Dear Nancy, thank you for your reply and clarification. I have travelled in Ireland and checked out all of the phone books and found no Mulleys. There is a web page about Irish heritage for the name "Mullee" which goes on about an Irish clan which also includes the name "Mulley". I am sceptical about our name having Irish origins. When I can find it I have a family tree which goes back about three centuries. My line of the family has about 5 generations in a small country town of New South Wales Australia known as Mudgee. In fact I was born there. Prior to that the family came from BarnhamSuffolk in Great Britain. It is part of East Anglia and this is the area where the invaders entered England centuries ago. Having travelled in Europe I was surprised to find quite a number of Mulleys in Austria. My family tree suggests that the name of Mulley has existed in the town of Suffolk for centuries. A reference in Mediaeval names of Suffok shows that in this rural though comparatively well populated area there were numerous occupational names. Amongst them Barber lists Mulley quite simply as being from the Anglo-Saxon mule, French mulie, a personal occupational name meaning a miller.(as in a flour miller)In the Anglo Saxon "mula" means a miller.In old English and Middle English the word "mylle" means a mill. Again the term "mulle stones" are mill stones used for grinding flour. I suspect this is the origin of the name Mulley. Especially in light of the fact the area around Suffolk had rivers or canals which were ubundant with water generated flour grinding mills. (so I am informed). If you choose you may email me direct at email@example.com Otherwise you may post another message. I dont know any more about the Mulleys from the West Indies. Will be fascinated to know more as I am sure you are. Kind Regards, Robert Mulley.