Before Irish names were translated into English, Moloughney 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 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." 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 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... Another 64 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Moloughney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Moloughney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 30th May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) John Banks 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/johnbanks1855.shtml