Moroney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Gaelic name used by the Moroney family in ancient Ireland was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.
Early Origins of the Moroney family
The surname Moroney was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Moroney family
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Moroney Spelling Variations
Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Moroney were found in the archives researched. These included Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.
Early Notables of the Moroney family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Moroney is the 14,811st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Moroney migration to the United States +
In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North America. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Moroney or a variant listed above, including:
Moroney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Patrick Moroney, who arrived in New York in 1845 
- John Moroney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1857
- J M Moroney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 
Moroney migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Moroney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Bridget and Catherine, Michael, and Patrick Moroney, who all, who arrived in Canada in 1840
- Mr. Patrick Moroney, aged 60 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Hibernia" but died on Grosse Isle in June 1847 
- Mr. Timothy Moroney, aged 35 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing 19th May 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th July 1847 but he died on board 
Moroney migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Moroney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Conner Moroney, aged 30, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard" 
- Ellen Moroney, aged 34, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet" 
- Ann Moroney, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
- Catherine Moroney, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
- Bridget Moroney, aged 18, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"
- ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Moroney migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Moroney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Moroney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
- Michael Moroney, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
- John Moroney, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
- James Moroney, aged 20, a farm labourer, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
- Miss Maria Moroney, (b. 1859), aged 24, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Westland" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd October 1883 
Contemporary Notables of the name Moroney (post 1700) +
- James Francis "Jim" Moroney (1883-1929), American Major League Baseball pitcher
- Shane Moroney (b. 1989), American soccer player in the North American Soccer League
- Robert H. Moroney, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Franklin County, 1932, 1934
- Robert Moroney, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1956
- James J. Moroney, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Pleasantville, New York, 1947
- J. Francis Moroney, American politician, Delegate to New Jersey State Constitutional Convention from Warren County, 1947
- George B. Moroney, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Canton, 1934
- Elizabeth J. Moroney, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996
- Michael "Mick" Moroney (b. 1950), Irish retired hurler
- Thomas "Tommy" Moroney (1923-1981), former Irish soccer and rugby union player
- ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Related Stories +
- ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
- ^ 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)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 48)
- ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
- ^ South Australian Register Friday 14 October 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Standard 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1853.shtml
- ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Isle of Thanet 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/isleofthanet1854.shtml.
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html