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The rugged west coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancestral home of the Craney family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

Craney Early Origins



The surname Craney was first found in the islands of Jura and Islay, 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.

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Craney Spelling Variations


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Craney Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Craney has been spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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Craney Early History


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Craney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Craney research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 180 , 1625, 1649, 1856 and 128. are included under the topic Early Craney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Craney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Craney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Craney In Ireland


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Craney In Ireland



Some of the Craney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 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 Craney arrived in North America very early:

Craney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mathew and Patrick Craney who settled in Philadelphia in 1846
  • J Craney, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Craney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Craney (post 1700)



  • Terrance Craney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000, 2004 (alternate)
  • John F. Craney, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1911-14
  • Diane Craney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wisconsin, 2000

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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: Amor proximi
Motto Translation: The love of our neighbor.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Craney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Craney 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 13 November 2015 at 09:51.

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