Mulrean households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Mulryan mod.mos.: Tyrone-Derry, Galway, Longford etc. Ir. Ó Maoilriain, servant of Rian (? little king). This is the original of the very numerous Ryans. In such locations, they may represent separate septs, distinct from the Ryans of Tipperary, q.v.
O'Ryan rare: Waterford-Tipperary etc. Ir. Ó Riain. See Ryan.
Ryan Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster and South East. Ir. Ó Maoilriain (Riain). From first name Rian, little king. The sept was located on the border of Tipperary and Limerick and is now one of the most numerous surnames. There was another Ó Riain in Carlow. The latter form is now the usual Irish version.


  • Mulrean in 1659.
  • Mulrean births mapped 1864-1913
  • Mulrean 1901 census map
  • Mulrean 1911 census map
  • Mulrean Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Mulrean Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

The surname

  • Ryan
  • Ryan
  • Ryan
    Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary /Franklin Co., NY
  • Ryan
    Garryhill, Co. Carlow
  • Mulryan
    Tipperary/ Cranford, NJ/ Queens, NY

Parishes where Mulrean and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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Non-Griffith's Variants

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