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Rooney Family History

Rooney Name Meaning
reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’.reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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189,127 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
24,093 Military Records
33,674 Immigration Records
143,059 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Rooney Families

  • Number of Rooney families
     429 - 855
     144 - 428
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Rooney families
     493 - 984
     165 - 492
     1 - 164
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Rooney families
     297 - 592
     100 - 296
     1 - 99
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Rooney Family Origin

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Rooney Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Rooney

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Rooney Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Rooney Civil War Service Records

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