Genealogy of the McNulty Name

McNulty Family GeneologyI’m far from a geneologist, though I enjoy getting updated McNulty family trees from the geneology that my Aunty does. However I’ve recently been sent a document entitled: “Origin of the Surname, McNulty, and its Association with the MacDonlevys/Dunleavys of County Down” written by a Paul McNulty PhD.

This is the summary, how much do you know about your family?

It is generally accepted that the McNulty surname is derived from the MacDonlevys/Dunleavys who fled early Ulster (primarily County Down) after their defeat by the Anglo-Normans in 1177. Some of the Dunleavys who migrated westward to Donegal became known as Ultach and some of their descendants assumed the name, Mac an Ultaigh, son of the Ulsterman.

The first record of the name, McNulty, appeared in the Four Masters in 1281 when Murtough Macan-Ulty was among the distinguished slain at the battle of Desertcreagh in County Tyrone. However, the surname transformation to Mac an Ultaigh/McNulty was not confirmed until 1601 when a pardon was granted by Elizabeth to a yeoman, Morris m’Nich Ultagh. Further confirmation was apparent through the similarity of their coats of arms although it is more likely that the McNulty arms was a modified replica of the MacDonlevy arms.

DNA analysis, on the other hand, revealed a divergence of the McNulty and Dunleavy genes suggesting that the surname, McNulty, could have been derived from other Gaelic families who migrated from early Ulster. Analysis of the so called 1659 Census and Griffith’s Valuation (1848-1864) revealed that the Dunleavys and the McNultys were well represented in Mayo, Donegal, Sligo, Armagh and Down. The exceptions were the McNulty/Nulty strongholds of Tyrone, Meath, Leitrim and Cavan where the Dunleavys have little presence.

An outline of the ancient and early genealogy of the Dunleavys leading to the possible evolution of the McNulty name is presented. Further research into medieval history as well as genetic profiling may provide more information on the origin of the various McNulty septs based on the presumption that they are derived from Gaelic families who migrated from early Ulster.

A line that goes back some 830 years, not bad huh? Oh and here’s the McNulty Coat of Arms mentioned:
McNulty Family Coat of Arms

Edit April: How is it no one has pointed out that I originally misspelt the title of this post: “geneology”!

Edit June: There’s a shop that sells a really good quality version of the McNulty coat of arms and is very good value. Here are a few of the products and they do international shipping, just click the image:

McNulty Coat of Arms Shop
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  • Aunty Eileen 20 April 2008, 8:19 pm

    Funny what you find on the internet when you google McNulty family, isn’t it!

  • Colin McNulty 22 April 2008, 8:57 pm

    Hehe, hi Eileen!

  • Thomas F. "Tucker" McNulty 16 July 2008, 7:53 pm

    I wanted to get a signet ring made of the “McNulty” family coat of arms and was not sure what to use. I have seen a different crest.

  • John Woodrick 9 August 2008, 10:17 am

    I am attempting to find the birthplace of my great, great, grandfather, HUGH McNULTY, who in 1823 was convicted in County Lietrim of stealing a horse and sent to Australia (my home), from Cork on the ‘Medina’. His subsequent family here has grown, but we do not know his birthplace. Can anyone tell me of the relevant
    department to contact in Ireland?
    Thank you for any help.

  • Colin McNulty 14 August 2008, 5:27 pm

    Hi Tucker,

    Can you post up the crest you’ve seen with details of where you found it please?

    Hi John,

    I know that my branch of the McNulty’s originated in Sligo. So you could try the County Sligo Heritage and Genealogy Centre.

    Good luck and do let me know how it goes. I have a family tree with about 100 names on. Should try to post it up here on day….


  • Margaret Money (nee McNulty) 16 September 2008, 1:52 pm

    My family too were from Sligo, my dad was born there Brendan McNulty August 1928, my mum also from Sligo born Ryan 6th June 1930, they moved to England in 1951?

  • Chuck McNoldy 18 September 2008, 12:45 am

    I am trying to connect family history from my current info in America
    with your info of the family in Ireland.
    My info dates back to an immigration to the Philadelphia, Pa.
    area around 1730. But I don’t know where in the U.K. that they
    came from.
    I would appreciate any help connecting my family to the past in Ireland.

    Chuck McNoldy

  • Leslie Shaw 11 October 2008, 10:16 am

    I am looking for any information on a Thomas Mac’Nolty born c1826 in Silverfield, Ireland. I believe he is my maternal gggrandfather but this is all the information I have so far.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards


  • tom warner 22 December 2008, 8:28 pm

    looking for information on patrick w mcnulty born 8/10/1853.
    his father was born 1810 the family came to new jersey usa 1870.

  • TranceMasterJack 26 December 2008, 7:06 pm

    Hi Colin!
    Greetings from Tallahatchie County, Mississippi U.S.A. It appers that we are likely related! My paternal grandmother was Lessie McNulty and her dad was John Mcnulty. I grew up and now reside again on McNulty Road about 2.5 miles north of Charleston, MS and I have had the good fortune to inherit the 40 acre plot of land and McNulty family farmhouse here.
    Thank you for posting the crest and be assured that I will eventually use it as to mark the 4 corners of our land. Stay fit and may u be bold strong and fearless!

  • Colin McNulty 28 December 2008, 6:21 pm

    Thanks for posting Jack, maybe one day I’ll come visit!

  • Steven (McNulty, obviously!) 4 April 2009, 5:37 pm

    I’m considering the Coat of Arms as a new tattoo, however the stag looks a little camp. Are there any better images you know of?

  • Thomas F. "Tucker" McNulty 22 April 2009, 3:12 pm

    Hi- does anyone know the McNulty Family motto? I have seen:
    Morior invictus – More wonderful unconquered attributed to us. Is this true or is it something else.


  • Colin McNulty 22 April 2009, 9:14 pm

    Don’t know anything about a family motto Tucker. Let me know if you find evidence of one.

  • sharilynne St.Louis 1 July 2009, 2:07 am

    Hello! My name is Sharilynne St.Louis and I am the great granddaughter of Mary Ellen McNulty…she was born in Canada about 1888 and died in 1974, she married Joseph St.Louis. They were many McNulty’s in the Ottawa valley area that she resided in, one was Father John McNulty…he was the area priest until about 1850’s and they married and had children. I am trying to find his line and find out if he is the father of my great grandmother or perhaps her Uncle. I have some pictures of her and her daughter…if you have any information about the McNulty’s that came to canada about 1830’s it would be greatly appreciated

    Sharilynne St.Louis

  • Dave McNulty 7 July 2009, 5:30 pm

    I am researching my geneology….My G-G-Grandfather was born in Mohil
    before 1850, he came to Boston with his 6 sons and wife in 1870.

    any relation to your family ?

  • Thomas F. "Tucker" McNulty 8 September 2009, 6:03 pm

    Having another son in October. Number 1 is Thomas Francis Xavier McNulty looking for some suggestions for McNulty boy names for number 2?

  • Colin McNulty 8 September 2009, 6:40 pm

    Congrats Thomas. I always fancied Conan as a boys name! 😀

  • PAUL S. MCNULTY 15 September 2009, 11:34 pm


    Am looking for informaiton on McNulty’s that arrived in Millstreet about 1870 from either Donegal or County Offaly.

    Grandfather, Patrick John McNulty arrived in Boston around 1900 and married Nora T. Buckley.

    Thank you for any help you can provide–other family names are Denehy, Barrett, Creedon and Neal.


  • PAUL S. MCNULTY 27 October 2009, 9:50 pm


    We continue to search for the connection of McNulty’s prior to them arriving in Millstreet, Cork, around 1850 and then to Boston in early 1900’s. Some say they came from Offaley County, some others say county Clare and others Donegal–can you help?



  • Pat McNulty (nee Lindsay) 1 December 2009, 8:50 pm

    My husband’s family have lived in Glenmornan near Strabane in North Tyrone since at least 1770. I have been drawing up a family tree and have an great uncle of my husband whose family I have been unable to find. His name was Neal McNulty and he left Ireland in about 1880 to go to the USA. I believe he would have been born about 1858. It’s possible, of course, that he died without any kin but I will be grateful if anyone can supply information to ascertain his fate.

  • Erick Christopher McNulty 1 December 2009, 8:55 pm

    I have looked up plenty of McNulty links and I like this one the best. My father says my great great grandfather, I’m not exactly sure how many “great’s”, came to america from Ireland and moved somewhere into ?Nebraska?, I think. Any Ideas on how to trace it back. I have a long way to go because I now live in Mundelein, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. My father however, came from Cuernavaca, Mexico. I have some to be known as a GreenBean to my friends. ~lol~ So, I have no idea how that happened, all in all my last name is McNulty and would like to learn more about my Irish heritage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you

  • steve McNulty 26 February 2010, 5:25 pm

    Not sure if this is a McNulty motto, but the translation of Morior Invictus (from latin) is literally to die, decay (morior) and invincible, unconquered (invictus) in the masculine form, so the rought translation would be “death always wins”. Sort of a latin version of death and taxes quote! It does not mean “death before defeat”, “or more wonderful unconquered”. If anything it means the opposite.

  • Colin McNulty 4 March 2010, 5:55 pm

    Hey Colin,
    thanks for posting this. I found it while I was searching for the my last name meaning and come to find out there is another Colin McNulty out there who is a pretty interesting fellow and also an advide blogger. I enjoyed checking out your blog son of the ulsterman

  • Colin McNulty 4 March 2010, 7:35 pm

    Hey hey Colin, thanks for stopping by. 😉 I’ve seen your posts appear on my Google Alerts, but have never got round to saying hello. Will we be the next David Gorman?!?

  • Logan McNulty 8 March 2010, 8:00 pm


    I just resently found out about my ansestry and was woudering if anyone new anything about it two.

    E-mail me at


  • Paul Mc Nulty(Dublin) 16 March 2010, 10:53 pm

    Happy St Patricks day brothers and sisters.

  • Brenda Roush (nee McAnulty) 17 March 2010, 3:02 am

    Hello everyone. Thank you, Colin for this site, it looks to be quite popular with the “sons of Ulsterman” clan. I have been told from birth that a great-great-? immigrated to USA and upon dying the two oldest sons fought over the inheritance. Afterwards, I was told that the sons decided to change their names; McAnulty vs McNulty due to the fighting. Has anyone else ever heard this story? I currently live in Indiana and seem to remember that they were in Chicago. Please email me if you have any information. Have a Happy St. Patricks Day!

  • mark mcnulty 13 June 2010, 6:56 pm

    hi my grandfather was born 1901 curradrish foxford and there were several mcnulty families in that area,and each family had a, lets say nick name to tell which mcnulty they were talking about and im not sure how it was spelt but here goes ,it was oney or onies mcnulty.there were 5 brothers i believe and travelled to england to tatie pick in the seasons. i undrestand my grandad was the only 1 who eventually came to england and resurching what i can find out does any 1 know us. thanks

  • michael reginald patrick mc nulty (derry ireland) 12 July 2010, 1:01 pm

    hi guys like this page alot, if anyone has any ancestors from derry/donegal would be good to hear.

  • kathleen mary mcnulty 30 July 2010, 10:57 pm

    hi everyone! what a wonderful website! my dads family is from county tyrone, my grandads name was Hugh Mcnulty, lived in Coal Island. My dad and i went to Miltown Malbay in July for the Willie Clancy festival, what a great time. It was my first visit to Ireland but not my last! Don’t know anything about my ancestors but loved reading all your comments. My dad, James, came to England in 1945, moved to Scotland in the 60’s an met my mum, hence me, and we moved to England in the 70’s. I feel like i;ve found a whole new family!

    all the best

    Kat XX

  • Colin McNulty 31 July 2010, 5:17 am

    Welcome to Clan McNulty then Kathleen!

  • kat mcnulty 2 August 2010, 9:39 pm

    thanks Colin, I’m proud to be a clanite. Is that a word? I mebbe just made that up? haha

  • Patricia McNulty 2 August 2010, 9:43 pm

    Hello, Good site Colin, well done ..
    I am looking for McNulty’s from Co Mayo, went the the UK in 1850’s then some onto New Hampshire USA. McNulty’s married Barrett, O’Toole, McKenzie, all lived in Manchester Area in New Hampshire. Thank You Patricia XX

  • Ian McNulty 17 August 2010, 8:09 pm

    Hi Colin
    Thanks kindly for your conclusion about my post on the 17.08.10

    Kind Regards

  • Paul McAnulty 22 August 2010, 11:01 pm

    Hi Colin, I am very interested in gaelic stuff and the history of my family cn you send me the document on the geneology of the clan. The DNA bit was very interesting I am a McAnulty ffrom South Down but I have a few theorys of my own and also wonder if their is a mysterious connection to the Mc Yawns who predate the Maguinness as local chieftains etc.. Anyway I would appreciate a bit more on this. Previous post on coat of arms needs a bit more discussion but I would think that coat of arms and heraldry wa very influenced b the Normans. The lion was more prevalant inange back in those days and also well known in christiandom. Any way pehaps more later.

