Mulaney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Mulaney family

The surname Mulaney 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 Mulaney family

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

Mulaney Spelling Variations

The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Mulaney family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Molony, Maloney, O'Maloney, O'Molony, MacLoughney and many more.

Early Notables of the Mulaney 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...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mulaney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Mulaney migration to Australia +

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

Mulaney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Mulaney, English convict who was convicted in Clerkenwell, London, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Belgravia" on 4th April 1866, arriving in Western Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Mulaney (post 1700) +

  • E. E. Mulaney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1912, 1920 [4]


  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. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 30th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/belgravia
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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