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Mulroy Family History

Mulroy Name Meaning

Irish (Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolruaidh ‘descendant of Maolruadh’, a personal name composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + ruadh ‘red’, i.e. ‘red-haired chieftain’. This surname has sometimes been changed to Munroe.

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


Similar surnames: Molloy, Mulvey, Mcelroy, Murray, Gilroy, Mcroy, Murphy, Hulvey

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Where is the Mulroy family from?

You can see how Mulroy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulroy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mulroy families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 116 Mulroy families living in Lancashire. This was about 44% of all the recorded Mulroy's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Mulroy families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mulroy surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mulroy ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Incapacitated and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Mulroy. 24% of Mulroy men worked as an Incapacitated and 78% of Mulroy women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulroy were Porter Hmso Heavy Wo and Machinist (millinery).

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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

  • Incapacitated
    24%
  • Colliery Hewer Heavy Worker
    24%
  • General Labourer
    24%
  • Porter Hmso Heavy Wo
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Domestic Duties
    6%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Machinist (millinery)
    3%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Mulroy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulroy 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Mulroy. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mulroy. For the veterans among your Mulroy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulroy lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Mulroy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mulroy in 1952 was 53, and 74 in 2004.

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