The Irish name Miney was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Maolmhuaidh, which is derived from the word "muadh," which has the dual meaning of "noble" and "big and soft."
Early Origins of the Miney family
The surname Miney was first found in County Offaly
(Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland
in the Province of Leinster
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Miney family
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Miney Spelling Variations
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations
for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Miney were encountered in the archives: Molloy, Mulloy, Miley, O'Molloy, O'Mulloy, Mullee and many more.
Early Notables of the Miney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Miney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Miney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Michael Miney, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
The Miney Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Malo mori quam foedari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.