Last name: MAHONEY

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MAHONEY : This last name is indexed 88,510 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

MAHONEY : Irish (Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mathghamhna ‘descendant of Mathghamhain’ a byname meaning ‘good calf’ a kenning for ‘bear’. There were two families in Ireland called O'Mahony in Cork and north-east Ulster. In Ulster Ó Mathghamhna has often been Anglicized as McMahon apparently by analogy with the later Mac Mathghamhna chieftain family in Monaghan.

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