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The forbears of the name Muldowney are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived in the old barony of Duny or Downy, which was also called Douney in 1331, in the parish of Monikie, Angus. The surname is still commonplace in the district and Downie is one of the oldest names in the parish of Kemnay.

Muldowney Early Origins



The surname Muldowney was first found in the parish of Monikie in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire. One of the first records of the name was Duncan de Dunny who witnessed a discussion of boundaries of Tulloes (Tulloch) and Conon in 1254.

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Muldowney Spelling Variations


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Muldowney Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Muldowney has been spelled Downey, Downie, Downy, MacIldowney, MacIldownie, MacDowney, MacDownie, O'Downey 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 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1330, 1402, and 1550 are 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)



More information is included under the topic Early Muldowney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Muldowney In Ireland


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Muldowney In Ireland



Some of the Muldowney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 194 words (14 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Muldowney were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    3. 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).
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    7. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    8. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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.

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