Rooney


    Maps

  • Rooney in 1659.

  • Rooney births mapped 1864-1913

  • Rooney 1901 census map

  • Rooney 1911 census map

  • Rooney Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Full surname history

Parishes where Rooney and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:10Armagh:38Belfast city:26Carlow:10
Cavan:19Clare:4Cork:5Derry:14
Donegal:10Down:200Dublin:91Dublin city:47
Fermanagh:63Galway:41Kerry:8Kildare:17
Kilkenny:1Laois:12Leitrim:105Longford:10
Louth:59Mayo:34Meath:57Monaghan:65
Offaly:9Roscommon:12Sligo:103Tipperary:6
Tyrone:10Waterford:3Westmeath:35Wexford:8
Wicklow:12

Surname Dictionary

Mulrooney Quite numerous: Kilkenny-Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Maolruanaidh, servant of Ruanaidh; there were septs of this name in Fermanagh, Galway, Roscommon and Clare. See Moroney.
Ó Ruanaidh Rooney: an-líonmhar: gach treo seachas Cúige Mumhan. Clann liteartha a bhí lonnaithe ag Droim Mór, an Dún. Bhí na tréithe sin i Liam Ó Ruanaigh (1873-1901) file a bhí chun tosaigh i ngluaiseacht na h-aithbheochana. Tugadh ó Maolruanaigh air, leis. An bhrí: ruanaidh = laoch, gaiscíoch, de réir an Duinnínigh.
Roney rare: Portadown (Armagh) etc. Ir. Ó Ruanaidh. See Rooney.
Rooney Very numerous: all areas except Munster. Ir. Ó Ruanaidh (perhaps from first name Ruadhán, red-haired one). A sept of Down, they enjoyed a literary reputation and were widespread in Leath Chuinn (the northern half). However, in W Ulster and N Connacht, it may be a version of Mulrooney, q.v. IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Mulrooney: 120
Roney: 93
Roone: 2
Rooney: 1145
Roonoe: 3
Roony: 15

Non-Griffith's Variants

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MacArooney
Mullrooney
Mullroony
O Ruanaidh
Ronney
Rony
Roonoo
Rouny
Runey
Runy


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