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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Sandra Maloniene

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.

james malone

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. James Malone

james malon
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.

PC Malone
Greetings : I would be honoured to communicate with you - as you appear to have researched the matter significantly (i.e. unlike other commentators) . I have likewise done so for 50 years (= pre internet) and have some possibly meaningful facts about the Ballinahoun family. That might mean we are relatives ?!? I also learned of the O’Conor Don on line and their Family house in Roscommon. But it's “All a Long File Ago”, Dr P C Malone

Julian Malone
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!

walter malone

hello back at you Julian, my ancesters were from Galway. Originally, I don't know, but I'm proud to be a Malone

Rose

My ancestor, Molly Malone, was born in County Galway and later immigrated to northern England.

Jessica Malone
I just started my journey on finding my ancestors. :) Anyone else a member of Ancestry.com?

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.

Michael Malone
Proud to be a Malone :)

B. Malomo
Can I ask if "Malomo"is a variation of Malone? Thank you for your time!

Jessica Malone
So neat. I never knew that I was related to royalty.

?????? Malone
OMG!!! its soo cool to know that i have members far away from my part of the malone family!!!! but the bad thing is that our family isnt that close... :( the range of the family i know is my parents, grandparent, some of my great grand parents, my cousins, and my one and only second cousin... no fourth cousin, no fifth, all the family members i know are just the ones that actually visit!! and guess what........ we are very far from (but are related to )Reba makentire!!!! i love that woman!!!!

yah
IT is one of handful of original Irish names, BUT, it was also pre-Christian, so don't fall for this overly repeated theory by one guy. Its an ancient name. It deserves more than...oh yeah.... he was a follower of John....(the Church will pay me big bucks for that bullshit)

Danny Joe Malone
No! Our ancestors were Ministers to royalty.

betty spain
hi all Malone s my great great grandmother was bridget Malone the family came from the glenn of immal a beautifull part of west Wicklow if there is anyone out there with information I would like to hear

billy malone
hehe i know its pretty awesome

jennefer-rose malone
this is amazing my family comes from royalty wow