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Moloney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


The surname Moloney 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]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 Moloney family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moloney 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 Moloney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Moloney Spelling Variations


The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. One must realize that attempting to record a Gaelic name in English is a daunting task at the best of times. Even today the translation is a difficult one. Accordingly, research into the name Moloney revealed spelling variations, including Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.

Early Notables of the Moloney 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 Moloney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Moloney family to the New World and Oceana


Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North America. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Moloney:

Moloney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eleanor Moloney, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Eleanor Moloney, who settled in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767
  • Joseph Moloney, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1772

Moloney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Moloney, who landed in Michigan in 1845 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Michael Moloney, who arrived in Illinois in 1856-1864 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Moloney, aged 25, who arrived in New York, NY in 1872 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Patrick Moloney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1875 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Moloney, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1887 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Moloney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Francis Moloney, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • James Moloney, aged 30, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland

Moloney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Susanna Moloney, aged 15, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml
  • John Moloney, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Time and Truth" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Thursday 9th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Time and Truth 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/timeandtruth1854.shtml.
  • Margaret Moloney, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"
  • Catherine Moloney, aged 30, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"
  • Laurence Moloney (aged 25), a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Moloney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Moloney, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Ellen Moloney, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • J. Moloney, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • Ellen Moloney, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Mary Moloney, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Moloney (post 1700)


  • William Arthur Moloney (1876-1915), American track and field athlete at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris, France
  • Janel Moloney (b. 1969), American Primetime Emmy Award winning actress, best known for her role as Donna Moss on the television series The West Wing
  • Frederick Graham “Fred” Moloney (1882-1941), American bronze medalist at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris
  • Janel Wallace Moloney (b. 1969), American two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominated actress, known for The West Wing (1999), Bang Bang You're Dead (2002) and Desperate Measures (1998)
  • Frederick Moloney (b. 1880), American Olympian who won bronze for 110m hurdles at the 1900 games
  • Terry Moloney (b. 1969), American writer, producer, director and editor
  • Michael C. Moloney (b. 1963), American Decorator and television personality
  • Michael R. Moloney, American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate 13th District; Elected 1975; Elected unopposed 1979, 1983, 1988 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael J. Moloney, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 12th District, 1998, 2002 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John J. Moloney (b. 1904), American politician, Mayor of Covington, Kentucky, 1952-55, 1960-63; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1966 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Moloney family



Air New Zealand Flight 901

  • Mr. Nicholas John Moloney (1934-1979), New Zealander Flight Engineer, from Auckland, New Zealand working aboard the Air New Zealand sightseeing Flight 901 when it flew into Mount Erebus; he died in the crash

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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. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml
  5. ^ South Australian Register Thursday 9th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Time and Truth 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/timeandtruth1854.shtml.
  6. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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