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 The great Irish surname of Mullin originally appeared in Gaelic as either O Meallain, O Maolain or Mac Maolain. The first surname is derived from the word meall, which means pleasent. The second and third are derived from maol, which means bald or maolan, which means "the tonsured one" and is a reference to a monk or holy man.

The name has been spelled Mullin, Mullan, Mullen, Mullens, Mullins, O'Mullin, O'Mullen, O'Mullan and could even change from father to son. Translations from Gaelic to English varied and sometimes it was spelled differently due to a rift in the family or for religious reasons. Church officials and clerks contibuted to this by spelling the name phonetically, sometimes several different ways in the course of a lifetime.

The name first appeared in the County of Connacht. The Mullin familys then branched out into Cork, Limerick and Clare, and also north into Ulster in Tyrone and Derry.

In 1845, the potato crops failed. Due to a number of social and political factors, a high percentage of Ireland's population were subsistance farmers with large families that depended on the potato harvest for food and to pay the rent on their land. The famine from repeated crop failures lasted from 1846-1851, during which hundreds of thousands of people starved to death and even more were forced to emigrate to the colonies.

There are records of Mullins arriving in New Zealand around the time of the Treaty of Waitangi (1841) but our family arrived a bit later than that. Arthur, Hugh, Cassie and her husband Jimmy Boyle arrived in 1930 on a ship called Tamaroa. Frank, Pat and Lillie had come out a few year earlier. Roseanne came with her husband in 1955 and Charlie with his children Paddy, Arthur and Bridget came in 1957.

 


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July 18, 2015
Tanya Cream joined another family site: Smoo Web Site
July 09, 2015
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July 08, 2015
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June 30, 2015
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June 27, 2015
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June 19, 2015
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June 11, 2015
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June 07, 2015
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June 03, 2015
Tanya Cream joined another family site: Moore Family Tree Web Site
May 20, 2015
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May 19, 2015
Tanya Cream joined another family site: Australia Web Site
May 03, 2015
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Apr 15, 2015
Helen Mullin joined another family site: Blues Family Tree Scotland Web Site
Apr 10, 2015
Rod Mullin updated his profile.
Feb 25, 2015
Helen Mullin joined another family site: Foster Web Site
Feb 11, 2015
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Feb 06, 2015
Joseph Mullin joined another family site: Devlin Web Site
Feb 05, 2015
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Feb 02, 2015
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Jan 30, 2015
Joseph Mullin joined another family site: Patrick and Susan McMeel
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Jan 29, 2015
Tanya Cream joined another family site: O'Callaghan Web Site
Jan 27, 2015
Joseph Mullin commented on the photo DSC01003:
 Something I came across recently regarding the family buried here: In Hugh's birth certificate, it says his mother's name is Susan not Mary. It's possible Michael may have married twice. 
Joseph Mullin commented on the photo DSC01001:
 That's amazing! 
Rod Mullin commented on the photo DSC01001:
 Yes, it is my understanding that my grandfathers sister is buried here. My parents visited the site and struck by the similarity of her name to that of my daughter Evangeline. 
 
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