Moloughney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Moloughney family

The surname Moloughney 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]

Early History of the Moloughney family

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

Moloughney Spelling Variations

Names during the Middle Ages were typically recorded as they sounded and in many cases, one's surname spelling changed with each record. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Moloughney family name include Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.

Early Notables of the Moloughney 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 made a deal with him in which...
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Australia Moloughney migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Moloughney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Judith Moloughney, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "John Banks" [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Moloughney (post 1700) +

  • Thomas "Tom" Moloughney (1940-2021), Irish hurler who played at club level with Kilruane MacDonagh's and at inter-county level with Tipperary


  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. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml


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