Malony History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Before Irish names were translated into English, Malony had a Gaelic form of O Maoldhomhnaigh, which means descendant of a servant of the Church. [1]

Early Origins of the Malony family

The surname Malony was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where O'Moloney, "were chiefs of Cuiltenan, now the parish of Kiltonanlea, in the barony of Tulla." [2]

Important Dates for the Malony family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Malony research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1925, 1865, 1949, 1900, 1976, 1937, 1601, 1690, 1726 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Malony History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Malony Spelling Variations

Lacking standardized spellings, scribes and church officials recorded people's name according to how they sounded. This practice often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Malony are preserved in the archival documents of the period. The various spellings of the name that were found include Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.

Early Notables of the Malony family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family at this time was Father Donough O'Molony who was tortured to death in 1601. John Mullowney (c. 1690-1726) was born in Derrew, near Ballyheane, County Mayo who began his career as a horse thief and was sentenced to death in Castlebar in his youth. The Grand Jury made a deal with him in which...
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Malony migration to the United States

Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the Malony family name:

Malony Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Richard Malony, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767 [3]
Malony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Malony, who arrived in America in 1811 [3]
  • Thomas Malony, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [3]
  • William Malony, aged 20, who arrived in New York in 1854 [3]
  • Mary Malony, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1854 [3]
  • Peter Malony, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Malony migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Malony Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Michael Malony, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843

Malony migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Malony Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Malony, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 [4]
  • John Malony, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 [4]
  • Margaret Malony, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Constance" in 1849 [4]
  • Harriet Malony, aged 18, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Stag" [5]
  • Edmund Malony, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer" [6]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Malony (post 1700)

  • Major-General Harry James Malony (1889-1971), American Director of the Historical Division, Department of the Army (1947-1949) [7]
  • R. S. Malony, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868 [8]

Citations

  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Constance.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STAG 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Stag.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WANDERER 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Wanderer.htm
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, April 11) Harry Malony. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Malony/Harry_James/USA.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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