Mooney Family History

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Mooney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maonaigh, ‘descendant of Maonach’, a personal name derived from maoineach ‘rich’.

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

Similar surnames: Looney, Cooney, Money, Moroney, Rooney, Toomey, Downey, Moore, Moon

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Mooney Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mooney name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Mooney Family Origin

Where is the Mooney family from?

Mooney Family Occupations

What did your Mooney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Mooney family was Hawker. The most common Mooney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Mooney's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Mooney.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Carter

  • Hawker


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

Mooney Historical Records

What Mooney family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 259,000 census records available for the last name Mooney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mooney 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 44,000 immigration records available for the last name Mooney. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Mooney. For the veterans among your Mooney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mooney Life Expectancy

What is the average Mooney lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Mooney in 1943 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mooney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mooney 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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