  • Stephen McNulty 23 August 2010, 11:09 pm

    I am related to to Patrick McNulty born 1871 in County Sligo,he married Ellena Merrick on Ocober 3rd 1897 in the Chapel of Riverstown County Sligo, his father I beleive was a John McNulty of County Sligo DOB unkown. John would be my Great Great Grandfather. My grandfather was James McNulty born 1907 in Behey district Riverstown Sligo, he moved to North Wales and married my Nan Lucy Kilner in 1942, he moved to Trawsfynnd in north wales with his brother Thoma John McNulty 1901-1985 he married a Blowdwin Kilner that I think was my nans Aunty or cousin not sure (very strange ) I was wondering if any one has any more details on John McNulty my GG grandfather or beyond. The family have a website that has 1854 names on it, not allMcNulty though sorry the McNulty side only has 158 entries so any help would be good. It does mention a Brendan McNulty who was the son of a Patrick and Katie and who had siblings called Phyliss and Ryan but no details ob DOB etc if this helps Margaret Money

  • paul mc nulty 25 August 2010, 12:16 am

    Hi, Im paul born 1985, son of Thomas, nephew to Peter (know as Patsey) douglas, Marion, Ita, Kathleen. His father was from Glenmornan a Mr Patrick Mc nulty. The moved to strabane from there sometime in the mid 1900’s. I have two brother’s David, Ronan and two sisters Miriam and Tammy. My mother is a Margaret Mc Geady. Born in Dromore Tyrone but was adpoted(family secret so i cant be sure and i do want to pry as im sure if my mother wanted to talk about it then she would.) not sure of her actual surname however im certain Bill and Norah were her mother and father. Norah died roughly 5 years ago in a old folks home in england in the midlands

    Patrick mc Nulty married a Rosemary. not sure of her maiden name. I think it might be doherty but i think im wrong. e mail me at if you have any info maybe of uncles and one final mention goes out to Mary of murlough,(near strabane) who lived intp her 90’s and passed away in the late 90’s early 2000’s i think shes my fathers aunt but could be way off. help me find things out.

  • Libby Dale 30 August 2010, 4:26 am

    Hi Everyone.

    My name is Libby from Australia and I am attempting to trace my family tree which has led me to the McNulty family geneology. I am seeking any information anybody may have on the McNulty Families living in Mudgee around 1880’s and in particular James McNulty who may be my G,G,G Grandfather, a Richard Mcnulty and Hugh Mcnulty. Would any body have any information to share with me??
    Thank you Libby.

  • Nancy Willis 7 September 2010, 4:32 pm

    Hello.I to am very interested in the Mcnulty name,my grandmother was a McNulty she was born in Quebec,Her father was Patrick McNulty and wife Marcelline Charron also from Quebec,my gg,grandfather who came from Ireland and settled in Quebec Michael McNulty b.1825 Ireland also his father was John McNulty,many more things I would like to find this is a awesome way thank you Colin.

  • Joseph McNulty 20 September 2010, 9:31 pm

    Hi Everyone my names Joe
    My family are from Scotland my grandad John McNulty was born in Shotts a little village between Glasgow and Edinburgh in 1894 and fought in the Great war, but thats another story
    anyway my parents moved down th England in the 1960s and in 1982 l emigated to NewZealand so from reading all your comments the family is pretty much dispursed around the whole world
    great reading some of your comments all the best

  • Harry William McNulty IV 3 October 2010, 3:17 am

    Thanks Colin, i have enjoyed your site, i have been tryin followin my family tree back, and find out were it all begun, my grand was born 1929 his name was Harry William McNulty II/Jr. id like find out how far back i can go, would like to find out and there is many different crest iv found but dont have pictures of them. id like find out real crest

  • Martin Frain 6 October 2010, 11:46 pm

    Hi Colin, just found your site, my mother is a McNulty, which makes me one, in all but name.
    Our family (McNulty) are from belderig area of Co. Mayo,and lived there since the early 1800s, but family lore has it that we came from Donegal before that.
    I have the Mayo family details if anyone is interested, but the purpose of this e-mail is to suggest to you and the other McNultys, a way to connect these families to each other.
    Records are good to a point, but then you come to a full stop, and then its guess work or wishful thinking. Having been there,( with the Frains), i went to the next level and took a DNA test with FTDNA , which opened up a whole new ballgame in research.
    Just google FTDNA and check it out for yourselves, ye could start your own surname project , there is a charge for the test but its a one off , which i found reasonable compared to being charged for paper trail stuff which can be expensive and reveal little.
    Good luck to all the McNultys and looking forward to seeing ye joining the dots and connecting to each other.

    Kind regards, Martin Frain.

  • Stacey McAnulty 9 October 2010, 9:20 am

    G-day Collin this is a great blog and was so happy to stumble onto it,in regards to the coat of arms I have always gone by the above posted although i have also seen the other version mentioned too,personally I prefer the Stag n Lion with o’neils hand. the red hand symbolizes a healing hand,but i like to believe that the stag is of old clan stature and the the lion has the new from the Norman/english Christianized as heraldry was introduced by norman lords,anything older than that would have been more celtic,or saxon even viking looking such as a boar,dog ,stag knotwork etc.
    we have a group on facebook for McAnulty’s but was set up purely for pagans and we are anxious to find if we have any clan traditions of PAGAN nature if anyone has information on any old religion(pre-Christian) our site is the Pagan McAnulty clan,on facebook

  • Scott (O'Mines) Mihans 5 November 2010, 4:05 pm


    My family tree shows Alice Masterson (nee McNulty) b. 1832, county Meath perhaps, and she married Terrence (Tarence) Masterson and moved to New York city and eventually residing in Poughkeepsie NY. Any information would be great!

    Additional information:

    Alice Masterson: b September 18, 1832 Ireland d January 3, 1917 (84)
    Poughkeepsie, NY, USA

    Terrence Masterson ( b August 14, 1832 Ireland d May 16, 1879 (46) Poughkeepsie, New York)

    Terrence and Alice had the following kids:
    Terrence Masterson, II
    John J Masterson
    Catherine Alicia Mines (nee Masterson)
    Ellen Masterson
    Hannah Doran (nee Masterson)
    Ellen Jane Masterson
    William H Masterson
    Mary Elizabeth Bogler (nee Masterson)

    Very Best Regards,

  • Teresa Anderson (nee) McNulty` 6 November 2010, 2:51 am

    Hi I live in Kentucky USA now, my father James McNulty of Derry DOB 02/09/1925 moved to Luton England in the early 50’s. I’m trying to trace our family tree. My Grandfathers name was Patrick Daniel and his Wife was Cathrine Daugherty. Our son is having the family coat of arms tattooed on his chest. Any information of my family will be much appreciated.

  • Kevin McNulty 17 November 2010, 3:46 am

    Happy I found your site. It’s so nice to see the clan out there… I have always heard varying stories over the years about the origins or our name and your site ties them all together…. As a kid, I had a coach an Irish football coach and he would always yell “McAnulty!” and at the time, none of us got it… Then after college I went to work for, at the time, the world’s largest management consulting firm and in my training program, I had a classmate straight from Ireland leaving in the states. Immediately he called me, “The Son of the Ulterman” and he went on and on about the origin of our name… Prior to that, I would said I was Scot-Irish. My father is Robert Hugh McNulty… I saw the other postings about other Hugh McNultys… My wife and I named our children Katelyn, Conner and Ainsley…
    Anyway, I have the possibility to go to Ireland for my first time in the next couple of months and found your website… Just wanted to say thank you to the clan.


  • Colin McNulty 17 November 2010, 5:45 am

    Thanks for posting Kevin, good luck in Ireland, I’m sure you’ll love it.

  • Helen McNulty 25 November 2010, 12:49 pm

    Hi Kevin,
    I live in Dublin and am a Fermanagh- born McNulty, I would be happy to give you some information on my family and on the name.
    there are quite a large clan of us originally from Mount Charles in Donegal – many now living in Fermanagh in Irvinestown. We are all really creative and most work in the arts and cultural areas of life, what I find interesting is that I have found lots of McNulty’s who are artists/ curators etc all over the world.

    Has anyone else noticed this?

    Le Meas,
    (Lean Nic anUltaigh)

  • kevin McNulty 27 November 2010, 12:09 pm

    Hi Brothers, Sisters, Aunties, Uncles, nieces and nephews

    My name is Kevin McNulty son of Kevin Lawrence McNulty born in Necastle, New South Wales, Australia on 7th July 1931. My grandfather was Richard Mcnulty who died in 1978 in Inverall NSW, there maybe a connection there with you Libby. That is all I know about my family hstory.

    It is great to hear that there are so many of our Mob out their in the big bad World. Have a great Christmas and all the best for the New Year!!!!!!

  • Pat McNulty 29 December 2010, 9:32 pm

    paul mc nulty said,
    August 25, 2010 at 12:16


    I am married to Martin McNulty from Glenmornan and we are part of you family. Contact me and I will give you info on the Glenmornan McNultys back as far as 1770!

  • Paul McNulty 30 December 2010, 3:37 pm


    Regarding McNulty from Donegal–we are tracing our rels and seem to think that they originated from Donegal.

    My Great Great grandfather, James (Jacobus) McNulty was married to a Maria Neal or Healy (records hard to read. One of their sons, Patrick married Mary Creedon McNulty in Millstreet abt 1870–any connection? Mary McNulty showed up in the 1911 census, a widow, living in Rathcool (County Cork).

    Thank you

    Paul McNulty

  • Patricia Ann McNulty 31 December 2010, 6:18 am

    HI – My grandfather – Thomas Joseph McNulty came from County Mayo. He emigrated to the USA (Chicago, Ill) – I don’t know when but he had a sister already there – I think her name was Kathleen and he had a brother Jack- I don’t know when jack arrived. My grandfather was born in the late 1800, maybe around 1829? His son, Edward Grant McNulty, has now passed and he had another son Thomas who emigrated to England from Chicago during or just after WWII. I would love to connect with any of that branch of the family and especially with uncle Tom’s family (I never met any of them including uncle Tom). I now live in Brisbane, Australia. I guess we have the wanderlust.
    While officially my name is Patricia I use the first name of Ishka.
    Cheers, Ishka McNulty

  • Patricia Ann McNulty 31 December 2010, 6:43 am

    Hi again, wow did I make mistakes! My grandfather was not born around 1829 that is far too early, I am trying to go from memory. so looking it up in my bible records – no date there but it might have been around 1889 or so. His sister was named Belle not Catherine and he had a brother Patrick, another sister Mary O’Donnel nee McNulty and a brother John (although I remember him as uncle Jack). My grandfather married in the US to Stella Browning. and they had two children – my father Edward Grant McNulty and Thomas ?? McNulty. Uncle Tom immigrated to England as I said in my earlier posting. I know Jack (John) and Belle lived in Chicago area but I do not know if Mary also lived in the US or in Ireland.
    Anyway I would like to know more about this branch of the clan.

  • John Gerard Mcnulty 2 January 2011, 5:44 am

    Hi Colin ,
    Great website ! I’m John Mcnulty , father Hugh Gerard Mcnulty from Dundee Scotland, his father of the same name , I think his grand father came from Glasgow and adventually back to Ireland . Sorry that’s as far as I got ! Does anybody know of Mcnultys in Scotland I got to start somewhere my auntie Mary Mcnulty ( dads sister ) is facinated by our history !

  • John Gerard Mcnulty 2 January 2011, 5:50 am

    Oh Colin does the Mcnulty have a tartan?

  • kevin McNulty 8 January 2011, 7:31 am

    Hi John

    I also had an Uncle Ron who passed away in 2003/4 and my Aunty Mavis Cave (nee McNulty) is still living in Sydney. I am led to believe that my line goes back to Ulster in Northern Island. I realy know very little about my family but any information shared would be greatly appreciated.

    Yours in Unity

    Kevin McNulty

  • Steven McNulty 1 February 2011, 3:21 am

    Well, clan McNulty has made it to the southern US! My ancestors were a McNulty (John) and a Foy (Flora) who migrated from Mayo in 1842 (in US census). They landed in New York, had a child in Pennsylvania, and by 1845 settled in Wisconsin. We stayed there until 1987 when a rouge (me) first moved to New Hampshire, and then in 1991 to North Carolina (Raleigh). If you are in the neighborhood swing by!

  • Colin McNulty 1 February 2011, 7:47 am

    Cheers Steve, if I’m ever passing, I may well look you up (don’t hold your breath though!).

  • Julie 10 February 2011, 11:08 pm

    Hi To My relatives John Woodrick, Libby Dale and Kevin McNulty,

    We have many similarites in our family trees Richard, Hugh McNulty would love to exchange details please contact me,

    Other McNulty in my tree
    James George
    Laurie (Past AFL Player)
    Edward (baby)
    Any many more of the many children they had.

  • Julie 11 February 2011, 2:54 am


    Just another quick note looking for information on Annie Bishop and James McNulty. Children: James, Richard, Dorothy, Elieen, Olive, Winnie, Laurie, Jack, Charlie, Alfred and Edward McNulty all born in Australia. Also if anyone knows of the details of the death of James George McNulty born April 1915 died 2nd April 1959 as the result of an accident. Death certifcate useless.

  • Carol Brincat 19 February 2011, 11:58 am

    Hi Everyone,

    Loved reading all your comments. I am looking for information on Mary McNulty who married Edward Charleston (aka Charlton) I assume in Ireland. They had 8 or more children who emigrated to Australia and USA. One being my G G Grandfather Michael Charleston born 1840 approx. in County Down, Ireland (Leitrim, Newry) according to his marriage certificate. Michael married Anne Sillery in Castlemaine, Victoria Australia.

  • Pam Elton 22 February 2011, 7:31 am

    Colin and others, my husband’s great-great grandmother was Mary McNulty, daughter of Owen McNulty, born Donegal 25 July 1835. She married John Murphy, a soldier, from Cork about 1960. They migrated to Ontario, Canada between 1861 and 1865 with a baby son Dennis. Oher names of children were Minnie, William Henry, Agnes and Annie. Does anyone have a connection to this line?

