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Mulhern Family History

Mulhern Name Meaning

Irish (Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilchiaráin ‘descendant of Maoilchiaráin’ a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Ciarán’ whose personal name (Anglicized Kieran) is from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark black’. For an earlier form of the surname see Mulkerrin .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mullery, Mullen, Mulderig, Munden, Mulvenna, Mulkern, Mulhearn

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Where is the Mulhern family from?

You can see how Mulhern families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulhern family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mulhern families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 31 Mulhern families living in Lancashire. This was about 33% of all the recorded Mulhern's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mulhern families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mulhern surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mulhern ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Mulhern. 30% of Mulhern men worked as a General Labourer and 88% of Mulhern women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulhern were Bricklayer and School Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Builders Labourer
    30%
  • General Farm Labourer
    20%
  • Bricklayer
    20%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    88%
  • Incapacitated
    7%
  • School Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Mulhern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulhern census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulhern. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mulhern. For the veterans among your Mulhern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulhern lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Mulhern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Mulhern in 1947 was 55, and 73 in 2004.

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