Ireland was O Maolruanaidh, which means descendant of Ruanaidh or descendant of Rooney.
Early Origins of the Mulrooney family
Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.
Early History of the Mulrooney family
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Mulrooney Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Mulrooney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Mulrooney family to the New World and Oceana
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
Mulrooney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Mulrooney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Mulrooney (post 1700)
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