Show ContentsMorony History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Gaelic name used by the Morony family in ancient Ireland was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.

Early Origins of the Morony family

The surname Morony 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 Morony family

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Morony Spelling Variations

Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations of the surname Morony are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.

Early Notables of the Morony family (pre 1700)

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United States Morony migration to the United States +

A massive wave of Irish immigrants hit North America during the 19th century. Although many early Irish immigrants made a carefully planned decision to leave left Ireland for the promise of free land, by the 1840s immigrants were fleeing a famine stricken land in desperation. The condition of Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s can be attributed to a rapidly expanding population and English imperial policies. Those Irish families that arrived in North America were essential to its rapid social, industrial, and economic development. Passenger and immigration lists have revealed a number of early Irish immigrants bearing the name Morony:

Morony Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J C Morony, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Alexander Morony, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [1]

Australia Morony migration to Australia +

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

Morony Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Morony, (b. 1788), aged 30, Irish labourer who was convicted in Tipperary, Ireland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl St Vincent" on 9th August 1818, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1832 [2]
  • Mary Morony, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849 [3]
  • John Morony, aged 20, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [3]
  • Mary Morony, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" [3]
  • John Morony, aged 46, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Charlotte Jane" [4]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Morony (post 1700) +

  • Fred F. Morony, American Democratic Party politician, Postmaster at Chesterton, Indiana, 1893-97
  • Andrea Morony, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 2012

  1. 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)
  2. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th September 2021). Retrieved from
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HARRY LORREQUER 1849. Retrieved from
  4. South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLOTTE JANE 1852. Retrieved on Facebook