Mulroy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Mulroy family

The surname Mulroy was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat as a branch of the Ui Fiachrach. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Longford.

Early History of the Mulroy family

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Mulroy Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mulroy, Milroy, Millroy, Mullery, Mulry, Mullry, Muldory, O'Mulroy, O'Milroy, O'Millroy, O'Mullery, O'Mullry, O'Mulry, Malrie, Malroy and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulroy family (pre 1700)

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United States Mulroy migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulroy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J. Mulroy, who settled in Philadelphia in 1819
  • David Mulroy, who settled in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Catherine Mulroy, who died enroute in 1847
  • Barney Mulroy, who settled in Wisconsin in 1849
  • Felix Mulroy, who settled in Boston in 1850

Canada Mulroy migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulroy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Honora Mulroy, who arrived in Quebec in 1847
  • Mr. Honors Mulroy, aged 17 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "George" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]
  • Mrs. Catherine Mulroy, aged 30 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ann" departing 16th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 30th June 1847 but she died on board [2]
  • Mr. James Mulroy, aged 30 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Princess Royal" departing 5th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 16th June 1847 but he died on board [2]
  • Mr. John Mulroy, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wellington" departing 29th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 20th September 1847 but he died on board [2]
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Australia Mulroy migration to Australia +

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

Mulroy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Mulroy, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulroy (post 1700) +

  • Tommy Mulroy, retired American pro soccer defender
  • John Howard Mulroy (1925-1999), 20th century American politician
  • James Mulroy (1899-1986), Irish first recipient of the Scott Medal
  • John Mulroy (b. 1989), Irish association footballer
  • Garth David Mulroy (b. 1978), South African professional golfer

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Sean Kevin Mulroy (1963-1988), American Passenger from Lund, Sweden, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [4]
  • Ingrid Elizabeth Mulroy (1963-1988), American Passenger from Lund, Sweden, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [4]
  • John Mulroy (1929-1988), American Journalist from East Northport, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [4]


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 48)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  4. ^ Pan Am Flight 103's victims: A list of those killed 25 years ago | syracuse.com. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/pan_am_flight_103s_victims_a_list_of_those_killed_25_years_ago.html


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