  • Éamonn Mac an Ultaigh 6 March 2011, 7:16 pm

    I’ve been looking at the McNulty name for some years now. They seem to be great travellers, artistic and sucessful in business. The name seems relatively uncommon in Ulster (strangely??) but fairly well known in Glasgow for example.
    Anyway my branch are most recently from Belfast though I live in Australia – Im the last in this particular line. I researched the McNultys in the American civil war as they fought on both sides – which I thought was an intrigue – they were mostly Federals with a few notable exceptions – such as Lt John McNulty of the Maryland Light Artillery (CSA)
    Apparently there were McNultys friendly with Jeff Davis near Briarfield on the Mississippi – but I couldnt track down any web info.
    Also notable was Giles McNulty who married chief Doubleheads daughter of the Cherokees round about the Trail of Tears era. Slan go foill beag

  • Éamonn Mac an Ultaigh 7 March 2011, 2:41 am

    A chairde (friends)

    I was very interested in Ian McNultys post above regarding the Chevron Heraldry – as I know I’ve seen it before in my Dad’s heirlooms. Unbelievably there is a website dedicated to this one too.
    I’d love to know where Ian got his info from – especially in regards to it’s use on shields.
    Also I would like to know something of the history and origins the of the Invictus Heraldry(my Dad has this one too) at the top of the page – of course the red hand of Ulster for itself.
    Kind regards


  • Kay McNulty 7 March 2011, 2:31 pm

    Anyone out there related to McNulty’s from Leitrim (Brackerybeg and Derrinloughlan).
    Hugh and Peter McNulty were born c.1875/6, parents were Peter McNulty and Anne Gallagher. Peter and Anne were married in 1869.
    Peter (snr) came from Derrinloughlan ….his father was Hugh McNulty.
    Peter (jnr) married MaryAnn McHugh, and remained in Brackerybeg.
    Hugh (jnr) married firstly Margaret McLaughlin, and then Ann Parke(s), and
    brought up his family in Belfast.
    Would love to know more.
    Best wishes to all.

  • Tina Kaczmarzewski 12 April 2011, 3:29 am

    Hi Colin,

    Great site. I’ve been looking for my ancestors and my ggggrandfather is Peter McNulty, born around 1807 in Ireland. I’m not sure where he came from because I can’t seem to find any information pertaining to his birth in Ireland, his passage to the U.S. (through St. John Canada) or where he went from there before living and marrying Patience Burgess and raising his children in Racine, Wisconsin. My gggrandfather, Sylvester McNulty, moved to Shelby, Missouri from Wisconsin and married Ellen Conboy (daughter of Thomas Conboy/Bridget Ford). Sylvester and Ellen daughter, Anna, is my great grandmother.

    I have been in contact with a person in Wisconsin, who is a descendent of Sylvester’s sister, but he has been researching Peter as well and hasn’t been able to find information about Peter either. He mentioned something about him leaving a place called Warrenspoint, Ireland, but I’d like to know where he came from. I’m clueless of the county of his birth. Do you have any suggestions? Anyone have any suggestions? I’ve checked some Ireland genealogy sites, but came up empty handed.

    Thanks my fellow McNulty’s clansmen (and women).

    Tina Kaczmarzewski

  • Kevin 19 April 2011, 2:12 pm

    Hello Colin,

    I am posting for the second time, following up to the post in November. I am here in Dublin now, landed on Sunday and here through the week. As posted earlier, I am here for work, but time permitting later in the week, I am free to explore. Looking for recommendations on where to explore and see family history.

    As a side note, on my flight from the states, I am talking with folks and Ireland and mentioned I was a McNulty and the whole ‘Son of the Ulster Man’ thing and they both chuckled and said I am not Irish, I am a Scot. They were really nice, and it was said partly in jest, but this goes back to something I heard years ago about being Scot/Irish. Is the thought the clan moved from Scotland to Ireland at some point?

    Also, at a high level, what the cultural divide between North Irelanders with the rest of Ireland. I was told it’s not just religous, but a cultural divide? Haven’t had the opportunity to have that discuss yet with the fellow who was going to ‘educate’ me this week. Looking for ammo.


  • Michelle Morrison (was McNulty) 27 April 2011, 5:36 am


    I am researching my family history wondered if any one can help or if I may be able to help any one else?

    I know that we come from Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal and my research suggests that my line of McNultys have lived in the Ballyshannon, County Donegal area for well over a century.

    My great great Grandad was Patrick McNulty and was born in 1851. In 1872 he married Annie McSharry who born 1856. He was a shoe maker.They lived in Back Street Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. On the marriage certificate it says that my great great great Grandad is called George McNulty and is a drayman but I cannot find any other record of him 🙁

    My great Grandad was James McNulty who was born around 1885, he married Mary Patton in 1913. He was a boot maker and I have a record of him in Back Street Ballyshannon in 1901, 1911and 1931

    My Grandad (also Patrick McNulty) was born in 1917 and moved to Manchester in England at the end of the 1940’s with my nana (Annie Doonan) they went on to have 6 children! My Grandad returned to Ballyshannon in the 1970’s and died and was buried there. My nana and the children stayed in Manchester and my dad (another Patrick McNulty) still lives there.

    I am now a Morrison and moved to Queensland Australia in 2008.

    I am having trouble going any further back so if any one thinks they may be related to me I would love to hear from you.


  • Kay McNulty 27 April 2011, 10:58 am

    Michelle (Donegal McNulty)
    Have you looked at the following website
    While there are many McNulty’s in Donegal, there are not many named “George”.
    This George’s baptism in 1848 may be a brother to your Patrick. The baptism record might give a little information you may not already have.
    Can not find an earlier George.
    Best of luck.
    Kay McNulty (Leitrim McNulty)

  • Michelle Morrison (was McNulty) 27 April 2011, 11:34 am

    Hi Kay

    Thanks for replying – yes I go on all the time its a great site and I have found out so much information on there and also

    I am still getting to grips with the whole Irish ancestry and where all the borders etc are. I have a cousin in Cavan who is helping me all she can but she doesnt know much about Donegal

    I agree George McNulty is not a very common name around those parts – I thought that would make it easier but as it happens didnt really work out that way! I will have a look for that baptism and see what it can tell me

    Michelle 🙂

  • Carol McCann 16 May 2011, 12:56 am

    Hi to all the McNulty family

    I have just discovered that my father is a Peter McNulty born in England in 1929. He was a merchant seaman on a ship called the Moreton Bay which sailed to Australia in 1952. My mother, Margaret Wilson, was a passenger on this ship and fell pregnant to Peter after he jumped ship in Melbourne. Peter returned to England before I was born and Margaret waited for him to come back to Oz legally but he never did. Margaret had me adopted out but never had any more natural children, she adopted two boys after she married. If anyone thinks they may be related to this Peter I would love to hear from you. My email is

    Cheers, Carol

  • Frances Mcnulty 27 May 2011, 1:11 am

    Hi, just found this site by accident my ex husband Colin McNulty born in Liverpool Lanc’s England He Married myself Gladys Mcnulty Now( Frances )October 1963.They Moved to Sydney Austrlia his father was Patrick McNulty Married to Dorothy Chadwick thay had four children three sons and a daughter Patrck,Joan, Colin, and David two died there is now Coiln and David left in Sydney although Colin and I are divorced we still keep in touch we have two children together Daughter Shelly lives in Berowra NSW and a Son Roger who lives in New York who I am vising in June

  • Denis McNulty 28 May 2011, 6:32 pm

    Hello to all my McNulty cousins wherever you are. My Dad moved from Derry in the “hungry 30’s” to Derby England to find work.I am a beginner in the geneology game and the furthest I have trace my McNulty line back so far is a Wliiam McNulty born, I believe in 1847, in either Derry or Donegal. I am told that often Irish Catholics declined to complete documents such as the census as a protest against British rule. I am struggling to find a great deal in the official records, and it could be for this reason. If anyone can give any tips it would be much appreciated..

  • Robert J Heck 8 June 2011, 5:27 pm

    Fact sheet on Peter McNulty. If anyone can help in finding his home in Ireland it would be greatly appreciated.
    Bob Heck
    1807 Peter McNulty born in Ireland. (This date is based on his
    Naturalization Application and is calculated.) Birth information is from the naturalization papers filed in Wisconsin on 22 Nov 1842

    1834 – 10 Apr 1834 – Peter McNulty sailed from Warren Point, Northern
    Ireland. (Naturalization application.) Peter McNulty departed Warren Point, Northern Ireland on 10 April 1834 at the age of 27. He arrived at St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada and then in Boston, on 8 June 1834. This information was from Peter McNulty’s Petition for Naturalization. The Brig Cupid sailed from Newry, which is just up the river from Warren Point, on 9 April 1834. The Cupid arrived at Saint John, New Brunswick on 26 May 1834. There was a Peter McAnnell, age 25 listed on the passenger list.
    129 McAnnell, Peter 25 Dundalk, County Louth Labourer
    Could this be Peter McNulty?
    Other passenger ships that sailed from Warren Point for North America include the Ship Malvina which departed Warren Point for Quebec on 10 April 1834; The Brig William Fell which departed Warren Point for Quebec on 12 April 1834; The Ship Triton which left Newry and Warren Point for Quebec on 11 April 1834; and The Ship Neptune which left Newry and Warren Point for St. John’s on 11 April 1834. A check of the Neptune passenger list indicated nobody named Peter was on board.

    1834 – 11 Jun 1834 – Peter McNulty arrived at Boston after first landing at
    St. John’s, New Brunswick. (Naturalization application.)

    1834 – 1840 period Peter McNulty may have been living in Western New
    York and may have married Patience BURGESS during that period in NY. The
    BURGESS family migrated from Hannible, NY to Southport (now Kenosha, Kenosha County, WI) in 1836. Note, Peter was Catholic and Patience was Methodist Episcopal. The marriage was probably not popular with the Burgess family.

    1835 – In December, 1835, the father and step mother of Patience Burgess sold land at Hannibal, Oswego County, New York. The Burgess family then moved to Kenosha County, Wisconsin in the Spring of 1836.

    1840 – We were unable to locate Peter McNulty in the 1840 census in Wisconsin. However, there was a Peter McNulty listed in the 1840 census for Shawnee town, Gallatin County, Illinois. Gallatin County is located in the southeast section of Illinois. There was one male age 30-40 and one female age 15-20 listed in the household. Those ages match the ages of Peter McNulty and Patience Burgess McNulty. By the 1850 census there was no McNulty family living in Gallatin County.

    1840 – On 10 Dec 1840, Peter McNulty purchased land from the Federal Government in Kenosha County, Wisconsin.

    1842 Wisconsin Census lists Peter McNulty living at Pleasant Prairie,
    Racine County, Wisconsin.

    1842 -16 Nov 1842 – Peter McNulty purchased land from Alfred Foster in
    Southport, WI. Alfred Foster was the father of Amanda Foster Burgess, Patient Burgess’ step-mother.

    1842 – 22 Nov 1842 – Peter McNulty applied for Naturalization and stated he was 35 years old.

    1843 Son Henry McNulty born.
    1844 – 11 March 1844 – Daughter Mary Ann McNulty born.
    1845 Daughter Adaline McNulty born. (1870 Census)
    1846 – 3 July 1846 – Daughter Elizabeth McNulty born. (Obituary)
    1850 Son John McNulty born.
    1850 Son Benjamin McNulty born (St. Francis Xavier church records at
    Brighton, Kenosha County, WI)
    1850 The Peter McNulty family was living in the Town of Pike, Kenosha County, Wisconsin (1850 Census)
    1852 – 29 Dec 1852 – Benjamin McNulty died. (St. Francis Xavier church
    1856 Peter McNulty paid property tax for E1/2, SW1/4, Section 23, Township 2 North, Range 20 East, in the town of Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
    1857 Peter McNulty paid property tax for E1/2, SW1/4, Section 23, Township 2 North, Range 20 East, in the town of Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
    1857 – 25 May 1857 – Son Daniel McNulty born. (St. Francis Xavier church records)
    1858 Peter McNulty paid property tax for E1/2, SW1/4, Section 23, Township 2 North, Range 20 East, in the town of Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
    1859 – 8 Jul 1859 – Daughter Julia McNulty born. (St. Francis Xavier church records)
    1859 – 16 Jul 1859 – Daniel and Julia McNulty baptized (St. Francis Xavier
    church records)
    1860 Daughter Josephine McNulty born. (1910 Census)
    1860 The Peter McNulty family was living in the Town of Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin (1860 Census)
    1861 Son Lawrence McNulty born. (1900 Census) Later known as McNelty.
    1861 – 5 Jun 1861 – Adaline McNulty married John Newmann. (St. Francis Xavier church records)
    1864 – 21 Aug 1864 – Julia McNulty was killed by her brother – thrown stone. (St. Francis Xavier church records)
    1865 Peter McNulty paid property tax for E1/2, SW1/4, Section 23, Township 2 North, Range 20 East, in the town of Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.
    1867 – 19 Sep 1867 – Daughter Loretta McNulty born. (St. Francis Xavier church records)
    1867 – 26 Sep 1867 – Loretta McNulty baptized. (St. Francis Xavier church

    1867 Peter McNulty purchased a saloon in Kansasville, Township of Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin. He moved his family to Dover that same year.
    1869: – Nov 1869 – Son Sylvester McNulty born. (1870 Census)
    1870 The Peter McNulty family was living in the Town of Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin (1870 Census)
    1876 Peter McNulty owned a saloon on the southwest side of Kansasville.
    1879 – 27 May 1879 – Peter McNulty sold the saloon to Henry Keller for $200 because of poor health.
    1880 – 1 Jun 1880 – The Peter McNulty family was living in the Town of Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin (1880 Census) Peter McNulty listed in US Census at age 79; wife, Patience age 60; Son Henry age 37 (born 1843); Daughter Loretta age 12 (born 1868). Note: Peter McNulty was listed as Indigent and suffering from Palsy.

