Tracing your Irish ancestry - The Malone clan

Fun facts and history behind your Irish family name.

Irish derivation: O'Maoileoin.

Name meaning: Follower of St. John.

Counties associated with the name: Offaly, Clare, and Wexford.

Coat of arms motto: "Fideis ad urnam" or Faithful to the tomb.

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Interesting facts:

 - The Malones are an ancient sept, associated with the O'Connors of Connacht.

 - During the sixteenth century, the Malones rose to prominence in both church and state.

Some famous Malones

 - Karl "The Mailman" Malone (1963-, Former NBA player)

 - Fergy Malone (1844-1905, former Baseball catcher and player-manager)

 - Anna Marie Malone (1960-, Canadian Long distance runner)

Read more: What’s your Irish clan?