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Where did the Scottish Cloney family come from? What is the Scottish Cloney family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cloney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cloney family history?The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Cloney lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Cloney has been spelled Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cloney research. Another 149 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1214 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Cloney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Cloney: Michael Clunie who settled in Philadelphia in 1810; Daniel Cluney settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Thomas arrived in Philadelphia in 1868; Bartholomew, John, and Joseph Clune arrived in Philadelphia between 1858 and 1868..
The Cloney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cloney Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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