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The Irish surname Molloy originates from the Gaelic "O'Maolmhuidh" which means "descendent of the great". The original family were descendents of the 400AD High King of Ireland.

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I’m looking for any connections to James Molloy born @1790 unsure where but died 2/10/1937 in Barnsley Yorkshire uk he married Mary Kelly born @1803 unsure where and died 30/11/1825 in Barnsley Yorkshire they married 18/6/1821 in Silkstone near Barnsley Yorkshire they had one child Thomas who is my 2 great grandfather. Would be nice to know where they originated


Hello. I’m trying to get information on the Molloy family from County Kilkenny. My great great grandfather, John Molloy was born in 1808 and married Ellen Raftis in Thomastown (Ballyconway) in 1838. They had 3 children and came to Chicago in 1856. Any info about John’s family would be appreciated.

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I'm trying to find birth record and family members of John Molloy from the Killala area of Mayo. John married Maria Nealon in 1853. They had several children and several emigrated to the US. Any information on John's parents or siblings would be greatly appreciated.


My grandad was William Patrick Molloy, born 1898 in Birr, Offaly. His siblings were, Bridget, Mary-Ellen, Julia, Patricia, Catherine, Margaret, James and five who didn't survive childhood. His parents, my great-grandparents were James Michael Molloy (b1853) married Mary-Anne Quirk. Next, back Patrick Molloy who married Mary Halloran, next back to 1820ish was Thomas Patrick Molloy and before him another Patrick Molloy b 1797. All these were from Birr to the best of my knowledge. Alongside all these fine Molloy's I have details of eighteen siblings, namely great great uncles and aunts. I have stuck a little history up on


Hi everybody its me dawsonmolloy and im 9 years of age, i live in york,north yorkshire just joined the site and i would like to know a bit more abot my family name and we are having a holiday in august for 2 weeks in Wexford... me and my dad had a look at the molloy family crest again today its brilliant and you can never stop loving it thanks dawsonmolloy


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