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Mcgrayne Surname History



The ancestors of the first family to use the name Mcgrayne lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland. The name Mcgrayne was given to someone who lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.


Early Origins of the Mcgrayne family


The surname Mcgrayne was first found in the islands of Jura and Islay, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Mcgrayne family


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Mcgrayne Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Mcgrayne has been spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

Early Notables of the Mcgrayne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mcgrayne family to Ireland


Some of the Mcgrayne family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Mcgrayne family to the New World and Oceana


These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Mcgrayne were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Mcgrayne Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate McGrayne, aged 16, originally from Ballymahon, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1902 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF2H-8Z6 : 6 December 2014), Kate McGrayne, 26 Jul 1902; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • James McGrayne, aged 32, originally from Ballymaher, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1906 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Queenstown, Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF66-9JW : 6 December 2014), James McGrayne, 20 Dec 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Donald McGrayne, aged 22, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Pastores" from New York [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62Z-26R : 6 December 2014), Donald McGrayne, 09 Oct 1921; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, ship name Pastores, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF2H-8Z6 : 6 December 2014), Kate McGrayne, 26 Jul 1902; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF66-9JW : 6 December 2014), James McGrayne, 20 Dec 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62Z-26R : 6 December 2014), Donald McGrayne, 09 Oct 1921; citing departure port New York, arrival port New York, ship name Pastores, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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