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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Mahaney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mathghamhna, which is derived from the word mathghamhan, which means bear. The modern spelling is O Mahúna.

Mahaney Early Origins



The surname Mahaney was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mahaney Spelling Variations


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Mahaney Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Mahaney revealed many variations, including Mahoney, O'Mahoney, O'Mahony, Mahony and others.

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Mahaney Early History


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Mahaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mahaney research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1639, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Mahaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mahaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mahaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mahaney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Mahaney:

Mahaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Mahaney, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Lizzie Mahaney, aged 20, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Ellen Mahaney, aged 36, who landed in America from Ballineen, in 1899

Mahaney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Nellie Mahaney, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1900
  • John Mahaney, aged 32, who emigrated to the United States from Athea, Co. Limerick, Ireland, in 1906
  • Anna Mahaney, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1909
  • Tomas Mahaney, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Timothy Mahaney, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1920

Mahaney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Daniel Mahaney U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway, [Shelbourne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 397 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 20, 1783 at East River, New York, USA [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mahaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mahaney (post 1700)



  • Stephen Mahaney, American mathematician who discovered Mahaney's theorem, a theorem in computational complexity theory
  • Jack Mahaney (b. 1844), American criminal, thief, confidence man and gang leader in New York City during the late-19th century; he successfully escaping from virtually every major prison in the eastern United States including The Tombs and Sing Sing
  • Hilary F. Mahaney Sr. (1902-1969), American football player and coach, known for his work with the Boston University Terriers in 1930 and 1931
  • Charles Joseph Mahaney (b. 1953), American former leader of Sovereign Grace Ministries
  • Kevin P. Mahaney (b. 1962), American silver medalist sailor at the 1992 Olympic Games
  • Larry Mahaney, American businessman and philanthropist, eponym of the Larry Mahaney Diamond, a baseball stadium in Orono, Maine

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Mahaney Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Mahaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mahaney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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