Mullins comes from the Irish Ó Maoláin. This literally translates as “bald” – in the way a monk might be bald. This Irish name also translates into a number of surnames in different parts of the country: Mullan, Mullen, Mellon and MacMullen.
It is typically Mullins in County Clare, Mullane in County Cork, and Mullan in Counties Galway and Derry.
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Remember – at Your Irish Heritage we consider an “Irish Surname” to be one that belongs in your family. It may belong to an ancestor who lived in Ireland at one stage. We consider old Gaelic, Viking, Norman and planter names to be all Irish – if they fit this criteria.
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