Mahony Family History

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Mahony Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Mahoney.

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

Similar surnames: Malony, Mahon, Mahone, Mahany, Mahanay, Mahana, Mahaney, Maloy

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Mahony Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mahony name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mahony. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Italy


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Mahony Family Origin

Where is the Mahony family from?

Mahony Family Occupations

What did your Mahony ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mahony occupation in the UK was Labourer. 10% of Mahony's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Mahony family was Agricultural Labourer. Labourer, Painter and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mahony.

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  • Labourer

  • Painter

  • Tailor

  • Agricultural Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mahony ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mahony Historical Records

What Mahony family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Mahony. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mahony census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 21,000 immigration records available for the last name Mahony. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Mahony. For the veterans among your Mahony ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mahony Life Expectancy

What is the average Mahony lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Mahony life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Mahony in 1946 was 51, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mahony

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mahony ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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