television director
  • Richard Mulligan (1932-2000), American actor, recipient of two Best Actor Emmy Awards
  • Eoin "Mugsy" Mulligan, Irish Gaelic football player
  • Patrick Martin "Paddy" Mulligan (b. 1945), retired Irish footballer
  • Gary Thomas Mulligan (b. 1985), Irish footballer
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Mulligan family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. James Mulligan (b. 1920), English Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Warrington, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]

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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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ABOUKIR 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Aboukir.htm
  5. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
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