Mulvin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Mulvin comes from the Irish surname O Maoilmhin or O Maoilmhichil of which O Blichin is a variant. Melvin and its variants are derived from O Maoilmhin and O Maoilmhichil, and Bleehan and its variants are from O Blichin, and so the names were often used synonymously.

Early Origins of the Mulvin family

The surname Mulvin was first found in East Leinster, where the prominent O Maoilmhin sept were established.

Early History of the Mulvin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulvin research. Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulvin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Mulvin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Melvin, Mulvin, Melville, Mulville, O Mullivine, O Melvin, Bleheen, Bleahan, Blehein, Bleheine and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulvin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Mulvin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Mulvin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mulvin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Garrett Mulvin, aged 19, originally from Claremorris, arrived in New York City, New York in 1900 aboard the ship "Campania" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]
  • William Mulvin, aged 20, originally from Edenderry, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1901 aboard the ship "Umbria" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]
  • William Mulvin, aged 27, originally from Edenderry, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Queenstown, Ireland [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulvin (post 1700) +

  • William Mulvin, American actor, known for Lucy's Law (2011)
  • Jeff Mulvin, American actor and stuntman, known for his work in Knock Outs (1992), Confession (2010) and She Wants Me (2012)


The Mulvin 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: Ultra Aspicio
Motto Translation: I look farther.




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