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

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  • Labourer

    8%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Dock Labourer

    2%
  • Housekeeper

    2%

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Rooney Historical Records

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Rooney Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, Rooney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Rooney in 1940 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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