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Where did the Irish Ganes family come from? What is the Irish Ganes family crest and coat of arms? When did the Ganes family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Ganes family history?Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Ganes is "Mag Fhionnbhairr," which is derived from the word "fionnbharr," which means "fair head."
Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Ganes were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Gaynor, Gainor, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, McGaynor and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganes research. Another 198 words(14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Ganes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Ganes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Ganes or a variant listed above:
Ganes Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Ganes Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Ganes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganes 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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