    1880 After June 1, Peter McNulty died. He is buried at St. Mary’s
    Catholic church cemetery at Dover, Racine County, WI. The church
    cemetery record shows that he is buried in the church cemetery but does not give a date of death or burial date. The church record states that he is buried in the Thomas Morrow lot in Block 2, Lot 10, Grave 4. The grave is unmarked. NOTE: I have never found a death certificate for Peter McNulty. I have never found an obituary either. There is no record of his death in Madison, WI vital records.

    1887 – 19 Feb 1887 – Louretta McNulty married Adam Dibble. (St. Francis
    Xavier church records)
    1894 – 29 Aug 1894 – Patience Burgess McNulty died and is buried at Brighton, WI, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church cemetery in a marked grave.

    Family story states that Peter McNulty’s daughter, Louretta, was
    named after Lawrence McNulty, reportedly the brother of Peter McNulty.
    Lawrence McNulty lived and died at Silver Lake, Kenosha County, WI in
    1909. The Catholic Church death record for Lawrence stated that his
    father was John McNulty and his mother was Ann. Louretta McNulty
    reportedly lived with her uncle Lawrence McNulty after the death of her
    father. Note that Peter’s son, Lawrence McNulty (McNelty) lived at Wild Rose, Waushara County, Wisconsin. Louretta may have lived with her brother, Lawrence at Wild Rose and not Lawrence McNulty of Silver Lake.

    Robert J. Heck
    4910 Steeple Drive
    Greendale, WI 53129

  • Colin McNulty 8 June 2011, 11:50 pm

    Blimey Robert, you’ve just named all of my family. My father is Lawrence McNulty and my 2 brothers are Peter and John. Freaky!

  • Colin McNulty 14 June 2011, 2:08 pm

    I’ve just bought some really good quality McNulty Coat of Arms prints on this shop and they do mugs, t-shirts, posters, key-rings etc and they ship worldwide:

    McNulty-tastic! 🙂

  • Martina McNulty 24 June 2011, 6:51 am


    I was curious and a little bored at my computer and decided to look up my family crest and what it meant which led me to this website. As I was going through all the different entries I saw one by Michelle Morrison and thought I could help. I’m first generation to the United States, my father Michael John McNulty was born in 1949 in Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. His father was James McNulty and his mother was Rosemary, I forgot her surname at the moment but I can find out. My entire family still leaves in this area called Fermanagh. I really haven’t tried to look up our family history before but this website really got me interested due to there being so many of us around the world. I currently live in Chicago, IL as well as my parents and my sister. My little brother went back to Ireland and my other sister is married and living in Germany. If any of this sounds familiar to anyone feel free to contact me. God Bless and very glad I got to see all of you entries.

    Martina Mac

  • Russ McNulty 24 June 2011, 1:38 pm

    Greetings from Doncaster England 🙂 Love to see how many of us there are!

  • ellen mcnulty 30 June 2011, 1:09 pm

    I had my geneology done awhile ago. My grandfather’s (john MacNulty) family lived in Derry in the late 1800’s, on the same street where Bloody Sunday took place, but he was born in Sligo. Here is some of it:
    Thank you for your enquiry regarding your ancestor John Joseph McNulty who was born in 1877. His parents were Samuel McNulty and Elizabeth O Hara.

    Before we begin, it is worth noting that the dates that record keeping began varied tremendously from Parish to Parish throughout County Sligo some starting as early as 1796, while others did not start until 1890. It must also be noted that there are ‘gaps’ in the records, owing to complete records books being discarded, lost or damaged. A typical Baptismal entry will specify the exact date of baptism, the name of the child and the names of the parents including very often the maiden name of the mother, the names of the sponsors and sometimes the street or townland.

    I began your enquiry by checking the Baptismal Records for John Joseph McNulty. We did not limit our search to one Parish, as it is standard practice for us to search the entire County of Sligo, in all denominations. The following are the results of my search:

    I found four children with a father listed as Samuel (he is listed as Simon on one record) McNulty and a mother listed as Elizabeth O Hara in Sligo town parish. One of those four sons was called John but he was born in 1872. The marriage registers were checked and I can confirm that a record was found for the union of Samuel McNulty and Elizabeth O Hara in Sligo in 1861. This record listed their address, the parish, witnesses and both the bride and grooms parent’s names-Samuel’s parents were James McNulty and Margaret Stephenson, Elizabeth’s parents were John O Hara and Mary/Maria Hennessy. …There’s more, if anyone is interested. I have connected as well with one of my grandfather’s brother’s (Samuel) family in England.

  • Bruce Duncan 3 July 2011, 9:35 pm

    Colin – this is a good read, thanks for doing it. My Father’s mother was Muriel Adorcus McNulty. Her parents were Allan McNulty and Zoë (Zoey?) McDiarmid who emigrated through County Cork and settled in Holyoke, MA USA. Muriel was born in Dec 1894 and her mother died a few days later. There is more to the story as she moved to Canada and married my Grand-Father, etc. Interested in tracing back to the McNulty roots, so any info or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • orlena Charleston 18 July 2011, 12:31 am

    Hi, my husbands great grandfather was Michael Charleston, a police constable a Castlemaine Victoria (where I now live) any help I can give you let me know, also if you have any photographs of Mary McNulty or Edward Charleston (her hubby) I would really appreciate seeing them.

    Truly, Orlena Charleston

  • Cindy 31 July 2011, 4:30 am

    Just came across you site. What a great find! I’m looking for Marshall McNulty thay also have him listed as Wickall McNulty he was born 1861 in Ireland Married to Maria in 1892 they lived in Somers, New York in 1900 the names of their children were James,Minnie, Peter, Thomas and Anna McNulty all born in New York. Thomas and Anna were twins. IF ANY BODY HAS AN INFORMATION regarding this family I would love to hear from you. God Bless

  • Lea Atherton 11 August 2011, 12:04 pm

    Thought this may be a longshot – but I work for NT Police in Darwin, Australia. We had a Mounted Constable McNulty who drowned in 1917 as he fell overboard from the Albatross. We have 2 McNulty’s info one is an Edward and the other is a Thomas Charles. I am trying to help the Retired Police of NT find the correct name for the Mounted Constable that drowned – we believe the other was definitely not a police officer. All I know is it happened in 1917 and he had sisters in Thursday Island.
    The other McNulty died in 1920 from a heart attack after a push bike that was hanging from the roof fell on him – so I have been told.
    I am trying to help to get correct names for the Police Honour Board of Deaths Whilst Serving. Any info would be appreciated.

  • Paul McNulty 11 August 2011, 12:42 pm


    Sorry does not fit with any research so far, but if in the future we find it does will contact you.

    Best of luck with your search and assume you have checked to see if the info was in a local newspaper.


  • thomas McNulty 10 September 2011, 10:57 pm

    Paul, interesting that I stumbled on to your site, I have been trying to find my McNulty roots for 20 years. But could not. So thought that my Grandfather John McNulty was a horse thief and snuck unto the US in 1889. But after some dillagence, I have found the following. He was born in Drakestown, Meath, Ireland in 1867. At that time his name was recorded at birth as John Naulty. Son of Denis McNulty and Mary Fallon. A search of the area records show tha Denis was a farmer with leased land of 22 acres in the area. In further research of the origin of the name, I have found that they were a break off of he McDonlevey sept, and that after they were defeted by de arce, spread out into the southern counties. Of those that went to Meath, they were known as the Ultagh, and used the name without the Mc. Your information is much better than what I have developed and would like to learn more about your research. My intent is that I have a significent tree with Anstesty and wanted to put a introduction on the organization of the name. I have done that with my wifes paternal family and it is good history for the family. So how do I get an oppertunity to learn more of your research???

  • Colin McNulty 12 September 2011, 11:41 am

    Hi Thomas

    > Paul, interesting that I stumbled on to your site

    Errr this is actually my site (Colin McNulty), the hint’s in the name: 😉 If you’re interested in contacting the Paul McNulty who’s research I quoted originally, I’ll send you the contact details I have for him.

    For you Australian McNulty’s, Lea has emailed me with this:

    – The Mounted Constable McNulty was Edward Eugene McNulty died 17 November 1917
    – Thomas Charles died – 20/11/1920 (he was not a member who happened to have a heart attack after a push bike fell on him from above)

  • thomas McNulty 12 September 2011, 1:10 pm

    Thanks Colin, I just got it wrong, but glad that I got the site right. good information and nice to hear from others connected with the name. Yes , I would appriciate the access to Paul McNulty site, would like to possible chat with him on his research. interesting history. thanks again and will continue to stay with the REAL Colin site.

  • Carl Koch (McNulty thru Paternal Grandmother) 6 October 2011, 3:40 pm

    This is interesting. I am curious. Is there a current clan laird for Mac an Ultaigh or one of its derivatives.

  • thomas McNulty 6 October 2011, 6:10 pm

    To Carl Koch, I am not sure what the “clan Laird” is?? if you mean a common site for discussion on teh Mac An Ultaigh history, I assume this blog and another in the US might be what you are looking for. Please expand on your request.

  • malachy mcnulty 12 October 2011, 10:23 pm

    hi folks my father was born in co Armagh with 4 brothers ,1sister this site has given me great incouragment watch this space !!!!

  • thomas McNulty 13 October 2011, 7:02 pm

    colin, could you possible put me on to a reasonable and professional researcher for the county of Meath, to help with some on ground research?? reasonable rates would be great. Off of the subject, your banners on the site looks like you have an interest in P T, and alternative medicine, I utilize a Physical Therpy group that uses ” Total Motion Release” therpy and they have really helped my back (L5 and S1) compressions. are you fimiliar with the technique?? e mail me at my e mail if you do.

  • Colin McNulty 14 October 2011, 2:44 pm

    Sorry Thomas, I know of no researcher and certainly couldn’t recommend one.

    The banners on the site are put there by Google, I have no control over them, but you’re not entirely wrong. I’ll check Total Motion Release out, thanks for the tip.

  • Paul McNulty 14 October 2011, 2:58 pm


    You may type in County Meath Genealogy on Google and you will see several options in that county of sources for assistance. Good luck.

    Paul McNulty
    Atlanta, GA

  • Brian McNulty 10 December 2011, 3:00 pm

    hi im looking for help, ive just found out ive go a coat of arms and wondering how to go about finding out my heratage.
    Can anyone tell he how to go about this.

    Thank you
    Brian McNulty

  • Paul McNulty 11 December 2011, 2:06 am


    The best place to start is with what you know–someone in the families, typically the oldest living female may have some data.

    Once you have a starting point you can begin the long search. There are a lot of different McNulty families searching for rels so you have to put forth what you have and hope for some contact to takes you to the next level.

    You can contact me directly at and will help as much as we can.

    Good luck.

    Paul S. McNulty

  • Corey McNulty 14 December 2011, 3:58 am

    Hi my name is Corey McNulty. I was wondering if there are any McNulty’s in or around the Lowell, MA area who could possibly help me with this geneology thing? I will be posting names of family members in hopes of delving deeper into my family herritage. Thank you.

  • Paul McNulty 14 December 2011, 12:44 pm


    We have run across several of McNulty’s in the Lowell area over the past 3 years.

    You may also wish to do a posting on and once we see your info, if related will respond. Most of mine came from the Somerville, MA area.

    Good luck.


  • Corey McNulty 14 December 2011, 4:16 pm

    Thank you so much Paul. I will look into that and get back to you with the names of my family members.

  • HENRY SUNDVIK 19 December 2011, 7:06 pm

    T his insert may have little genealogical value, but this boy needs to be remembered.
    Patrick Joseph McNulty, son of Neil McNulty
    and Margaret “Hanlon” McNulty, was born 1 May 1932,
    probably in Bayonne, New Jersey. Pat was raised
    at 72 West 9th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey. Pat
    had two brothers, Hugh “Bud” and Neil Junior and
    two sisters, Katherine “Kay” and Mary. Patrick
    attended Saint Mary Parochial School, and
    graduated Holy Family Academy in June 1949. In his
    jumior and senior years he worked in New York City
    on Liberty Street for Mackay Radio and All
    American Radio, both being branches of
    International Telephone and Telegraph Company. He
    and I were both messenger boys for the company.
    Pat was a good looking boy with a ready smile.
    During his time with the company, he was talked
    into entering an amateur boxing match. He accepted
    the inviation with a laugh. In the ring, his first
    and only engagement, he charged up to his opponent,
    socked him in the jaw and knocked his opponent cold.
    Thus ended his career as a boxing contender. One
    fight, one round, one win and he retired undefeated
    from pugilistics.
    Patrick’s mother, Margaret “Maggie” Hanlon,
    was born in 1901. She emigrated to the United
    States in 1922 aboard The Assyria from Londonderry,
    Northern Ireland and went to stay with her aunt and
    uncle Patrick and Bridget Hanlon in Pittsburgh,
    Pennsylvania. She later settled in Bayonne, New
    Jersey and married Neil McNulty formerly of
    Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.
    At the commencement of the Korean War,
    Patrick enlisted in the United States Army in
    July 1949 where he received basic training at
    Fort Dix, New Jersey. From December 1950 to
    November 1951 he was stationed with the 187th
    Airbornme Regimental Combat Team, a part of
    the 101st Airborne at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
    From there he left for overseas duty from Camp
    Stoneman, Pittsburg, California. He ultimately
    arrived at Sinmak, North Korea and WAS assigned to
    Headquarters Company of the 187th. On 5 November
    1951 he was struck by an enemy morter and died
    that evening in a MASH clinic.
    For his service, PFC Mcnulty was awarded
    the following decoration: Purple Heart, the Combat
    Infantry Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the
    National Defense Service Medal, the Korean
    Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of
    Korea War Service Medal.
    Upon the day of his death, Patrick was
    19 years 6 months 4 days old. His serial number
    was RA12341341. He was 5 feet 10 1/2 inches tall,
    brown haired and weighed 182 pounds.
    Pat’s body was first interred at American
    Graves Registration Service Group, 8204th Army
    Unit, APO 3, ROW EVAC GRAVE #1317. From there he
    was sent to Brooklyn Army Base 02/26/1952, then
    to Thomas M O’Brien and Son Funeral Home, 984
    Avenue C, Bayonne, New Jersey. His final
    interment on 28 JANUAEY 1952 was Holy CROSS
    Cemetery, 340 Ridge Road, North Arlington, New
    Jersey, Block 86, Section A, Tier F, Grave 75.
    He was buried next to his mother and father –
    Neil & Margaret (Hanlon) McNulty.
    Anyone who can provide additional
    information may contact me at or
    SECAUCUS, NJ, USA 07094.

