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Rooney Name Meaning

reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh ‘descendant of Ruanadh’, a byname meaning ‘champion’. reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruadháin (see Ruane).

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


Similar surnames: Downey, Looney, Mooney, Cooney, Toohey, Toomey, Moroney, Rodney

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Rooney Family Origin

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Rooney Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Dock Labourer

    2%
  • Housekeeper

    2%

In 1881, the most common Rooney occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Rooney's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Rooney family was Housekeeper. Labourer, Coal Miner and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rooney.

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Rooney Life Expectancy

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