Molloy Family History

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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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Molloy Family Origin

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Molloy Family Occupations

What did your Molloy ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Molloy. The most common Molloy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Molloy's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Molloy family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Labourer

  • Merchant


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Molloy Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 95,000 census records available for the last name Molloy. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Molloy 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 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 Card

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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Molloy Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Molloy 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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