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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Mullin originally appeared in Gaelic as either O Meallain, O Maolain or Mac Maolain. The first surname is derived from the word meall, which means pleasant. The second and third surnames are derived from maol, which means bald.

Mullin Early Origins



The surname Mullin was first found in the province of Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn) where the Mullen, Mullin and Mullan spellings were popular. They were descended from the Kings of Connacht and are of the same basic stock as the O'Concannons. Branches were also found in Cork, Limerick, and Clare where the Mullane and Mullins spellings were the most frequent. Some were found north in Ulster and Tyrone and Derry. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
This latter group is difficult to trace as the Scottish MacMullen or McMullen settled there during Cromwell's Plantation of Ulster.

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Mullin Spelling Variations


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Mullin Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of the surname Mullin can be found in the archives. One reason for these variations is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. The different spellings that were found include Mullan, Mullen, Mullin, Mullens, Mullins, O'Mullen, O'Mullan, O'Mullin, McMullen and many more.

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Mullin Early History


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Mullin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mullin research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1729, 1660 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Mullin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mullin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mullin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Allan Mullen, M.D., (born c. 1660), one of the most eminent Irish anatomists; Dr. James Mullen, self educated doctor; Rev. John McMullen, Bishop...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mullin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Irish families left their homeland in astonishing numbers during the 19th century in search of a better life. Although individual reasons vary, most of these Irish families suffered from extreme poverty, lack of work opportunities, and exorbitant rents in their homeland. Many decided to travel to Australia or North America in the hopes of finding greater opportunities and land. The Irish immigrants that came to North America initially settled on the East Coast, often in major centers such as Boston or New York. But like the many other cultures to settle in North America, the Irish traveled to almost any region they felt held greater promise; as a result, many Irish with gold fever moved all the way out to the Pacific coast. Others before that time left for land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula, or the Maritimes as United Empire Loyalists, for many Irish did choose to side with the English during the American War of Independence. The earliest wave of Irish migration, however, occurred during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Mullin name:

Mullin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Mullin, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Hugh Mullin, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Mullin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Matthew Mullin, who landed in Virginia in 1701

Mullin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Mullin, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Jane Mullin, aged 24, arrived in New York, NY in 1806
  • James Mullin, who landed in America in 1806
  • Susan Mullin, aged 12, arrived in New York, NY in 1806
  • Charles Mullin, who arrived in Maryland in 1818
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mullin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Mullin, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Mr. Thomas Mullin U.E., (Mullins) (b. 1745) born in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1783 he was a Blacksmith by trade, he died in 1799 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mrs. Prudence Mullin U.E., (Mullins) (b. 1757) who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1783 wife of Thomas Mullin, she died in 1791 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Barnard Mullin U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. John Mullin U.E. who settled in Saint Johns, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Mullin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Mullin, who settled in Prince Edward Island sometime between 1800 and 1869
  • Rose Mullin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Decia Mullin, aged 22, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Edward Mullin, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • Marcus Mullin, aged 10, landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mullin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Mullin, a sawyer, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • James Mullin, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"
  • John Mullin, aged 27, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Admiral Boxer"

Mullin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ann Mullin, aged 34, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Michael Mullin, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Richard Mullin, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Nugh Mullin, aged 26, a railway labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Reiherstieg" in 1864
  • Mary Mullin, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mullin (post 1700)



  • Kevin Mullin (b. 2012), American politician, Member of the California State Assembly
  • Willard Mullin (1902-1978), American Reuben Award winning sports cartoonist
  • John T. "Jack" Mullin (1913-1999), American early pioneer in the field of magnetic tape sound recording
  • George Joseph Mullin (1880-1944), American Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1902 through 1915
  • Joseph Mullin (1811-1882), New York lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 19th congressional district (1847-1849)
  • Hugh P. Mullin (1878-1900), American seaman in the United States Navy and a Medal of Honor recipient
  • Wabash George Mullin (1880-1944), American baseball player
  • Brendan John Mullin (b. 1963), former Ireland international rugby union football player
  • Shauna Mullin (b. 1984), British beach volleyball player
  • John Michael Mullin (b. 1975), English retired football midfielder who played from 1992 to 2010
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  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

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Mullin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mullin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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