  • Pat McNulty 20 December 2011, 7:20 pm


    Patrcik Joseph McNulty, who was killed in Korea, was a cousin of my husband. His father Neal was oldest brother of my father in law, Joseph McNulty from Glenmornan Strabane Co Tyrone. His photograph adorned the wall of the McNulty home for years.

    Pat McNulty (Nee Lindsay)

  • Paul McNulty 21 December 2011, 2:08 am


    Sorry no relation. Good luck.

    Paul McNulty

  • Kathleen McNulty 21 December 2011, 11:22 pm

    Hi Henry,
    I just stumpled across this website and recognize many family names. He is my Uncle Joe. I never knew him, but we keep his medals and photo out for all to enjoy and remember. My dad has always been very proud of his big brother. Taken too early, but we keep his memory alive.

    Kathleen McNulty

  • Pat McNulty 22 December 2011, 8:56 pm

    Hi Kathleen

    My husband, your father’s cousin from GlenmornaN would love to get in touch. His e-mail address is Are you on facebook?

    Pat McNulty (nee Lindsay)

  • Neil McNulty 23 December 2011, 11:15 pm

    Henry: You have more info my brother Joe than I have. His correct birth date is January 6, 1932 (mine is in January too), so he was just 2 months shy of his 20th birthday. I remember when he worked for ITT in NY along with a Bob Kelly who
    was in his corner for the “Cannonball McNulty” short fighting career. Bob lived (or lives) in Nutley.
    Joe was in combat in Korea for a while earning the CIB, then R& R in Japan then back to Korea and died on Nov 5, 1951. Don’t have much more info.

  • HENRY SUNDVIK 31 December 2011, 10:37 pm


  • HENRY SUNDVIK 1 January 2012, 7:21 pm

    sorry for the interution in the previous email. i’m doing a biography of joe in as much detail as i can dig up. he’ll never be forgotten. i did a similar biog of my adopted son, david allen polites, and have put it on the hudson county genealogical section. just type his name into the internet and his biog will come up, i’m doing the same for joe, so a ny details you recall, let me know.
    again, happy 2012. hank

  • TOM WARNER 3 January 2012, 8:17 pm


  • HENRY SUNDVIK 7 January 2012, 6:16 pm


  • Chris Petty 31 January 2012, 10:13 am

    Is it possible to access blogs earlier than April 2008? I searched for a great uncle and google suggest a post on your blog in March 2008.

  • Colin McNulty 31 January 2012, 10:33 am

    Hi Chris, this post was originally written in March 2008 so the information you’re seeking is on this page somewhere, probably amongst the 110 comments now! Either way, you can search my blog and access all content from the Google search facility near the top right of this page. I hope you find what you’re looking for.


  • Rebecca 1 February 2012, 11:04 pm

    Hi, Im trying to trace my McNulty family history back and wondered if anyone has any common links with what I have so far. My Grandad, Joseph McNulty was born in 1931 to Catherine and John McNulty. He was one of 6 children, his brothers and sisters were James, Ellen, Thomas, Patrick, and Catherine.

    I have been told that John McNulty (My great grandad) was from Shotts in Scotland but was of Irish descent, with possible links to the Donegal area.

    If anyone can help me trace my roots I would love to hear from you.


  • Paul McNulty 2 February 2012, 8:30 pm


    Sorry cannot help you here.

    Paul S. McNulty

  • HENRY SNULTYUNDVIK 6 March 2012, 12:08 am


  • HENRY SUNDVIK 6 March 2012, 12:32 am


  • Paul McNulty 6 March 2012, 12:50 am

    Sorry, Henry not connection that we know off.


  • HENRY SUNDVIK 7 March 2012, 1:06 am

    Hi, Sorry about my poor etiquete. I’ll try to mend my ways. I love your web and consult almost every day. the hiustory of Patrick Joseph McNulty is important to. I knew him as a friend and fellow work mate. His death in action in North Korea in 1951 was that of a boy just short of 20 years. He’ll not be forgotten if I can help it. The world has lost a fine man.

  • Jessica Ann James Rice 27 March 2012, 8:20 pm

    Me & my mam tracing back my nannys family.
    My nanny is Mary Christina James nee McKenna born 15/12/1926 & died 24/01/1999

    Her mother is Mrs Julia McKenna nee McNulty.

    As far as we know the McNultys lived in County Louth possibly Drogheda and owned a barber shop.
    Would love to hear if anyone has any input.

  • Paul McNulty 29 March 2012, 12:16 am

    Jessica Ann James Rice,

    Do not see any connection at this time.

    Good luck in your search.


  • steven joseph mcnulty 7 May 2012, 2:09 pm

    Hi all Mcnultys,ive been reading through all your comments etc and wondered if any knows anything about my family:-
    father-francis dominic mcnulty from birkenhead uk
    g.father-francis mcnulty from birkenhead uk
    g.mother-sarah jane stewart from keswick (lake district) uk

    i know its not much to go on at present but its worth a try.

    many thanks

  • Jessica 7 May 2012, 2:32 pm

    You’ll get all the help you need from.the facebook page. She’s helped lots of people find family members
    Hope this helps

  • Jessica 7 May 2012, 2:33 pm

  • steven joseph mcnulty 7 May 2012, 2:38 pm

    Thank you very much Jessica


  • Paul McNulty 7 May 2012, 2:40 pm


    No known relatives.

    Thanks and good searching.


  • steven joseph mcnulty 7 May 2012, 2:55 pm

    Thanks Paul for your reply


  • Jan 26 May 2012, 10:59 pm

    Hi. I am a Kiwi researching the history of my g grandmother Mary Jane McNulty. All I know is that she was born in Co. Sligo around 1860 and emigrated aged 17 to Christchurch, New Zealand on the ship ‘Opawa’ which departed from Plymouth in Sep 1877 and arrived in Jan 1878. She is described as a domestic servant and was on an assisted passage. She appears to have travelled alone. I can trace two Mary McNulty’s born around 1860 in Sligo – one in Castleconnor and the other in Kilmacteigue. Both are Catholic parishes. I am confused about her religion as she married in New Zealand in a Presbyterian church, which would have not been an obvious choice for her ans she went on to raise her 10 children in the Anglican church. My 93 year old aunt has a hand written document stating Mary’s maiden name was McNety, but I cannot finnd this anywhere. Any ideas anyone? Can you email me on

  • Paul McNulty 27 May 2012, 12:07 am


    Have you tried ––this is for church records, not all parishes are on there.

    Mcnety was probably McNulty and likely was mispelled.

    We did not have any McNulty’s from Sligo, but that we understand is not an uncommon name in that area.

    You may try the Sligo Library, since some of the Irish libraries are moving more towards electronic record retrieval.

    Best of success.


  • Tom McNulty 27 May 2012, 2:51 pm

    Paul, your sage advice is needed, given your history of the McNulty clan, I have researched my family to Meath Ireland in the early 1800’s. At that time the name was Naulty, which is the result of the split of the Naulty’s after there defeat and retreat to the south. Most went to Donegel and some to Meath where they did not add the prefex of Mc or Mac. I am trying to do a tome on the name and its history but can not find additional support from any of the academic or public organiztions. Meath does not have that historical info. Any suggestions for research sites?? looking to do the historical side not the genologic. thanks tom

  • Paul McNulty 27 May 2012, 5:26 pm


    Assume you have already did a web search on the name. Another thought is to contact the Mormons in Salt Lake City–went there 2 years ago and they were very helpful and knowledgeable. Dependent upon where you live the may have a genealogy library near you.
    Understand your interest is historical but they may have info or direct you to a source which maybe able to help.

    Our McNulty named evolved from McInerney to McNurty (when he enlisted in the British Army) and then McNulty. So my search is now focused at McInerney and just came back from County Clare working on genealogy.

    The amount of info and people involved in Irish History/Genealogy continues to grow a lot each month.


  • Tom McNulty 28 May 2012, 7:49 pm

    thanks Paul, I am sure that we are part of the migration that the Donleveys had after getting somewhat embarased by the A/S. From my other research, it appears, as indicated in your article, that a split did happen and some Donleveys (ulsterman)went south west to Meath. My family has been in that area since the late 1700 that I can find. I am now focused on the migration and the social and political involvement of that group. My family were farmers, some owning land some tenet. so off I go. Any sources from the social process would be greatly appriciated.

  • Lois L. (McNulty) Short 8 June 2012, 2:08 pm

    Hello McNulty’s from everywhere! I am searching for my great grandpa, Michael McNulty. He was in the Leeds England area in 1870-1881 and died there during the First W.W. The census says he was born in Ireland. I have a lot of info on what happened after my grandparents left to come to USA. But I cannot find him or his wife, Sarah Jane Nicholson in Leeds area. Looking for death info so I can keep going in my search. I know I have living relatives there but can get in contact with none of them! This is the one history I want most, I have of the rest of the family in tow. No one of all my relatives wants to help research, been many years doing this, anyone understand where I am?!Help!

  • Paul McNulty 12 June 2012, 10:19 pm


    Did you try

  • Lois L. (McNulty) Short 13 June 2012, 7:53 pm

    Hi Paul, no I haven’t been there is it a good site for help?

  • Paul McNulty 13 June 2012, 9:02 pm


    Found my great gf on Irish enlisted men in British Army there–it is tied to Englands National Archieves–you never know which one may help, but could be helpdul. Also, as you may know, if you use Ancestry there is a Ancestry.UK.


  • Patricia McNulty 16 June 2012, 3:15 am

    In searching for my grandmother Stella McNulty nee Browning who married Thomas Joseph McNulty I found an entry with information put into this web page on 24 March 2008 but I cannot find that entry once on this page. Where is it? The information matches my grandfather’s family and I would like to read it to see if there is any clue to my grandmother. I already know a little about my grandfather having found a census page from County Mayo with his family on it, when he was a child. The entry appeared to be from Colin McNulty but unless I can read it I don’t really know. I would like to know more.
    please contact me.
    Ishka (Patricia) McNulty

  • Patricia McNulty 16 June 2012, 3:36 am

    HI Colin
    you refer to a US blog on the McNulty clan in one of your responses. Could you give me the address as my McNulty’s are in the US even though I’m in Brisbane, and in reading all the entries I could locate in your wonderful blog I don’t find any links to my branch, only the entry I put in with no responses.
    Ishka (Patricia) McNulty

  • jamie 10 July 2012, 1:15 pm

    Hi Iam looking for FRANCIS Mc Kenna I just got my mothers Adoption papper an he was my Mother Father He lived in Brunswick Melborne Area Australia

  • Paul McNulty 10 July 2012, 1:19 pm


    Sorry we cannot help, but have heard references many years ago to a McKenna relative in Boston, MA, but have never met them.


  • Thomas McNulty 26 July 2012, 3:52 pm

    Hello all, just trying to find ou about my uncle John who a member of US Navy and died in WW2. I have teveled the internet to find info about John and found your site. My Grandfather was Joeseph and grandmother Margaret both from Irelan. There children all from the states were Ann, John, Thomas Thersa and Joan another sibling died at a very young age. Just thought I would leave this information if anyone is reelated somehow.

    Thanks TYom

  • Thomas McNulty 26 July 2012, 3:52 pm

    Hello all, just trying to find ou about my uncle John who a member of US Navy and died in WW2. I have teveled the internet to find info about John and found your site. My Grandfather was Joeseph and grandmother Margaret both from Irelan. There children all from the states were Ann, John, Thomas Thersa and Joan another sibling died at a very young age. Just thought I would leave this information if anyone is reelated somehow.

    Thanks Tom

  • Lois L. (McNulty) Short 27 July 2012, 1:50 pm

    Thomas, these are not my McNulty’s. Mine were born in England. My great grandfather was Michael McNulty born in Tyrone Co. Ireland in 1844 and that is about all I know about him. Sorry I am no help. Lois

  • Paul McNulty 29 July 2012, 12:58 am

    Unfortunately no relation.


  • Harry William McNulty IV 29 July 2012, 4:20 am

    Well colin its been a while since I have been on here. I am still trying to locate the other side of my family that had came over to the US. I need some help is there a way I can get assitants locating them?

  • Patricia McNulty 2 August 2012, 11:00 am

    Thomas this is sooo close! I’m looking for my uncle Tom who last I knew was living in England and was in the US coast guard during WW!! or thereabouts. My grandfather (his father) was Thomas Joseph McNulty born in Swinford, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1884. He immigrated to the US and married Stella Browning from West Virginia. He had a brother John who also immigrated to the US.
    Would be nice if you were my uncle or cousin.
    Ishka (Patricia) McNulty

  • Holly 11 August 2012, 2:14 am

    Hi, I’m tring to research my family history, I can trace it back to Anothony McNulty (born abt 1848), son of Patrick Mcnulty and mary Moran. Anthony was born in mt St. patrick, Otario Canada. but his 2 older brothers (Micheal, born abt 1840, and Martin born abt 1837) were born in Ireland and maybe his sister Bridget (born abt1843). I can’t find any record of them in ireland just Canada, but I can’t find when they came to Canada. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • Paul McNulty 12 August 2012, 10:07 pm


  • lois Short 12 August 2012, 10:57 pm

    i found my family on the Canadian Passengers List. And Border Crossings also.
    Maybr you can find yours.
    Happy Hunting! L Short

  • Paul McNulty 12 August 2012, 11:03 pm

    Thank you


  • Maria McNulty 17 August 2012, 3:23 pm

    ANy idea why there is another coar of arms for the Mcnulty’s it has two red chevrons and three red Crosses?

