The Irish Malone Family is an ancient sept, known in Gaelic
as O Maoil Eoin, meaning descendant of a servant or
devotee of Saint John, maol being Irish for bald and referring to the distinctive
hairstyle sported by the Irish monks. The sept has certainly lived up to it's
name, in maintaining close associations with the ecclesiastical orders, producing
many Bishops and Abbots, in particular, it's connection with the Abbey of
Clonmacnois. The surname is rarely seen today with it's prefix O'.
Family Motto: Fidelis ad Urnam - Faithful to the Tomb