was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.
since ancient times.
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The spelling of names in Ireland
during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations
such as Moroney, Mulroney, Maroney, Morooney, Mulrooney, Mullrooney, Marooney and many more.
The English-ruled Ireland
of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North America. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name Mulrooney:
Mulrooney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John and Thomas Mulrooney, who settled in Philadelphia in 1872
Mulrooney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Mulrooney, who settled in Harbour Grace in 1816
- James Mulrooney, aged 35, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland
- Mrs. Mary Mulrooney, aged 30 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Urania" departing 9th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board CITATION[CLOSE]
Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 90)
Mulrooney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Catherine Mulrooney, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
- Patrick Mulrooney, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"