  • Paul McNulty 17 August 2012, 3:50 pm

    No idea but would be interested in knowing.



  • thomas McNulty 17 August 2012, 4:13 pm

    yes there is , in fact I had one for many years that I got in England in the 60″s , it has the motto “minor invintis” ( this is my phonic read on it, I have to find it, put it away a long time ago) supposly it was a product of the “Garvey” line, and related to more southern areas. It could be found in Registary of Arms, three stripes,inverted, lion sentinal.

  • Paul McNulty 17 August 2012, 9:48 pm

    thank you

  • Agnes ( McNulty) Larson 5 September 2012, 11:29 pm

    My fatherr, Martin, was born in Charlestown, Co. Mayo, 1883 Came to US 1913′ They married in 1918 and settled in Plainfield NJ. Was interested in feading about a Frain, I know there was some rlationship there, remember a Tom FRain visiting See I left out my mother, she was Mary Henry, also from Charlestown. When i visited there I painted my name on the wall of a ball court that some of my cousins had built. Only McNulty left in town was Ginger, no relative, and a bit of an odd ball. But my cousin Bridget MC Donnell was a dear! If she were still living I would love to go back

  • Paul McNulty 6 September 2012, 12:17 am

    Sorry Agnes, no connection.

    Paul S. McNulty

  • Stephen McNulty 14 September 2012, 9:58 pm

    Hi i just found this site after trying to find out my family tree as am stuck on my grandfathers father

  • Tony Machin 26 September 2012, 2:15 pm

    As a small child in 1942, I stayed with my parents with the McNulty family who lived at Fairford House, Hillsborough, Northern Ireland. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who has any information on this family.

  • Paul McNulty 26 September 2012, 3:43 pm



  • Mick McNulty 7 November 2012, 6:11 am

    Hi there I’m Mick McNulty from Glasgow. My father was Eneas McNulty his father was Aeneas McNulty and came from Cashel,Achill Island County Mayo I have extensive records going back to 1775 which I’m willing to share.
    Nice site.

  • Alec McNulty 10 November 2012, 8:13 am

    Like the cups. I’m gonna get one for my granny 🙂 How is it that every McNulty has a Kevin, Mark, Michael, Brendan, Marie and a Bernadette? lol Hail Hail we beat Barcalona 🙂

  • Jan 11 November 2012, 3:31 am

    Hi. I have contacted you before and you gave me some great leads. Thanks!. Now I know that my GG grandmother Mary Jane McNulty was born in Corbally, Sligo in 1860. Father John McNulty and Mother Bridget Cavanagh (b. 1824 Co. Mayo) were married in Castleconor RC church in1855. John McNulty has a brother Michael (i.e. my GGs uncle). Looks like Mary Jane’s siblings were Bridget and John and there could have been others

    Mary Jane emigrated to New Zealand in 1877 and died here in 1928

    Are there any relatives out there? I am keen to trace it all back further as am planning a trip to Sligo

    Jan Edwards

  • Paul McNulty 11 November 2012, 10:54 am


    Glad to hear you have been successful thus far. Know that there are many McNulty’s in the Sligo area from my search and travels to IE.

    Since there are millions of records being digitized monthly (for the world), just keep digging and doing postings on Gen, check Family and see if Sligo Library has a site or could direct you more. With the 2013 Event planned, the interest and attention to Genealogy will very likely increase interest and records/contacts.

    Paul S. McNulty

  • Patricia McNulty 11 November 2012, 12:45 pm

    HI Jan
    I wonder if we might be distantly related. a 1901 census for Swinford in county Mayo has my grandfather, Thomas, as the son of John McNulty & Mary Halligan McNulty John was 48 and Mary 38 their children were: Bridgy(18)-Mary(17)-Thomas(16)-Anthony(14)-Martin(12)-Ellen(10)-John(4?)-James(1)
    However, I realise that these names were probably very common. My grandfather and at least one sister (Belle, possibly Bridgy?) and brother (John) immigrated to the US. I don’t know that this family is his but I think he came from Swinford.

  • Jan 12 November 2012, 7:52 pm

    Hi Patricia
    We are possibly related. My lot come from Corballa (aka Corbally), Co Sligo which is just up the road and over the border from Co Mayo. Although it appears that the border has changed over the years

    My gg grandmother Mary Jane’s brother John McNulty was born in 1861 in Corbally. Mary Jane was born in 1860 and their sister Bridget in 1871. I am sure there must have been other children but I can’t find them recorded. Their parents were John McNulty (Born Co Mayo) and Bridget Cavanagh (Bridget born 1824 in Mayo). John McNulty and Bridget Cavanagh were married in Castleconor church in Sligo 1855. Bridget was still alive in the 1901 census and living in Corbally. John McNulty had a brother Michael born 1916 in Mayo

    Mary Jane emigrated here to New Zealand all alone on an assisted passage. She was illiterate. Life must have been tough to leave her family like that and sail off knowing she would never see them again and not knowing what she was headed into

    Your Thomas could possibly be the son of my gg uncle John McNulty. The birth dates don’t quite work as I have mine born 1861 which would make him aged 40 in 1901, but then records were not that accurate then. Do you have any more details?

    I would love to go back further generations. You can email me on



  • Sharon Grosso 25 January 2013, 5:34 am

    My Great, Great Grandfather was Bernard(Bryan) McNulty born 1846 in Co. Mayo. Think his siblings were Thomas, Martin, James, Catherine, etc and they all were the children of Thomas McNulty and Kitty McNicholas. He first appears in the US as a Union soldier that probably enlisted in Philadelphia or NY. He reappears in Cincinnati, Ohio and marries Mgt.(Maggie) Horan who also was born in Co. Mayo. She dies young after having 3 living kids and Bryan then marries Maria Fanning (also born in Mayo)He re inlists in the Army and in then moves back to Cashel, Mayo and is in the 1901 and 1911 census. His McNulty relatives all live in Kilgarriff. Bryan’s oldest son, John marries Mary Mcloughlin of Glan (daughter of Thomas McLoughlin and Mary Carney McLoughlin). John and Mary’s oldest child was my grandfather, Thomas McNulty. John and Mary had 3 kids before moving to Philadelphia and continuing their family. John McNulty served as President of the Mayo Society in Phila in 1927,1928, 1929.
    I have spreadsheets of McNulty marriages, births and gravestones in Mayo and Sligo for the 1825 to 1911 timeframe. It is not complete but it is sizeable and I would be willing to forward to other McNultys searching for their roots.

  • Jeff Halcomb 27 February 2013, 11:21 pm

    Hi I am trying to help my wife find out more about her McNulty family. From what we think the first one of her family line was a John McNulty who came over in the early 1700’s from Dongeal and settled in York County, PA where he died and also left a will. Her family would be:
    John McNulty and Mary LNU
    James McNulty wifes name not known (Green Village, P.A.)
    Charles McNulty b.1791 and Jane McCarrell
    Rev Joseph McCarrell McNulty b.1827 and Hannah B. Lander (Shippensburgh P.A)
    Benjamin Lander McNulty and Amy Brester
    Carrell Stewart McNulty and Marjorie Yagerlehner
    Her father and mother
    My wife

    My wife’s dad do do a 37 marker DNA test at Family Tree DNA but there is no one to match with on that site. Are there any other McNulty’s that have done DNA testing? Any Help would be appreciated.

    Jeff Halcomb and Susan McNulty Halcomb

  • Barbara J. Strube (nee: Cottrell) 16 March 2013, 4:52 pm

    Hi, My Grandmother ( Ellen Bridget McNulty) was born in Foxford,County Mayo about 1879 and came to America when she was nineteen years old and was sponsored by her sister Sister Mary Edmund who was a Dominican Nun in New York City, New York. She had another sister Kate who came to America and three brother who died during the plague in Ireland. My Grandmother died at the age of Ninetyseven in Fort Lee, New Jersey. I know I have distant cousins still there and would like to find them. If you should know any info about them please write to me.

  • Paul S, Mc Nulty 19 March 2013, 11:15 am


    Sorry, no connection that we know of–all my relatives, beginning with my grandfather came from Cork to Boston in the late 1800’s.

    Good luck in your search.


  • Daniel MacNulty 21 March 2013, 8:25 pm

    My dad is Mac, his brother is Mc. 1920s NewYork. Their parents, John McNulty and Bessie Kelly, emmigrated to New York in the very early 1900s. Thanks to the internet I have found several Dan McNulty’s, even one with the same BIRTHDAY as myself. Just stopping by to say hi and thanks for posting this.

  • Cindy Allen 15 April 2013, 5:59 pm

    I am looking for information on my Grandfather’s family, Walter L. McNulty, he lived in South Kingstown Rhode Island, United States, and I believe his father’s name was John McNulty, who came over through Scottland in the late 1800’s My grandfather was born in 1901. He was married to Thearesa Cosgrove. and they had 9 children. I would like to know what part of Ireland he comes from and if there are any more of his relatives there?

  • Paul 17 April 2013, 7:51 pm

    Not any relation to me.


  • Tim Morrissey 3 May 2013, 3:33 pm

    Barbara, I read your March 16, 2013 post with great interest. I live in the Philadelphia area and am a grandson of Catherine McNulty, the older sister of your Ellen McNulty Burton of Ft. Lee. I have done a fair amount of genealogical research of the McNultys in Ireland and the US. Your grandmother Ellen (born October 7, 1873) actually arrived in Philadelphia on the “Pennland” on May 31, 1896 and was sponsored by her sister Kate in Gloucester City, New Jersey, and not by Mary McNulty (Sister Edmund). I have a photograph of your grandmother Ellen taken with my grandmother Catherine in 1934. Please contact me by email so we can exchange genealogical information.

  • Shane 3 May 2013, 11:10 pm

    Hello every one was reading the post and noticed a listing about family and change of name don’t know if this add’s anything to this but in Dromore Old graveyard there is what seem’s to be a large family plot, with three markers out of the four space’s ,all Mc Nulty, but spelt different as Mc Nolty,Mc Nulty and Mc Annulty all on

  • Tim McNulty 12 May 2013, 9:12 pm

    Interesting research Colin, I was wondering if any of your research show a Thomas F. McNulty of the Chicago Police Department who was my grandfather and also John McNulty, (i believe that was his first name) who was a Battilion Chief with the Chicago Fire Department who was my great uncle. I have also seen the family name spelt as McNultey

  • William McNulty 4 June 2013, 5:28 pm

    Gee! So many McNultys here!

  • Jan Edwards 7 June 2013, 9:05 am

    Hi. Message for Sharon Grosso
    Hi Sharon
    I would be interested in seeing your spread sheets of births, marriages and gravestones from Mayo and Sligo from 1825 to 1911. My email is
    Many thanks

  • tom McNulty 7 June 2013, 7:05 pm

    Tim McNulty, it looks like you are my nephew, your Dad is John, my brother, and our family came from Stokestown, Meath., Ireland, where John Mc Nulty, your Great Grandfather, was born to Denis Naulty, in 1869. He came to the US in 1889 and married Cathrine Gannon in 1892 in Chicago, Ill. at that time his marrige licence was in the name of John J. McNaulty, and then shortened over time. I have created a full tree on Ancestery, and will share with you, if you are really Tim as stated. E mail me back, if you would like.

  • Paul McNulty 7 June 2013, 9:03 pm


    No connection to my McNulty,s of Clare/cork that we know of


    Paul s. mcnulty

  • cindy 7 June 2013, 9:03 pm

    Looking for anybody related to Michael McNulty and Maria McNulty her maiden name was (Lynch) they lived in Somer, Westchester, New York in 1900 he Michael was born in Ireland in 1861 and emi in 1888 . If you have any information please contact me Thank you, Cindy

  • joseph mtn man mcnulty 23 July 2013, 10:08 pm

    we live at the ansestrial mcnulty home which pre dates 400yrs. we decend from peter brother of patrick and danial, the boys arrived in amakane around 1865 i can trace, south armagh on the slopes of slieve gullion were the royal dunleveys left for donegal so i think that we returned and not just arrived as they married in to farm most of the town land. we still hold the ranch so if anybody feels like calling to 18 amakane rd co. armagh 02830 838313

  • Paul S, Mc Nulty 1 August 2013, 12:08 pm

    My relatives that we have traced back to the McInerney’s (lived in Ballyea and Terrmcalne, County Cork in the 1835-1845 +/? and then the names evolved to McNulty in abt 1873 in Cork.

    If there are any connections please let us know.

    Thank you


  • Thomas Fahey 6 August 2013, 12:46 pm

    My birth mother, Patricia, is a McNulty. I must have McNulty blood in my veins somewhere.

  • Darlene 21 November 2013, 2:15 pm

    I have info on the McNulty’s that came from Ireland and settled in the “Ottawa” area. They developed land on Mount St Patrick. That worked the land and started a small village that died out but the church still stands and is used for tourist. I have a picture of Father John McNulty and the were about’s of many of the family members that are buried in the cemetery. If you would like to exchange info contact me!! I love to hear what you know!! lets put this info together!

