Last name: ROONEY

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All you have to know about the last name ROONEY

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ROONEY : This last name is indexed 80,886 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

ROONEY : Irish:: 1: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh or Ó Ruanadha ‘descendant of Ruanadh’ a personal name from ruanaidh ‘strong man champion’. Ó Ruanaidhín was a variant in Connacht and Rowan might be adopted as equivalent in Down. Compare Mac Ruanaidh now Croney in Scottish Gaelic.2: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolruanaidh see Mulrooney and Moroney.

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