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Where did the Irish Milholland family come from? What is the Irish Milholland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Milholland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Milholland family history?There are many Irish surnames being used today in forms that are quite different than their original, ancient forms. Milholland originally appeared in Gaelic as O hUallachain, which is derived from the word "uallach," which means "proud."
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Milholland revealed many variations, including Holohan, O'Holohan, Mulholland, Highland, Hoolohan, Houlihan, Hooligan, Whelton, Oulihan, Oulahen, Whoolahan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Milholland research. Another 409 words(29 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Milholland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Milholland family relocated to North American shores quite early:
Milholland Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Milholland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Milholland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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