  • Kaye Graham 1 February 2014, 5:43 am

    I was a McNulty before marrying. My father Patrick John McNulty was born 1917 in Melbourne Vic son of George McNulty born Melbourne 1886 who was the son of Annie McNulty Born Melbourne 1866 to Patrick McNulty and Ann McNulty nee Burns or Byrnes. She arrived on Herald of the Morning in Melbourne Nov 1859 and Patrick on the Pocahontas July 1859. On the children’s birth certificates they were married 1857 in Drumcondrath Co Meath. On another birth certificate it states Westmeath. I have been unable to trace the two from Ireland after visiting Ireland twice and doing lots of research. Would anybody know or have heard anything of Patrick and Ann from Ireland.

  • Jane 12 July 2014, 1:58 pm

    Hi my name is Jane and my maiden name was McNulty.

    I am wondering if anyone knows anything about Cornelius/Neil McNulty who married Margaret Conlon on the 18 July 1847 at the Belgian Chapel Southwark.

    I would be very grateful for all your help!

    Kind wishes,

  • Maureen 13 July 2014, 12:53 am

    My McNulty family came over to Quebec in 1847 from Sligo, near Ballysadare. Michael, his wife Margaret Connelly, sons Neil, Charles, daughters Anne and Catherine. They settled near Norwood Ontario. I believe there was a John who came also but when they reached Quebec John was quarantined on the ship. They never saw him again. I have searched but cannot find any McNultys near Ballysadare.

  • Kathleen McNulty Shumaker 24 July 2014, 2:57 am

    I am looking for information regarding my maiden name of McNulty. My father Francis James McNulty may have immigrated from County Cork, Ireland with his Mother Margaret and possibly great-grandmother and maybe an uncle Hugh. There are many stories and such about the circumstances of his birth. I know he lied about his age to get into the military (in Canada) during WWII. I was born in Western, PA and there are some associations through a 1903 and 1910 census in the New York, NY area. If anybody has any information, please contact me.

  • Amanda Jayne Hands 27 August 2014, 12:48 am

    Please help ,my grandparents were Andrew Mcnulty and Elizabeth Mcnulty (nae Martin), I never met my grandad but think i have found a burial plot in belfast 1985. I am trying to research this side of my family as my mum has passed away and i know very little of my Irish family.
    Any help would be great, thanks

  • Sean McNulty 2 September 2014, 3:28 am

    Hey there – I’m currently trying to piece together exactly where our families propensity towards polycystic kidney disease comes from. I’ve tracked the disease back as far as Hugh McNulty passing away from ‘congenital kidney disease’ in 1925 (thanks Kay!) But am genuinely intrigued to see if we can’t find patient Zero! 🙂 Or as close to it as we can find.

    So do any other McNulty’s out there have the condition?

  • Jane 10 September 2014, 1:56 pm


    I am wondering if anyone could help me please as I have come to a stand still with some ancestors of mine while doing a family tree.

    Cornelius (known as Neil) McNulty born about 1817 in Ireland, married Margaret Conlon born about 1827 in Ireland. They married 18th July 1847 in Southwark (England). From their marriage certificate Margaret’s father was called Michael Conlon who was a servant, and Cornelius’s father was John McNulty who may have been a farmer however occupation not very clear. Margaret’s father was a witness, so must have been in Britain at the time of the wedding however Cornelius’s father was not a witness. Therefore their parents look to be alive at the time of their wedding.

    If anyone can help me, I would be thrilled as I would really love to know which part of Ireland they both originated from.

    Thank you in anticipation (a big thank you).


  • Maureen 10 September 2014, 9:12 pm

    Hi Jane:
    I received your comment on your McNulty family. My Great Grandfather was Neil McNulty born 1823 in County Sligo, ireland. He emigrated from the Ballysadare area of Sligo in 1847 and came to Norwood Ontario, Canada. His father was Michael born around 1795 and died somewhere between 1861 and 1871 in Norwood Ontario. Michael was married to Margaret Connelly. In 1847 the family came to Quebec and then to Ontario. With them was Neil, my Gr. Grandfather, Charles 1831-?; Ann 1837-1856; and Catherine 1840-?. These were the only siblings that I could find. There was one other sibling, John, who was sick when they reached Quebec. He was quarantined. The family went on and they never saw John again. No one knows if he survived. Neil married Mary O’Leary in 1856 in Douro Ontario.

  • Jane 11 September 2014, 9:01 am

    Hi Maureen,

    Thank you SO MUCH for the information on Neil. A friend (who has been doing family research a very long time) and I have been trying to find Neil McNulty for ages.

    Neil (Cornelius) was my 2nd Great Grandfather.

    Great! Thank you again so much!

    Kind wishes,

  • Jane 11 September 2014, 2:58 pm

    Hi Maureen,
    On checking the dates I have for my Cornelius (Neil) McNulty, unfortunately your Neil is a different one to mine. I have the marriage certificate for my Cornelius/Neil so I know my details are correct.

    Thank you for your help. It was a nice try!

    Thank you again!

  • Colin McNulty 29 September 2014, 9:05 am

    Anyone interested in buying the domain: ?

    Due to the death of my father Lawrence McNulty, it’s for sale.

    My mother currently uses it for email but she doesn’t really need a whole domain and every little helps as there’s been a big drop in her income now.

    So reasonable offers will be considered. Email: or reply here if you’re interested.

  • Edie Thomas 2 November 2014, 11:33 pm

    Hi, I am trying to track down info on my mom’s father’s family, Charles Herbert McNulty dob 08/25/1890. His mom and dad were George D McNulty & Estelle Mentzer McNulty. We are in Western PA, but I think they were from Emmitsburg, MD.

  • Dianne Lemon 9 November 2014, 12:17 pm

    I’m a descendant from the McNulty’s of Ardatole Donegal, County Donegal Ireland. My grandfather was John and was married twice. His first wife was C. Timoney and 2nd wife was Margaret Gallagher. He his children were Daniel( immigrated to Ohio), Edward, Catherine(also immigrated to Ohio), Ann, Margaret, Thomas and Patrick(immigrated to Cazenovia, New York). Please contact me with any info you might have.

    Kind Regards,

  • sarah taylor jhun 12 November 2014, 9:28 pm

    Please contact me if you have any information about James McNulty who immigrated from Ireland to Pennsylvania during the famine (probably around 1845-18500. He married an Ann(a) Crane (who also immigrated with her family from Ireland). They raised one son (William F.)and three daughters in Delaware county begore moving north to Binghamton,NY in the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s. I have inform which I would gladly share. Sarah Jhun

  • phil mcnulty 19 January 2015, 8:36 pm

    Hi Guys, Someone asked a question about McNulty tartan. Of course anyone is entitled to wear any tartan they like but when our son John got married last year in Edinburgh to a girl (MacKay) from Killearn he wanted a kilt as all the MacKay men were in kilts. There are plenty of Irish tartans and he thought either Ulster or Donegal were appropriate. He decided on ‘Donegal County’ and it looked great. We all had ties made to match and wore the ties to my other son, Joseph’s wedding, a few months later in Liverpool. Hope this is helpful.

  • Jamie 29 March 2015, 3:13 am

    I am trying to find information on one Hugh McNult/McNalty. I do not have a dob or even an idea of birth/death. All I have is that he was married to a lady named Ann and they lived in Canada at some point. They had at least one daughter, Margaret Ann McNulty (Born circa 1838) who went on to marry John Merritt, my great grandfather three times removed. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • Nicola McNulty 29 March 2015, 11:07 pm


    My Great Grandfather McNulty family were from Darlington in the North of England. This was a common place for irish settlers. He moved down to Yorkshire where they had 20 children. All survived into childhood and there were 3 sets of twins. My paternal grandmother was the youngest girl, there was a boy younger than her. I would imagine I have zillions of distant relatives in west Yorkshire. They had the two end terraced houses knocked through. By the time the little ones grew up the older one were married with their own families

  • Kevin McNulty 10 May 2015, 9:45 pm

    Hoping someone can help or point me in direction as I have hit a roadblock.
    Here is what I know: My great, great grandfather -Daniel Webster McNulty born in 1854 in Illinois.
    His father (my g,g,g grandfather) was William C. McNulty who married Sarah Knox Bean McNulty and they were married in January 25th, 1844 in Mercer, Illinois. I cannot find anything further back. I cannot find where William C. McNulty was born or where he died.

    If anyone can assist it would be most appreciated.
    Thanks – Kevin McNulty

  • Richard Jamieson 14 July 2015, 12:46 am

    I discovered that my great-grandmother Brigitte was a McNulty from Mayo who emmigrated
    to Minnesota around 1915.

  • Julie Taylor 28 July 2015, 8:56 am

    Have been doing research in preparation for a trip to Ballyshannon in September this year. My 2x great grandparents were James GILDEA & Mary McNULTY who emigrated to Australia from Ballyshannon in 1837. Their surname was incorrectly transcribed as KILDEA so it was some years before I could find them. Mary’s father on her death certificate was Patrick McNulty – farmer. Mary was born about 1807 give or take a few years and James about 1813. They had two girls both of whom died before arrival in Sydney. They went on to have 7 more children – Robert, Patrick, John, Maria, George, Thomas & Michael. This group of names sounds very much like those of Michelle Morrison (nee McNulty) who posted information on this site in 2011.
    Maybe someone out there has a common ancestor – if so I’d love to hear from you!
    Best wishes
    Julie Taylor
    Sydney, Australia

  • Micheal Ziegler 5 November 2015, 2:24 am

    My grandmothers name was Mary Lavina Mcnulty. Her mother emigrated to the New York or New Jersey area about 11 years after the Titanic sank I believe. Mary then ended up in Minnesota, living in Mankato and Maplewood. She married David Kuhns and settled in Staples, MN. I do not know if their is relations out there as I’m browsing this on mobile.

  • Jordan Taylor 2 December 2015, 1:02 am

    Greetings fellow McNulty’s. My great grandmother was Opal McNulty. But I’m more interested in her father, William McNulty. He was born in Missouri in 1864 but I have no record of who his parents were. He lived with his maternal grandparents, named Richardson, who were originally from Virginia. If anybody is aware of any McNulty’s from either the Missouri or Virginia area, let me know.

  • Sheryl Tuter 27 December 2015, 2:19 am

    My great great grandfather was Joseph Alton McNulty and he came to America with his children in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s and ended up in Texas. My great grand mother was some how miss-named, but ended up with the name Hattie. I was wondering, visiting Ireland, where would be the best place to start to do a little family research?

  • Nicola McNulty 27 December 2015, 8:32 am

    County Mayo is a good county to begin with, Names comes from particular counties. Its a more a catholic name than it is a prodestant one so catholic registers will be a start. Be aware the records in Ireland are not easy to access and a lot of records were destroyed in the civil war in the early 1920’s

  • gillian 25 January 2016, 2:14 am

    Just came across this thread while trying to find out about my McNulty family history. If anyone has any information about my great grandfather James Joseph McNulty from Cook County who married Cornelia Barker I would appreciate it! I know that’s kind of vague, but that’s all I have. Thanks!!

  • Eric Forget 23 February 2016, 7:09 am

    Somebody have informations about m’y GGGGGrandfather Joseph McNulty maried to
    Brigitte McTear At Iberville, Québec. Canada in 1845???

  • Brienne Gerrie 26 February 2016, 9:07 pm

    Hi there,
    I am looking for any information regarding my great aunt Dorothy McAnulty. She is still alive and well for a 90 year old lady, but I am wondering about her history and her family. She had mentioned to me that her mother and father came to Canada from Ireland after their first son passed away (I believe his name started with a ‘J’). After coming to Canada they had my great auntie Dot and my grandmother Diane and my other great aunt Carol (I believe her name was Carol, I never met her). I would love to know more about my great great grandparents (I am unsure of their names, but am hoping to find out soon).
    Also, if anyone on this feed knows anything about the Gerrie clan, who also came over from Ireland and Scotland, that would be amazing!

  • Kerry McNulty 17 March 2016, 1:28 pm

    My ancestors were 3 McNulty brothers left Foxford County Mayo and came to the US around 1923. Two of the three married Ryan girls including my grandfather Michael, this was in 1925.

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of the McNultys!

  • Leslie McNulty 18 March 2016, 8:18 pm

    Hello all McNulty’s-I am a McNulty thru marriage but am the one in the family who is the keeper of the key so to speak.We found the best place to look for family was the area church /parish . We are still looking for family who came to Canada thru Burslam,England and on to Brandon/Winnipeg,Manitoba although many of them moved to the U.S.A. So our McNulty’s are John McNulty son of James McNulty and Bridget McGreal from Roscommon,Ireland.John married Catherine Morriss having childrenJames, Edmond,Mary Anna,Fora/Florence May,John Edward and Thomas McNulty.The family we are looking for are Edmond/Edward,Maria Anna,Florence and John Edward McNulty.John Edward married Dorothy–Maria Anna married John/Jack Lee—Edmond married Lizie Bruno—We have no idea where they dissipeared or where their chidren are. We are from James McNulty who married Maria Ellen McGillicuddy in Winnipeg ,Mb,Canada and we are still here.If any of these names sound familiar we would love to hear from you. Please and Thankyou -Leslie

  • Lynne Magee 2 April 2016, 1:13 am

    I am a McAnulty in Ontario, Canada. My great, great, great grandfather was John McAnulty (born 1806) married to Margaret (born 1828) in Ireland. They came to Canada around 1857 with 6 children—Margaret, Mary, Ann, John, James, and Elizabeth. They had three more children–Thomas– my gg grandfather born 1858, Ali and Sarah. I have not had any luck finding John and Margaret and their children in Ireland or travelling records.

  • Neil mcnulty 8 April 2016, 10:58 pm

    Hi, I’m a McNulty from Darlington, my grandad was called Arthur who was born 1921 in albert hill, Darlington. He had a brother I never met who passed away early 2000s. have you much family info?

