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Before Irish names were translated into English, Molony 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)


Molony Early Origins



The surname Molony was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) 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)

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Molony Spelling Variations


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Molony Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Molony revealed many variations, including Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.

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Molony Early History


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Molony Early History



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

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Molony Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Molony Early Notables (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 Molony Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Molony:

Molony Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Molony settled in Boston in 1763
  • John Molony, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1763

Molony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Molony, who arrived in New York in 1830
  • Thomas Molony, aged 24, landed in Missouri in 1847

Molony Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ann Molony, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • James Molony, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Bridget Molony, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Daniel Molony, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Mary Molony, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Molony Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Ann Molony arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848
  • Edmund Molony, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • John Molony, aged 26, a shepherd, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Margaret Molony, aged 23, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • Thomas Molony, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "British Empire"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Molony (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Molony (post 1700)



  • Steven Molony (b. 1988), American actor, screenwriter, and film producer, known for his work in Efficiency (2014), Pinching Penny (2011) and The Moment After (2011)
  • Richard Sheppard Molony (1811-1891), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois (1851-1853)
  • Richard Molony (1839-1938), American wheelwright, a blacksmith and a manufacturer of carriages; he built the first patrol wagon for the Los Angeles Police Department and the first hook-and-ladder for the city fire department
  • Richard Sheppard Molony (1811-1891), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Illinois 4th District, 1851-53
  • Joseph P. Molony, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960
  • Charles T. Molony, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Gloucester County, 1868
  • Sister Mary Xavier Molony P.B.V.M. (1781-1865), Irish Presentation Sister, the first nun to establish Catholic schools in Newfoundland
  • Senan Molony, Irish current Political Editor for the Irish Daily Mail, former Deputy Political Editor for the Irish Independent
  • Thomas Desmond Molony (b. 1937), 3rd Baronet of the City of Dublin, Irish peer
  • Sir Hugh Francis Molony (1900-1976), 2nd Baronet of the City of Dublin, Irish peer
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  9. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Molony Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Molony Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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