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Looney Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luanaigh ‘descendant of Luanach’, a personal name derived from luan ‘warrior’. Compare Lane 3 and Lamb 3. Woulfe distinguishes the Munster name Ó Luanaigh from the Ulster name Ó Luinigh, whence Lunney. However, many of the Anglicizations are the same.

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


Similar surnames: Cooney, Mooney, Clooney, Rooney, Downey, Toomey, Moroney, Looby

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Looney Family Origin

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Looney Family Occupations

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  • Lead Miner

    5%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Looney family was Labourer. The most common Looney occupation in the UK was Lead Miner. 5% of Looney's were Lead Miners. Lead Miner, Farmer and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Looney.

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