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Multiple Origins for the Surname Gainey


Irish


The surname Gainey comes from the original Irish O Geibheannaigh or Mac Geibheannaigh.

Gainey Early Origins



The surname Gainey was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, which is the principal homeland of the sept O Geibheannaigh. The O Geibheannaigh sept belonged to the Ui Maine (Hy Many) and descended from Geibheannach, the son of a Hy Many chief slain in 971. There was also a County Fermanagh sept called Mac Geibheannaigh mentioned in the Annals of Loch Ce in 1308.

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Gainey Spelling Variations


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Gainey Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Keaveney, Keveney, Kevany, Geaveny, Geaney, Geane, Gaine, Gainey, O'Keaveney, O'Geaney and many more.

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Gainey Early History


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Gainey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gainey research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Gainey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gainey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gainey Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gainey 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Gainey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Gainey, who settled in Maryland in 1673
  • William Gainey, who landed in Maryland in 1673 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Gainey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen Gainey, who arrived in Maryland in 1836 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Gainey, who was naturalized in Georgia in 1894

Gainey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Gainey, aged 52, a gardener, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  • William Gainey, aged 22, a wheelwright, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gainey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gainey (post 1700)



  • Edward Eugene 'Ed" Gainey (b. 1990), American football defensive back, currently a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League
  • Edward "Ed" Gainey (b. 2013), American politician, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Michael Connor "M. C." Gainey (b. 1948), American actor, best known for his roles as Southern or Southwestern thugs and criminals
  • Lieutenant General Kathleen M. Gainey, American Army, current Director for Logistics, J4, the Joint Staff
  • Telmanch "Ty" Gainey (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey (b. 1975), American professional PGA golfer
  • Michael Connor "Mike" Gainey (b. 1948), American film and television actor
  • Daniel C. Gainey, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1948 (alternate), 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 (alternate) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Steve Gainey (b. 1979), Canadian professional ice hockey forward
  • Command Sergeant Major William J. "Joe" Gainey (b. 1956), the first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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: Turris fortis mihi Deus
Motto Translation: God is a tower of strength to me.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CONSTANCE 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Constance.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  11. ...

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