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Where did the Irish O'Mulryan family come from? What is the Irish O'Mulryan family crest and coat of arms? When did the O'Mulryan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the O'Mulryan family history?Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name O'Mulryan originally appeared in Gaelic as O Maoilriain.
The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name O'Mulryan revealed spelling variations, including O'Ryan, Ryan, Mulrian, Mulryan, O'Mulrian and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Mulryan research. Another 261 words(19 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1760 and 1709 are included under the topic Early O'Mulryan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 37 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Mulryan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name O'Mulryan: Alexander, Alfred, Catherine, Cornelius, Daniel, Denis, Edward, Jeremiah, John, Margaret, Mathew, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Richard, Thomas, Timothy and William Ryan all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
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: Malo mori quam fodari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.
The O'Mulryan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The O'Mulryan 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.
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