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Mulvey is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Mulvey family name comes from the Norman given name Reginald or Regenweald, meaning brave councilor, which is an alteration of the Old French name Reinold.

Mulvey Early Origins



The surname Mulvey was first found in Somerset where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Early records of the name mention Willemus filius Raunaldi who was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. Walter Reynolds (died 1327) was Bishop of Worcester, Archbishop of Canterbury (1313–1327), Lord High Treasurer and Lord Chancellor.

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Mulvey Spelling Variations


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Mulvey Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Mulvey has been recorded under many different variations, including Reynell, Reynolds, Reynold, Reynalds, Reynell, Renaud, Renaut, Renouf, Rennard, Renals, Rennell, Rennels and many more.

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Mulvey Early History


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Mulvey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulvey research. Another 273 words (20 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1191, 1194, 1198, 1327, 1313, 1327, 1588, 1655, 1599, 1676, 1589, 1655, 1624, 1625, 1657, 1655 and 1657 are included under the topic Early Mulvey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulvey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mulvey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Joshua Reynolds, a painter; Walter Reynolds (d. 1327) the son of a Windsor baker, who became a favorite of King Edward II, Archbishop of Canterbury (1313-1327); John Reynolds ( c. 1588-c. 1655), an English merchant and writer from Exeter, produced a series of...

Another 104 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulvey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulvey In Ireland


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Mulvey In Ireland



Some of the Mulvey family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Mulveys were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Mulvey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Roger Mulvey, aged 43, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Isabella Mulvey, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Mulvey, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Cecily Mulvey, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Patrick Mulvey, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1855

Mulvey Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Mulvey, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Jane Mulvey, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • Susanna Mulvey, aged 22, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulvey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulvey (post 1700)



  • William Mulvey (b. 1949), American Roman Catholic Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Peter Mulvey, American folk singer-songwriter
  • Michael Mulvey, American Pulitzer Prize winning photographer
  • Kevin Mulvey (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Joseph H. "Joe" Mulvey (1858-1928), American Major League Baseball player
  • Stewart Mulvey (1834-1908), Irish-born, Canadian teacher, newspaper editor and politician
  • Paul Mulvey (b. 1958), Canadian retired NHL ice hockey player
  • Laura Mulvey (b. 1941), British feminist film theorist, Professor at University of London
  • Grant "Granny" Mulvey (b. 1956), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Gráinne Mulvey (b. 1966), Irish composer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Jus meum tuebor
Motto Translation: I will defend my right.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Mulvey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulvey 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 April 2016 at 17:18.

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