Last name: Malone
This interesting surname is of Old Gaelic origin, and is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic "O'Maoileoin", composed of the Gaelic prefix "O", male descendant of, and "Maoileoin", devotee or follower of St. John. The surname is never found in English with the prefix "O". The Malones are an ancient sept, associated with the O'Connors of Connacht, and their principal family was for centuries associated with the Abbey of Clonmacnois to which they furnished many abbots and bishops, as Clonmacnois was an independent see before being united with Ardagh. Unlike most old Irish septs the name is not found to any great extent in their place of origin. Three Malones sat in the Parliament of 1689, three served in King James 11's army in Ireland, and eight were attainted in 1691. Elizabeth Malone married George Kenedie at St. John the Evangelist, Dublin, on October 29th 1623. Anthony Malone (1700 - 1776) was Chancellor of the Exchequer, and his brother Edmund (1704 - 1776) was an Irish M.P. and judge. A Coat of Arms granted to the family depicts a gold lion rampant between three silver mullets on a green field, with the Motto, "Fideis ad urnam" (Faithful to the tomb). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Rev. William Malone (1586 - 1659), Superior of the Jesuit Mission in Ireland, which was dated circa 1600, in the "Annals of Clonmacnoise", County Offaly, Ireland, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 of England, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
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carmel lennon nee malone
my family originated from corballis Ballivor County Meath. They served in the Royal Irish Constabulary. I have some records of this from Kew in England where all the service records are held. I have got so far back but it is hard to make progress.
I just started my journey on finding my ancestors. :) Anyone else a member of Ancestry.com?
Don't care much for the royalty and religious claptrap assc with the good name Malone, inclined to agree with the previous poster on the pre Christian lineage of our proud Irish name. Hi, to all my fellow Malones out there!
Conerning the Malone surname,Charles O Conor of Belenagare,the O Conor Don asserts the Malones of Ballinahown Westmeath,surname was established by the O Connors of Connacht grouped together with them and others under Sil Murry.
Mr O Conor further asserts the Malones of Ballinahown were for at least 500 years in chieftainship of their territory Breg Mowr and that that the Malones were residual members of that family.
Malone Abbots during the 12th century were not ordained.They were Lay Abbots,administrators or like a modern town mayor.
The great O,Duffy family had the privilege to be Bishops and priests to the O Connor family and people of connacht. and carry out all religious duties.
It was not until the 13th century when Malone Abbots began to be ordained and combine the two offices of Abbot and Bishop.The last Abbot mentioned in the Irish Annals was a Malone.
The O,Duffys were staunch supporters of the O Connors but it was an Malone that he put in power at Clonmacnoise.A Lay Abbot was usually a political appointment by the leading dynasty at the time the O Connors.
In Lithuanian there two versions of this surname: male - Malonis, female - Malonienė or Malonė. Though in one of the four regions of Lithuania, in Samogitia, for male and for female goes the same surname - Malonė.