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Mahoney Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ‘descendant of Mathghamhain’ a byname meaning ‘good calf’ a kenning for ‘bear’. There were two families in Ireland called O'Mahony in Cork and north-east Ulster. In Ulster Ó Mathghamhna has often been Anglicized as McMahon apparently by analogy with the later Mac Mathghamhna chieftain family in Monaghan.

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

Similar surnames: Maloney, O'mahoney, Moroney, Mooney, Mahon, Malone, Maney, Mchaney

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Where is the Mahoney family from?

You can see how Mahoney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mahoney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mahoney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Mahoney families living in Massachusetts. This was about 23% of all the recorded Mahoney's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Mahoney families in 1840.
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What did your Mahoney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mahoney. 13% of Mahoney men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Mahoney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mahoney were Farmer and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 56,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahoney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 57,000 military records available for the last name Mahoney. For the veterans among your Mahoney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mahoney lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mahoney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Mahoney in 1942 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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