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Rooney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane).

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


Similar surnames: Downey, Looney, Mooney, Cooney, Toohey, Toomey, Moroney, Rodney

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Rooney Family Origin

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Rooney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Servant

    5%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rooney. A less common occupation for the Rooney family was Servant. The most common Rooney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Rooney's were Farmers.

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Rooney Life Expectancy

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