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Maloney Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Dhomhnaigh ‘descendant of the devotee of the Church’. Compare Muldowney.

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


Similar surnames: Malone, Mahoney, Moroney, Cloney, Mooney, Maney, Money, Mulroney

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Where is the Maloney family from?

You can see how Maloney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Maloney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Maloney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Maloney families living in New York. This was about 24% of all the recorded Maloney's in USA. New York had the highest population of Maloney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Maloney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Maloney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Maloney. 12% of Maloney men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Maloney women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Maloney were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 43,000 immigration records available for the last name Maloney. 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 Cards

There are 45,000 military records available for the last name Maloney. For the veterans among your Maloney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Maloney lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Maloney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Maloney in 1940 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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