were the ancient Scottish tribe where the ancestors of the Beaney family lived. The name Beaney comes from the Gaelic word Beathan
which means life.
Bean was also the name of a saint in the Breviary of Aberdeen.
Early Origins of the Beaney family
The surname Beaney was first found in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where one of the first times the name arose was a Bean who was a magistrate circa 1210. It is known, however, that the MacBains moved to Invernessshire, as sod bearers to the Chiefs of the great Clan
Chattan (a powerful confederation of early Clans). The name literally means "son of the fair lad," and was frequently translated to MacBean (Bain).
Early History of the Beaney family
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Beaney Spelling Variations
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Beaney has been spelled Bean, Beane, Beyn, Bayn, Bene, Bane, Baine, Beine, Bayne, Beyne, Been, Beaine, MacBain, MacBean, MacVain, MacBean, MacVan and many more.
Early Notables of the Beaney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beaney family to Ireland
Some of the Beaney family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 89 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beaney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beaney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Beaney, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
- Elizabeth Beaney, aged 36, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
The Beaney Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Touch not the catt bot a targe
Motto Translation: Touch not the cat without a shield.