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Mulryan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilriaghain ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) Riaghan’ a personal name probably based on the word ‘king’. The family were chieftains in Tipperary and Limerick. The name has sometimes been abbreviated to Ryan which however can be the Anglicized form of two other Irish surnames.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Munyan, Murman, Mulry, Mullan, Murnan, Mura, Mullen, Bryan, Mula

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Where is the Mulryan family from?

You can see how Mulryan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mulryan family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Mulryan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Mulryan families living in New York. This was about 91% of all the recorded Mulryan's in USA. New York had the highest population of Mulryan families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mulryan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mulryan ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Conductor and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mulryan. 25% of Mulryan men worked as a Conductor and 34% of Mulryan women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mulryan were City Firman and Typist. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Conductor
    25%
  • Truck Driver
    25%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • City Firman
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Typist
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mulryan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mulryan 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 431 immigration records available for the last name Mulryan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 223 military records available for the last name Mulryan. For the veterans among your Mulryan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mulryan lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2003, in the United States, Mulryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Mulryan in 1965 was 67, and 80 in 2003.

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