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The name Canny arose in two distinct Irish Septs, the O'Cannys and the MacCannys. The O'Cannys are descended from the powerful O Caithniadh sept, whereas the MacCannys are descended from the Mac Annaidh (later Mac Cannaidh) Sept.

Canny Early Origins



The surname Canny was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), what is now County Clare, and in Erris, now County Mayo, where the O Caithniadh family of the Ui Fiachrach Muaidhe were chiefs until the 13th century.

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Canny Spelling Variations


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Canny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Canny, O'Canny, MacCanny and others.

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Canny Early History


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Canny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Canny research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1609 and 1850 are included under the topic Early Canny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Canny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Canny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was the MacCanny family of the Castle of Drumbanny, near Limerick. Later the family were of Ballycasey (now Firgrove) in the...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Canny 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Canny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Canny, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Richard Canny, who settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Richard Canny, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • Judith Canny, who landed in Maryland in 1673
  • Judith Canny, who immigrated to Maryland in 1673
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Canny, who landed in Philadelphia in 1801
  • Charles and James Canny, who sailed to New York in 1864
  • James Canny, aged 25, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Charles Canny, aged 22, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Margaret Canny, who arrived in New York in 1867

Canny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Canny, who settled in Canada in 1847
  • Margaret Canny immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick in 1847
  • Biddy and Mary Canny went to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1849 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Peggy Canny arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1852 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Edward Canny landed in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1853 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Michael Canny, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Mary Canny, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • Michael Canny, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • Mary Canny, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851
  • Michael Canny, aged 24, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Velocity"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Canny, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1876
  • Anne Canny, aged 17, a servant, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1878
  • Owen Canny, aged 25, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • James Canny, aged 20, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878
  • Mary Canny, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
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The Canny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canny 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.

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