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Molloy Name Meaning

Irish:: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuaidh ‘descendant of Maolmhuadh’ a personal name based on maol ‘youth chieftain’ and muad ‘noble glorious’. shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Aodha ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) Aodh’ (see McHugh ). shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Mhaodhóg ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) Maodhóg’ a hypocoristic of Aodh ‘fire’. See Logue .

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


Similar surnames: Mulroy, Mellon, Milloy, Malley, Nolley, Rollo, Mello, Molla, Collopy

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Where is the Molloy family from?

You can see how Molloy families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Molloy family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Molloy families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Molloy families living in Tennessee. This was about 43% of all the recorded Molloy's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Molloy families in 1840.
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What did your Molloy ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Molloy. 10% of Molloy men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Molloy women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molloy were Farmer 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
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farmer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Molloy. 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 13,000 military records available for the last name Molloy. For the veterans among your Molloy ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Molloy lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Molloy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Molloy in 1944 was 38, and 77 in 2004.

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