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Multiple Origins for the Surname Muldowney



Gaelic, otherwise known as Early Modern Irish, was used in Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Muldowney as O Dúnadhaigh. The name is essentially derived from the word dún which means fort.

Muldowney Early Origins



The surname Muldowney was first found in the twelfth century.

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Muldowney Spelling Variations


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Muldowney Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Muldowney family name. Variations found include O'Downey, Dawney, MacDowney, MacEldowney, Muldowney and many more.

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Muldowney Early History


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Muldowney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Muldowney research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the year 1420 is included under the topic Early Muldowney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muldowney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Muldowney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was the O'Dunadhaigh sept found in Luchair, the old name of a region that lay on the borders of...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Muldowney 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Muldowney:

Muldowney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Muldowney came to America when he was 38
  • John Muldowney, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • William Muldowney, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Brid. Muldowney, aged 20, who landed in America from Queenstown, in 1897

Muldowney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sylvester J. Muldowney, aged 34, who emigrated to America from Dublin, in 1904
  • Ellen Muldowney, aged 21, who settled in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1905
  • Mary Muldowney, aged 19, who settled in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1907
  • Sarah Muldowney, aged 19, who landed in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1908
  • Michael Muldowney, aged 1, who settled in America from Ballacolla, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Muldowney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Muldowney, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Muldowney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Muldowney (post 1700)



  • Michael Joseph Muldowney (1889-1947), American politician, Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Shirley "Cha Cha" Muldowney (b. 1940), born Shirley Ann Roque, American "First Lady of Drag Racing", winner of 18 NHRA national events
  • Paul Muldowney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maryland 6th District, 1994; Candidate for Maryland State House of Delegates District 2-C, 1998
  • Michael Joseph Muldowney (1889-1947), American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 3rd District, 1925-29
  • Dominic Muldowney (b. 1952), British composer

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Muldowney Historic Events


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Muldowney Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Joseph  Muldowney (1912-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Muldowney Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    10. 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.
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    The Muldowney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Muldowney 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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