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Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Mulville family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Mulvihil, O'Mulvihil, Mulvahil, Mulvahill, Mulvihill and many more.
During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Mulville family in North America:
Mulville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Mary Mulville, aged 19, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Gallia" from Queenstown, Ireland
Mulville Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Brgt. Mulville, aged 24, originally from Limerick, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Germanic" from Queenstown, Ireland
Michael Mulville, aged 26, originally from Liverpool, England, arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Armenian" from Liverpool, England
Charles B. Mulville, aged 37, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England
Joyce Mulville, aged 28, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Kaiserin Augusta Victoria" from Liverpool, England
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: Pro aris et focis Motto Translation: For our altars and our home.