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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Delany originally appeared in Gaelic as Dubhshlainte. The word dubh means black, and Slaine is topographical; it is Anglicized as Slaney, and may refer to the river Slaney.

Delany Early Origins



The surname Delany was first found in Leinster, 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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Delany Spelling Variations


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Delany Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages names were often recorded as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Delany family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Delaney, Delany, Delane, Delaune, Dalaney and others.

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Delany Early History


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Delany Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delany research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1178, 1202, 1685, 1753, 1722, 1797, 1764 and 1765 are included under the topic Early Delany History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Delany Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Delany Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable among the family name at this time was Daniel Dulany the Elder (1685-1753), Irish-born, prominent lawyer and land-developer in colonial Maryland, who held a number of colonial offices; and his son, Daniel Dulany the Younger (1722-1797), born in Annapolis, Maryland, was a Maryland Loyalist politician and Mayor of Annapolis (1764-1765.)...

Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Delany 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



A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Delany or a variant listed above:

Delany Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Delany, who landed in Maryland in 1677
  • Darby Delany, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Michael Delany, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • Thomas Delany, who landed in Maryland in 1679

Delany Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Delany, aged 2, landed in America in 1796
  • John F Delany, who landed in Mississippi in 1799

Delany Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nicholas Delany, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • James Delany, who landed in New York in 1834
  • James T Delany, aged 30, arrived in Missouri in 1848
  • Capt. Delany, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Patrick Delany, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Delany Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Delany, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • William Delany, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1837
  • William Delany, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1845

Delany Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Delany, English convict from Brighton, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Maria Delany, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Margaret Delany, aged 15, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Mary Delany, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Mary Delany, aged 30, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Delany Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Theresa Delany arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Delany (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Delany (post 1700)



  • Annie Elizabeth "Bessie" Delany (1891-1995), American dentist and civil rights pioneer
  • Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany (1889-1999), American educator and civil rights pioneer
  • Samuel "Chip" Ray Delany Jr. (b. 1942), American author, professor and literary critic
  • Martin Delany (1812-1885), African-American abolitionist, journalist, physician, and writer, one of the first three blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School
  • John J. Delany (1860-1915), American Democrat politician, New York City Corporation Counsel, 1904-06; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1911-15
  • John Delany, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Representative from Illinois at-large, 1922
  • H. H. Delany, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1880
  • Frederic Delany Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, 1962
  • Elmer P. Delany, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1952
  • Edmund J. Delany (1906-1959), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 12th District, 1937-42; Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 16th District, 1938
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Delany


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Suggested Readings for the name Delany



  • Gone to Texas: A Compilation of the Dulany, Haddox, Heaton, Holland and Martin Families by Mary Rebecca Dulaney Scott.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  2. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  5. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  11. ...

The Delany Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Delany 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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