Maroney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gaelic name used by the Maroney family in ancient Ireland was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.

Early Origins of the Maroney family

The surname Maroney was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Early History of the Maroney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Maroney research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Maroney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Maroney Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Maroney family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.

Early Notables of the Maroney family (pre 1700)

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United States Maroney migration to the United States +

Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Maroneys:

Maroney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Maroney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]
  • Joseph Michael Maroney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Mike Maroney, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1872 [1]
  • Thomas Maroney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]

Australia Maroney migration to Australia +

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

Maroney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Patrick Maroney, (b. 1809), aged 33, Irish farm labourer from Tipperary, Ireland, UK travelling aboard the ship "Palestine" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 6th March 1842 [2]
  • Mrs. Ellen Maroney, (b. 1819), aged 23, Cornish house servant travelling aboard the ship "Palestine" arriving in Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia on 6th March 1842 [2]
  • Thomas Maroney, aged 25, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "General Hewett"

New Zealand Maroney migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Maroney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Maroney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Weymouth" in 1866
  • M. Maroney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Weymouth" in 1866
  • Catherine Maroney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Weymouth" in 1866
  • Miss Catherine Maroney, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Weymouth" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd July 1866 [3]
  • Mr. John Maroney, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Weymouth" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd July 1866 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Maroney (post 1700) +

  • McKayla Rose Maroney (b. 1995), American fifteen-time gold medalist artistic gymnast
  • Denman Maroney (b. 1949), American jazz musician
  • Kelli Joan Maroney (b. 1960), American actress who has starred in film and in television, best known for her role on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1979-1981, 1982-1983)
  • Laurence Maroney (b. 1985), American NFL football running back
  • Steve Maroney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 2008 [4]
  • Pat Maroney, American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 2008; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2008 [4]
  • Mary Maroney, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Missouri 3rd District, 2000 [4]
  • Martin J. Maroney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Avon, 1918 [4]
  • James E. Maroney (b. 1899), American Democrat politician, Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Lawyer [4]
  • Anita Maroney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2004 [4]
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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