  • Maureen Quinn 11 April 2016, 2:52 pm

    Hi Neil:
    I do have quite a bit of McNulty history. My branch came from Sligo in 1847. There was Michael, Margaret Connelly (his wife), their children, Neil born 1823 (my Gr. Grandfather), Charlie, Ann, Catherine and John. When they reached Quebec, John was sick. He was quarantined and the family went on, never to see John again. There is a research centre in Peterborough that may be able to help you. It is called KARA, Kawartha Ancestral Research Association.

  • billy bennett 13 April 2016, 7:33 pm

    hi I would like to hear more from mick mcnulty from Glasgow posted 7th November 2012 my grandmother mary hanlon nee mcnulty came from cashel on achill I know she had a brother eanes who lived in Bannockburn she also had one in London named sport.

  • Briana Proctor (McNulty) 17 April 2016, 4:29 pm

    Hi, my name is Briana and my maiden name is McNulty. I want start searching my McNulty side, but I have VERY little info. In fact, all I have is my grandfather Billy Patrick McNulty from Kearney, Nebraska who was married to Hazel Marie Saunders. They had 6 children; Doglas, Daniel, Debra, DaLinda, Denice, and David. David William is my father. If anyone has ANY info please let me know! Thanks in advance!

  • Kim Scott 22 April 2016, 10:13 pm

    Hi Sharon,

    I’m interested in your records on McNultys from County Mayo. Specifically, the children of John McNulty and Mary Kerrane.

    Thank you!!!


  • Kyle May 4 May 2016, 10:37 pm

    Hi, I am trying to trace my relation to the name McNulty. My great grandmother on both sides was Irish. One of which carried the name McNulty. They moved to Birkenhead UK, not sure when I’m guessing before 1940. We are from Birkenhead. I now live in the Midlands UK.

  • Beverley Scott 10 May 2016, 8:39 pm

    I noticed your post about McNultys’ from Dundee.
    I am a McNulty from Dundee. There are not many of us in Dundee. Please email me.
    My family have been in Dundee for at least 100 years.

  • Elise G S 24 May 2016, 5:17 pm

    Hello Barbara & Kerry
    (Barbara J. Strube (nee: Cottrell) 16 March 2013, & Kerry McNulty 17 March 2016)

    I am writing on behalf of my husband who’s family line is Dempsey – the mother’s line in a family of McNultys from Cashel, Foxford, Mayo, Ireland.

    I’d love to connect with you & share what I’ve learned on the McNultys from Foxford, & their Mother’s (Dempsey) family line.

    Please contact me at so we can share our research!
    Elise & David

  • Patricia Pluemacher (nee Ashcroft) 17 June 2016, 8:57 pm

    I am looking for any relatives on my grandfathers side, I have very little info. My grandfather Thomas P. McNulty b. 1887? (his mother’s name was I believe Mary). Immigrated from Dublin and met my grandmother Sarah Hunt from Swinford County of Mayo on the boat coming over, they settled in East Orange, NJ. I know he had about 5 or 6 siblings, don’t know they any of them came with him. If anyone could be of help as to where I should start looking I would be very grateful. Patti

  • Thomas Smith 1 August 2016, 7:30 pm

    To ThomasF. “Tucker” McNulty: It happens that my grandmother was a McNulty, and her father, brother and nephew were all Thomas France’s McNulty.

    My great grandfather was Thomas Frances McNulty, as was his son, who married Mary Fahey.

  • John Selsky 2 September 2016, 9:06 am

    Greetings from Seattle,
    I’m trying to trace my McNulty line back to Ireland. My G-G-grandfather was John Joseph McNulty (~1835-1913), who was in Wilmington, Delaware by 1860 (census). His immigration year is listed as 1852 in 1910 US census. Married Margaret Hannigan (Hannegan, Hannigton) possibly 1862. Children Anna, John, Susan, Mary (my G-grandmother), whose descendants live in the Philadelphia area. Family lore has it that John Joseph hailed from Co. Donegal. Any info on him or Margaret would be much appreciated. – Cheers, John

  • Leslie McNulty 27 September 2016, 6:26 pm

    Hi Colin -just came across your info regarding your family.Edward/Edmond McNulty b 1880 married Lizie Bruno and Maria Anna [Molly] McNulty b 1885 married Jack Lee.This is part of our McNulty family from Carrowcrukane Roscommon,Ireland.McNulty parents are John McNulty b 1858 d. 1938 and Catherine Moriss b. 1853 d. 1918.This family left Roscommon,Ireland for Burslam,England where a few of their children were born and then on to Brandon,Manitoba.As best we know they had 8 children.Catherine’s Father was Edward Morriss and we believe wife Maria Gordon.We believe they had 7 children in Silverfield,Roscomman.Ireland.They belonged to the Loughlynn Parish in Lissacul.I was looking at your posts and have subitted before but not pick up on the names Bruno and Lee!!
    Look forward to hearing from you. Leslie McNulty

  • Gregory McNulty 29 November 2016, 2:49 am

    I was visiting in Ireland a few years back and met my cousins Maureen and Sinéad McNulty in Drumore near Donegal. Their fathers was Hugh who was the town chemist and they have a huge chart of ancestry. Very cool. Ironically I was in Bundoran which is near ballyshannon and met Florence who is the Bundoran mayor or was at the time.

    Gregory McNulty

  • Mike O'Donnell 4 December 2016, 8:15 pm

    Just ran across your site. Unfortunately, I’m away from home with all my records but, this is what I can recall. My grandmother was Catherine A McNulty. Born in Aclare, County Sligo, and schooled in Foxford. She was born in 1890, 1891 or, 1894 to Anthony McNulty and Winefred (not recalling here maden name). Word has it, her mother died within days of my grandmothers birth. Anthony married again (believe her name was Honoria). Three of my grandmother’s older sisters (Winifred, Bessie, and Annie) immigrated to the Winchester/Woburn, Mass. area – married, and raised their families). The three sisters raised enough money and, in 1912, one of them returned to Co. Sligo to pickup their sister Catherine (my grandmother). In the 1920’s/30’s a couple of my grandmothers nieces came to America to earn enough to return to Ireland and buy land (I believe working as servants as their aunts had). One, along with her childhood boyfriend/husband, bought a bed and breakfast upon return to Ireland. Another of theses sisters and her husband ended up owning a garage in Foxford. Believe my grandfather had two sons carrying his name of Anthony. One by his first wife and the other by his second. The elder namesake went to England, married and soon died (before the younger namesake was born). I believe the eldest sister of my grandmother was named Mary. I believe there was also (in addition to Anthony) an older brother Martin who, took over his mother’s family farm near Aclare. Believe my grandmothers (younger/half silblings were Anthony and Norah).
    If any of this ring bells, please contact me at Mike O’Donnell

  • Susan McNulty 27 January 2017, 4:43 pm

    Hi Colin. I’m hoping that you or someone visiting your site can help me delve deeper into my heritage. I’ve been able to locate my 3rd great-grandfather, Daniel McNulty (b. 1774; d. 1832) from New Rochelle, Westchester, NY through and (buried in North Chili, NY) and additional information passed down. He was married to Lydia Marvin (b. 1776?; d. 1820) and they had 7 children (William being my 2nd great-grandfather). The problem is that I can’t find any information about Daniel’s parents with one exception—his father’s name was John McNulty. I found this information from the Marvin line (descendants of Reinhold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, CT). Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Susan

  • Mary 4 April 2017, 3:01 am

    Hi, wondering if anyone knows the parents of Mary McNulty (b. Ireland 2-4-1817 d. Illinois 10-26-1901) she married a Thomas Cunningham on 2-15-1842 in Ireland. Thanks for any help!

  • Paul McNulty 15 April 2017, 11:10 pm

    Hello to all fellow McNultys.
    I’ve noticed several posts relating to a family motto.
    I came across this several years ago, ( don’t ask me where, I can’t remember) and it has stuck with me.
    It simply says, Much Better Unconquered.

    Also, if anyone is related to Joe McNulty b.1876 from Darlington, m. Grace Dixon. They lived in the Cullingworth/Haworth/Bingley area. I am the grandson of their daughter Frances.

  • Douglas Noltie 24 April 2017, 6:09 pm

    I’ve been told that my surname (Noltie) is a derivative of the McNulty spelling, and of Scottish or Irish origin. Any information out there that would support or refute this hypothesis? Thanks. Doug Noltie.

  • Patrick Beirne 13 June 2017, 6:07 pm

    Is it possible for the Dave McNulty who posted on the 7th July 2009 to contact me.
    My grandmother was Mcnulty from Leitrim

  • BONNIE PEARSON 15 August 2017, 8:21 pm

    My cabin is on a small lake in Wisconsin, named after the original owner. McNulty Lake!

  • Christina Dunleavey 16 February 2018, 1:45 am

    Hi Colin, I feel like I have been researching our ‘Dunleavey’ name forever. It was only recently I had a break through (happy to send you a copy of the marriage cert.). It came in the way of a surprise actually. All I knew about my family was that my grandfather Charles Dunleavey’s who was born in Dundee, was the son of Francis John Dunleavey who married a Margaret McCann, both lived out their lives in Fife, Scotland. I also knew that Francis John Dunleavey was born in Marylebone, England to my gt gt grandfather Francis Hugh John Dunleavey, Esq and his wife Hannah Dickson. I have a copy of their marriage in St Martin’s in the Field in Westminister. I have been unable to find a birth cert for my two times gt grandfather who by the way worked as a butler for a large house in Chelsea, London. On this marriage cert, it states father John Dunleavey, Seaman…..not much to go on. I did however find two Census reports (1841 and 1851), the earlier one shows a sister living with my two times gt grandfather when he was eleven. I googled to see if she later married and then found a marriage certificate……much to my shock and surprise, her full name was Ann Mary McNulty Dunleavey and the father listed Michael John McNulty Dunleavey, Seaman (not John as previously stated on his son’s marriage cert……..I have been in contact with the writer of the McNulty/Dunleavey book and have told him of my find. Would just like your opinion on it Colin, should I now be researching McNulty or Dunleavey??????

  • Peg McCarthy 6 March 2018, 5:20 am

    Looking for information on my great-great grandfather Christopher McNulty, b. late 1700s in Ireland and died 1887 in Ohio. Married a Bridget Murtaugh, also born in Ireland. Sons Joseph, Christopher, and John, daughters Mary Jane and Margaret. Joseph was my great-grandfather, who moved to Kansas around the Civil War era, settled in Olathe. I have been unable to trace Christopher’s origins–can’t find any baptisms.

  • Sydney Reheis 19 March 2018, 3:08 am

    I’m researching my McNulty roots in Ireland, as it seems that i’m of Ulster Irish descent. My 2nd great grandfathers Mortimer’s background is from Ireland and my 2nd great grandma Susan Kelleher had Irish ancestry from Cork, Ireland (She was from a wealthy family that came over from England, she had mother who was related to Francis Galton and a father who’s father was from Ireland *gasp*) Its fun to learn about the origin of last names. The origin of my last name is an interesting tale.

  • Melissa Richardson 10 November 2018, 12:56 am

    Just doing some family research 🙂 Thank you for the information.

  • Tonja McNulty Green 9 December 2018, 6:09 pm

    Interesting! I had (passed on) a cousin Mary Ellen McNulty. She was born to Anthony Edward McNulty & Mary Monica Duffy McNulty. They were both born in Essex, MA. I haven’t found where any of my family came from Ottowa, but, have seen that many from other McNulty families did. So many of the first names are in common as well. Thomas, Patrick, Paul, John.

  • Tonja McNulty Green 9 December 2018, 6:17 pm

    Hi Patricia! (Cousin?) Were your parents Anthony McNulty & Mary Duffy McNulty?

  • Kathryn Geroulo 12 February 2019, 3:16 am

    I’m curious about the meanings in the coat of arms. The lion and the stag I get, but does anyone know what the red hand means?

  • Jim Ferris 2 December 2019, 12:01 am

    Hi Patricia: My wife’s grandfather Arthur S. McNulty were also from County Mayo, but settled outside of Saint Louis, MO (USA). Wonder if you are related?

  • Phil McNulty 15 December 2019, 11:51 am

    Hi all,
    Frustratingly, I have very little information about where my McNulty family journey goes to.
    Ancestry DNA seems to have locked me down to County Mayo… which I have seen reference to a few times.
    However, my grandparents travelled from Newcastle Upon Tyne in the early 1930s, to Newcastle Australia.
    I seem to be able to travel far enough back to find a William McNulty born 1815- his wife was Ann (no surname specified).
    Am hoping someone knows the story beyond this. My father is the last of his generation left alive and he has no clue whatsoever… so putting out there for others…


  • Kevin McNulty 7 January 2020, 2:12 am

    I believe it is ” Much greater unconquered”.

  • Kevin McNulty 7 January 2020, 2:16 am

    Large McNulty clan in Nebraska.
    I’m from Cozad, my father is from Oconto.

  • Louise 27 January 2020, 12:45 am

    I am related to some McNulty’s from Inverell – Michael & Margaret McNulty were my G-Grandparents; their son, Albert, is my Grandfather – his brothers were Colin and Sydney Clarence (mt Great Uncles). The three brothers were all ANZACs.

  • Mary Kilbane Green 3 March 2020, 8:27 pm

    Researching my family genealogy. Looking for any records on my great grandmother, Ellen McNulty Masterson. Daughter of Anne(McGinty) & Patrick McNulty of Achill Island. Married to Patrick (bawn) Masterson circa 1880’s. Mother of Mary Masterson Kilbane born 1888. Ellen died shortly or within 1 year of giving birth to Mary.
    Any help would be most appreciated

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