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

Mahony Early Origins



The surname Mahony 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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Mahony Spelling Variations


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Mahony Spelling Variations



One name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer because one must realize that attempting to record a Gaelic name in English is a daunting task at the best of times. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Mahony family name include Mahoney, O'Mahoney, O'Mahony, Mahony and others.

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Mahony Early History


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Mahony Early History



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

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Mahony Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mahony Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mahony 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



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 Mahony or one of its variants:

Mahony Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Teag Mahony, who arrived in Maryland in 1668
  • Ellen Mahony, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Mall Mahony, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Mahony Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Paul Mahony, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Margaret Mahony, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Dennis Mahony, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1766
  • Darby Mahony was a shoreman in Torbay in 1774

Mahony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F Mahony, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • John Mahony, who landed in Mississippi in 1844
  • James S Mahony, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • Mary Mahony, aged 17, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Jeremian Mahony, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mahony Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Patrick Mahony, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Pat Mahony was a fisherman of St. John's, Newfoundland in 1774 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Mahony, from Mitchelstown, County Cork, an Irish convict, landed at Petty Harbour in 1789

Mahony Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Maurice Mahony from County Cork was married at Rider's Harbour in 1819
  • Bridget Mahony, aged 30, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • Henry Mahony, aged 26, arrived in Canada in 1823
  • John Mahony, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • John Mahony, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mahony Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Mahony, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Ellen Mahony, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Jane Mahony, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Mary Mahony, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Elgin"
  • Bridget Mahony, aged 16, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Elgin" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mahony Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Mahony, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1870
  • Ellen Mahony, aged 22, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Daniel Mahony, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877
  • Terence Mahony, aged 34, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • Johannah Mahony, aged 28, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mahony (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mahony (post 1700)



  • John J. Mahony, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Derby; Elected 1930; postmaster at Derby, Connecticut, 1936-46
  • John J. Mahony, American politician, U.S. Consul in Algiers, 1852
  • James F. Mahony, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 11th District, 1916-17
  • Frances L. Mahony, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 34th District, 2002
  • Leo Halpin Mahony (b. 1931), American architect
  • Eoghan Mahony, American television writer and producer
  • Roger Michael Mahony (b. 1936), American cardinal and retired prelate of the Roman Catholic Church
  • Philip Mahony (1897-1972), Irish Clann na Talmhan politician
  • Tom Mahony, Irish sportsperson
  • Pauric 'Paudie' Mahony (b. 1992), Irish hurler
  • ... (Another 10 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  7. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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The Mahony Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mahony 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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