Cloney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancient Pictish-Scottish family that first used the name Cloney lived in the lands of Clunie in Stormmot, Perthshire where the name can be found since very early times.
Early Origins of the Cloney family
The surname Cloney was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, 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 Cloney family
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Cloney Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Cloney has been spelled Clunie, Clooney, Cloon, Cloone, Clowney, Clune, Cluney, Clunis and many more.
Early Notables of the Cloney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cloney family
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Cloney: Michael Clunie who settled in Philadelphia in 1810; Daniel Cluney settled in Philadelphia in 1866; Thomas arrived in Philadelphia in 1868; Bartholomew, John, and Joseph Clune arrived in Philadelphia between 1858 and 1868..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cloney (post 1700) +
- Thomas W. Cloney, American politician, Postmaster at Jefferson City, Missouri, 1849-53 
- James J. Cloney, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1996 
- Edward F. Cloney, American politician, Mayor of Longview, Washington, 1953 
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