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The story of the Cranney family is rich with Scottish history. It begins in the ancient kingdom of Dalriada where Cranney evolved as a name for some who lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

Cranney Early Origins



The surname Cranney 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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Cranney Spelling Variations


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Cranney Spelling Variations



Historical recordings of the name Cranney include many spelling variations. They include They are the result of repeated translations of the name from Gaelic to English and inconsistencies in spelling rules. MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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Cranney Early History


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Cranney Early History



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

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Cranney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cranney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cranney In Ireland


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Cranney In Ireland



Some of the Cranney 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



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to England re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cranneys to arrive on North American shores:

Cranney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cranney, aged 19, who arrived in America, in 1892

Cranney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Patrick Cranney, aged 20, who arrived in America, in 1902
  • Kate Cranney, aged 30, who arrived in America from Newmarket, Ireland, in 1910
  • Kathlene Cranney, aged 0, who arrived in America from Newmarket, Ireland, in 1910
  • Mary A. Cranney, aged 30, who arrived in America from Newry, Ireland, in 1910
  • Rose Ann Cranney, aged 26, who arrived in America from Banbridge, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cranney (post 1700)



  • Kevin Cranney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Ciril D. Cranney, American Democrat politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives, 1950
  • Sean Cranney (b. 1973), Australian former association football player who played from 1992 to 2000, member of the Australian National Team (1996-1997)
  • Martin Cranney (1795-1870), Irish-born, Canadian politician who represented Northumberland County in the 14th New Brunswick Legislative Assembly from 1847 to 1850

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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. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    3. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    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. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Cranney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cranney 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 17 December 2015 at 15:39.

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