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

Mulrooney Early Origins



The surname Mulrooney 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.

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Mulrooney Spelling Variations


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Mulrooney Spelling Variations



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.

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Mulrooney Early History


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Mulrooney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mulrooney research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Mulrooney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mulrooney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mulrooney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mulrooney 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 settled in Harbour Grace in 1816
  • James Mulrooney, aged 35, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Trafalgar" from Galway, Ireland

Mulrooney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Mulrooney, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Patrick Mulrooney, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulrooney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mulrooney (post 1700)



  • Edward Pierce Mulrooney (1874-1960), New York City Police Commissioner from 1930 to 1933
  • Belinda Mulrooney (1872-1967), Irish-born, American entrepreneur, claimed to be the "richest woman in the Klondike"; she lost her first fortune then amassed a second which lasted the rest of her life
  • John Mulrooney, American comedian, humorist and television show host of The Late Show
  • Richard Mulrooney (b. 1976), American former soccer player
  • Paul Mulrooney (b. 1990), Scottish professional football midfielder
  • Charles Richard Mulrooney (1906-1989), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn from 1959 to 1981

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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    The Mulrooney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mulrooney 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 30 November 2014 at 18:08.

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