Last name: Mooney
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Hello to all you Mooney's out there. I've been doing family research for the past 12 years...so very difficult for me to locate our Mooney's who originally came from 40 miles of Dundee, Scotland. Evidently Felix (b. 1847) and Ned Mooney, (born in Ireland, after their predecessors had moved from Scotland to Ireland) were sea captains and emigrated to New York City. Felix served in the U.S. Civil War for the Union side in a volunteer infantry division. Ned owned his own ship and brought cargo (lots of lumber, trees) into the port of New York and into the port of Galveston, Texas. My granddad spoke of them often; of Felix's wife, Bridget (b. 1848), and their children. Their daughter Agnes (1876) owned an antiques shop in NYC. Another daughter, Annie (1873), worked for one of her sisters who was a milinist (ladies hat maker). Their other children were Catherine (1869), Mary (1870) ,John (1877) & Bridget (1878). I Anna Monney's parents were unhappy about her marrying William Wolfortt in NYC, as he was a Catholic. They virtually disowned her for this reason. Anyhow, if you're interested in finding any of these folks or have information that might help me further my research, please visit my family tree at ancestry.com; It is listed under Kimberly Wolfort or you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
I like my last name its cool i would like to meat my relatives on this website i live in east texas
What part of East Texas, as that is where I live also.
Im Jared Mooney and I actually kept my mothers maiden name, but she is LDS and apparently they have a great genealogy library and was able to find out that a Donald Mooney being a granfather of mine stepped of the boat a from Ireland in the mid 1800s. Her only sister resides in Michigan and that is where they grew up. I on the otherhand live in Arizona and love my last name. My wife is Welsh and and a ginger, we tease my son that one day he with own a pub being as I named him Finnighan!! Feel free to trade stories email@example.com
With reference to the heading on this page O'Maonaigh, it seems it is so difficult for family history websites to get it right, once and for all. Forget that apostrophe O'. In the Irish language Ó is a one-letter word and means 'descendant', or sometimes grandson'. It does NOT mean 'descendant of' or 'grandson of'. The following ancestral name Maonach is in the possessive or genitive case and so it changes the sound and the spelling [it's a grammatical rule]. Ó Maonaigh is best translated as Maonach's descendant. Similarly Mac means 'son', not 'son of', the same rule applies. EG: Mac Cárthaigh means Cárthach's son.
My name is John Moonie and I am from Perth in Scotland. As I understand it the oriiginal John Mooney arrived in Carnoustie in Angus around 1832. The name changed to Moonie to differentiate between the Catholic original Mooney name and the Protestant Moonie one. All seems a bit irrelevant now but was important at the time for employment prospects etc. My uncle William Moonie did some genealogical research hence the above, but was baulked by the destruction of Registry records in Dublin - the main source of information now seems to be parish records.
my name is Maria Mooney from St. Louis, MO, USA i would really like to trace my family tree and have always wanted to go to ireland.
come on down so, i'll be waiting, but not in a freaky way
My name is Nina Mooney from St. Louis, MO. My race is black so im sure my ancestors were property of the 'Mooney' family as slaves would usually take on the surname of their owners. I would like to know more about my family history though.
NOT ALLWAYS A LOT OF IRISH MEN MARRED BLACK WOMEN WHEN THEY GOT TO USA
my name is dontrell moaney from trappe maryland and i'm technically mixed(due to origin) but my skin color is brown and i'm hoping someone can help me find the out the reason for how my last name is spelt
My name is Orus Mooney Jr. from Decatur Texas. I have always loved our family name and would enjoy hearing from any who are researching it. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all! My name is Dallas Mooney from warrnambool Australia. I'm currently in Ireland now for holiday but am enjoying seeing the name around alot more often as my younger brother and myself are the only ones left carrying the name in our region of Australia and in my extended family that I know of. A big role ay? Lol..
my name is jodi and my mother's family are mooney's from new brighton, pa. i am going to attempt to trace our family history back to ireland. my husband and i are planning a trip to ireland in october 2011 and i would like to visit the area of our origin if possible.
w. t. mooney
My name is w.t.mooney from montreal, canada. Good luck all you Irish people.
hey im david mooney from carlow,ireland n if any of the mooneys from abroad are visiting here be sure email me n get in touch ill show ye around!!
I'm from northwestern Penn. I have been researching the Mooney name for 6 years. My line came out of Virginia somewhere in the late 1700's.
My name is Josh Mooney from St.Fancisville Louisiana.