The name Feaney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Fiannaidhe. This name, which was O Feinneadha in its earlier form, refers to a soldier.
Early Origins of the Feaney family
The surname Feaney was first found in Galway
(Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht
, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, and where their territories were Ballyfeeney and in Roscommon
. Moving north into Ulster
the name became Finney. This branch also moved into southwest Scotland
from about the 15th century.
Early History of the Feaney family
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Feaney Spelling Variations
The recording of names in Ireland
in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The many regional dialects and the predominate illiteracy would have made common surnames appear unrelated to the scribes of the period. Research into the name Feaney revealed spelling variations
, including Finney, Feeney, Finnay, Finny, Fynnie, Fynney, Feenay, Feeny, Feaney, Feanay, Feany and many more.
Early Notables of the Feaney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Feaney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Feaney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- William Feaney, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829