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The Irish name Arney has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. Generally, the original Gaelic form of the name Arney is said to be O Cearnaigh, from the word "cearnach," which means "victorious." However, in some instances, especially the roots of the present day spelling of Kearney, the surname derives from the Gaelic "O Catharnaigh," meaning "warlike."

Arney Early Origins



The surname Arney was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times and were a branch of the Ui Fiachrach.

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Arney Spelling Variations


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Arney Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Arney 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. Carney, Carnie, McCarney, MacCarney, O'Carney, Kearney and many more.

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Arney Early History


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Arney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arney research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Arney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Arney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Arney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Arney family in North America:

Arney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Arney, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Arney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Arney, who landed in New Jersey in 1739
  • Joseph Arney, who arrived in New Jersey in 1764

Arney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dominick Arney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • J Arney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Arney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Arney, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"

Arney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Arney arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Alfred G. W. Arney, aged 21, a woodworker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "La Hogue" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Arney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Arney (post 1700)



  • Dewey B. Arney, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Jackson County 5th District, 1940
  • Angela Arney, English author of romance novels since 1984 from 1997, 19th Chairman of the Romantic Novelists' Association (19971999)
  • George Arney, British journalist for BBC, former host of The World Today until 2009
  • Sir George Alfred Arney (1810-1883), British-born, second Chief Justice of New Zealand (1858-1875)

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Motto


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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: Sustine et abstine
Motto Translation: Sustain and abstain.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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    The Arney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Arney 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.

    This page was last modified on 7 January 2016 at 11:36.

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