An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the Irish Malloney family come from? What is the Irish Malloney family crest and coat of arms? When did the Malloney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Malloney family history?Before Irish names were translated into English, Malloney had a Gaelic form of O Maoldhomhnaigh, which means descendant of a servant of the Church.
Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Malloney that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.
First found in County Clare, where O'Moloney, were chiefs of Cuiltenan, now the parish of Kiltonanlea, in the barony of Tulla.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malloney research. Another 449 words(32 lines of text) covering the years 1601 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Malloney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Malloney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of Malloney or one of its variants: Eleanor Moloney settled in Boston, Massachusetts. in 1767; Joseph Moloney settled in Pennsylvania in 1772; Biddy, Edmund, George, James, John, Michael, and Patrick Molony all arrived in Canada in 1847.
The Malloney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Malloney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:51.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.