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Canney is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.

Canney Early Origins



The surname Canney was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Canney Spelling Variations


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Canney Spelling Variations



Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Canney has been spelled MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.

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Canney Early History


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Canney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canney research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Canney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canney In Ireland


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Canney In Ireland



Some of the Canney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Canney arrived in North America very early:

Canney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Canney, who arrived in New England in 1631
  • John Canney, who landed in Maryland in 1668

Canney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Canney, aged 28, landed in Delaware in 1803

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Contemporary Notables of the name Canney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Canney (post 1700)



  • Patrick Canney, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 13th District, 1852-54
  • Eugene F. Canney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940
  • Donald J. "Don" Canney (1930-2011), American politician and civil engineer, Mayor of Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1969-1992), the longest serving mayor to date
  • Anthony J. Canney (1900-1948), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Erie County 4th District, 1929-40; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1932
  • Elizabeth Canney, American assistant editor, known for her work on Big (1988), *batteries not included (1987) and The Trip to Bountiful (1985)
  • Seán Canney, Irish politician, County Councillor and Mayor of County Galway (2007-2008)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    4. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    6. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    9. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Canney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canney 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 4 November 2015 at 14:16.

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