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Molloy Name Meaning

shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolmhuaidh ‘descendant of Maolmhuadh’, a personal name composed of the elements maol ‘chieftain’ + muadh ‘noble’, ‘grand’, ‘big’. shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Aodha ‘descendant of the devotee of Aodh’ (see McCoy). reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Mhaodhóg ‘descendant of the devotee of (Saint) Maodhóg’. Compare Logue. variant of Mulvihill and Slowey.

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 the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 44 Molloy families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Molloy's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Molloy families in 1911.
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What did your Molloy ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Molloy. 23% of Molloy men worked as a Farmer and 37% of Molloy women worked as a Nurse. Some less common occupations for Americans named Molloy were Laborer 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 1921

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Labourer
    15%
  • Cultivateur
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Nurse
    37%
  • Servant
    28%
  • Dressmaker
    19%
  • Housekeeper
    19%
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Census Records

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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 Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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