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Malone Surname Origin
One of the descendants of the house of O'Connor, Kings of Connaught, being tonsured in honor of St. John, was called Maol Eoin--Bald John, from Maol, bald or tonsured, and Eoin, John, and this was corrupted into Malone.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Malone Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Malone family history than the origin of your surname:
A Malone Family History Thought:
'If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy of reading,
Or do things worthy of writing.' --Benjamin Franklin, May 1738