Blaney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

While Blaney has long been known as an Irish name, the origins of the ancient name Blaney belong to that rich Celtic tradition that comes from Wales. This surname was derived from the Welsh personal name Blethyn.

Early Origins of the Blaney family

The surname Blaney was first found in Worcestershire, but moved to Ireland in the 1500's. Today a small village named Blaney (from the Irish: Bléinigh meaning "creeks") lies in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Locals claim the area takes its name from the Irish word "Bléan" which also means a "creek." [1]

Important Dates for the Blaney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Blaney research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1874, 1573, 1602, 1646, 1689, 1802, 1874, 1570, 1629, 1603 and 1604 are included under the topic Early Blaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blaney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Blayney, Blainey, Blaney, Blany, Blaney, Blainay, Blanay, Blaynay, Bleiney and many more.

Early Notables of the Blaney family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Sir Edward Blayney, also Blainey or Blaney (1570-1629?), Welsh soldier in Ireland who became Baron Blayney of Monaghan. For his bravery, Edward was knighted at Dublin Castle in 1603...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Blaney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Blaney migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blaney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Blaney, who landed in Jamestown, Va in 1624 [2]
  • Lewis Blaney, who arrived in Maryland in 1671 [2]
Blaney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Blaney, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [2]
  • John Blaney, who landed in New York in 1795 [2]
Blaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Samuel Blaney, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812 [2]
  • Bernard, Daniel Dennis and Edward Blaney, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1798 and 1843
  • Michael Blaney, who landed in New York in 1844 [2]
  • H Blaney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860 [2]

Blaney migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Blaney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Margaret Blaney, aged 85 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Charlotte Harrison" departing 14th May 1847 from Greenock, Scotland; the ship arrived on 18th June 1847 but she died on board [3]

Blaney migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Blaney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Anne Blaney, aged 24, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Mrs. Eliza Blaney, (b. 1838), aged 40, Cornish dressmaker travelling aboard the ship "Peterborough" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1878 [4]
  • Miss Eliza Jane Blaney, (b. 1862), aged 16, Cornish dressmaker travelling aboard the ship "Peterborough" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1878 [4]
  • Mr. William Blaney, (b. 1865), aged 13, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Peterborough" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 15th January 1878 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Blaney (post 1700)

  • Tim Blaney (b. 1959), American puppeteer and voice actor
  • John Blaney, former U.S. Ambassador to Liberia
  • Harry Blaney (b. 1928), American basketball coach
  • Dave Blaney (b. 1962), American NASCAR driver
  • Walter Blaney, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 22nd District, 1968 [5]
  • Isabella W. Blaney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912 [5]
  • Charles G. Blaney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Suffield, 1934 [5]
  • Charles D. Blaney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1912 [5]
  • Carye Blaney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000 [5]
  • Harry Blaney (1928-2013), Irish Independent Fianna Fáil politician, eponym of the Harry Blaney Bridge
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Blaney family

RMS Titanic
  • Mr. James Blaney (d. 1912), aged 29, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [6]

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Citations

  1. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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