Mahoney Family History

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Mahoney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ‘descendant of Mathghamhain’, a byname meaning ‘good calf’.

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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Mahoney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mahoney name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mahoney. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Mahoney Family Origin

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Mahoney Family Occupations

What did your Mahoney ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Mahoney family was Keeps House. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahoney. The most common Mahoney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 23% of Mahoney's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mahoney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mahoney Historical Records

What Mahoney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 316,000 census records available for the last name Mahoney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahoney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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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Draft Card

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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Mahoney Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mahoney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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