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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.

Moroney Early Origins



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.

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Moroney Spelling Variations


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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.

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Moroney Early History


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Moroney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Moroney research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Moroney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Moroney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Moroney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Moroney 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bridget and Catherine, Michael, and Patrick Moroney, who all arrived in Canada in 1840

Moroney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Conner Moroney, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Standard"
  • Ellen Moroney, aged 34, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Isle of Thanet"
  • Ann Moroney, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Catherine Moroney, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Bridget Moroney, aged 18, a farm servant, 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 Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Moroney arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1868
  • Michael Moroney, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • John Moroney, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1878
  • James Moroney, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Moroney (post 1700)


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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
  • Michael "Mick" Moroney (b. 1950), Irish retired hurler
  • Thomas "Tommy" Moroney (1923-1981), former Irish soccer and rugby union player
  • Suzanne Mary "Sue" Moroney (b. 1964), New Zealand politician, member of the New Zealand Labour Party
  • John Moroney (1917-1999), Australian cricketer who played in seven Tests from 1949 to 1951
  • Kenneth Edward "Ken" Moroney AO, APM (b. 1946), 19th Commissioner of the New South Wales Police in Australia from 2002 to 2007
  • Davitt Moroney (b. 1950), British-born musicologist, harpsichordist, and organist

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Moroney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

    The Moroney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Moroney 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.

    This page was last modified on 17 March 2016 at 07:02.

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