Rooney



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1890 BIRTHS DISTRIBUTION



SURNAME HISTORY



Rooney households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

Rooney households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 10 Armagh 38
Belfast city 26 Carlow 10
Cavan 19 Clare 4
Cork 5 Derry 14
Donegal 10 Down 200
Dublin 91 Dublin city 47
Fermanagh 63 Galway 41
Kerry 8 Kildare 17
Kilkenny 1 Laois 12
Leitrim 105 Longford 10
Louth 59 Mayo 34
Meath 57 Monaghan 65
Offaly 9 Roscommon 12
Sligo 103 Tipperary 6
Tyrone 10 Waterford 3
Westmeath 35 Wexford 8
Wicklow 12    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Mulrooney: Quite numerous: Kilkenny-Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Maolruanaidh, servant of Ruanaidh; there were septs of this name in Fermanagh, Galway, Roscommon and Clare. See Moroney.
Roney: rare: Portadown (Armagh) etc. Ir. Ó Ruanaidh. See Rooney.
Rooney: Very numerous: all areas except Munster. Ir. Ó Ruanaidh (perhaps from first name Ruadhán, red-haired one). A sept of Down, they enjoyed a literary reputation and were widespread in Leath Chuinn (the northern half). However, in W Ulster and N Connacht, it may be a version of Mulrooney, q.v. IF.
Ó Ruanaidh: Rooney: an-líonmhar: gach treo seachas Cúige Mumhan. Clann liteartha a bhí lonnaithe ag Droim Mór, an Dún. Bhí na tréithe sin i Liam Ó Ruanaigh (1873-1901) file a bhí chun tosaigh i ngluaiseacht na h-aithbheochana. Tugadh ó Maolruanaigh air, leis. An bhrí: ruanaidh = laoch, gaiscíoch, de réir an Duinnínigh.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Mulrooney 120
Roney 93
Rooney 1145
Roony 15


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Ruanaidh
MacArooney
Rony
Rouny
Runey
Runy


SECOND SURNAME


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