Marrone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
The Gaelic name used by the Marrone family in ancient Ireland was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.
Early Origins of the Marrone family
The surname Marrone 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 Marrone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Marrone research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Marrone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Marrone Spelling Variations
The search for the origins of the name Marrone family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.
Early Notables of the Marrone family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Marrone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Marrone family
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 Marrones: Bridget and Catherine, Michael and Patrick Moroney, who all arrived in Canada in 1840; John Moroney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857; John and Thomas Mulrooney, who settled in Philadelphia in 1872. In Newfoundland, Patrick Mulrooney settled in Harbour Grace in 1816.
Contemporary Notables of the name Marrone (post 1700) +
- Ignacio Marrone, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Trapani, 1884-98 
Related Stories +