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Mooney Surname Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonaigh ‘descendant of Maonach’ a personal name derived from maoineach ‘wealthy precious’. Meaney is a variant development of the same name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Looney, Cooney, Money, Moroney, Rooney, Toomey, Downey, Moore, Moon

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Where is the Mooney family from?

You can see how Mooney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mooney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mooney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 401 Mooney families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Mooney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Mooney families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mooney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mooney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Mooney. 45% of Mooney men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Mooney women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mooney were Clerk and Farmer. .

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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
    45%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
    13%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Income
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 259,000 census records available for the last name Mooney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mooney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Mooney. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Mooney. For the veterans among your Mooney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mooney lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mooney in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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