Before Irish names were translated into English, Melone had a Gaelic form of O Maoldhomhnaigh, which means descendant of a servant of the Church. CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
Early Origins of the Melone family
The surname Melone 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
Early History of the Melone family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Melone research.Another 381 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1925, 1865, 1949, 1900, 1976, 1937, 1601, 1690, 1726 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Melone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Melone Spelling Variations
One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname Melone were found in the many archives researched. These included Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.
Early Notables of the Melone 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... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Melone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Melone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Melone Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Thomas Melone, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750