The Gaelic name used by the Mulraine family in ancient Ireland
was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.
Early Origins of the Mulraine family
The surname Mulraine was first found in County Fermanagh
(Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland
, Province of Ulster
, where the family held a family seat
since ancient times.
Early History of the Mulraine family
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Mulraine Spelling Variations
In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Mulraine family name revealed numerous spelling variations
, including Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.
Early Notables of the Mulraine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mulraine family to the New World and Oceana
A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland
for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland
during the Great Potato Famine
of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families
that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Mulraine: Bridget and Catherine, Michael and Patrick Moroney, who all arrived in Canada in 1840; John Moroney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857; John and Thomas Mulrooney, who settled in Philadelphia in 1872. In Newfoundland, Patrick Mulrooney settled in Harbour Grace in 1816.
Contemporary Notables of the name Mulraine (post 1700)
- Travis Mulraine (b. 1977), Trinidad and Tobago footballer who plays with Fredericksburg Hotspur