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The ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland spawned the name Ganly. It is derived from the personal name Finlay. The Gaelic form of the surname is Mac Fionnlaigh, which means son of Finlay. Thus, Ganly is a cognate of the surname Finlayson.

Ganly Early Origins



The surname Ganly was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland, where the surname is still commonly found around Glenlyon and Balquhidder. The earliest known record of the name is from 1493, when Gillaspyk M'Kynlay witnessed legal proceedings involving Archibald, Earl of Argyll.

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Ganly Spelling Variations


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Ganly Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages, the translation between Gaelic and English was not a highly developed process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and so, an enormous number of spelling variations appear in records of early Scottish names. Ganly has appeared as MacKinley, MacKinlay, MacKindlay, MacKinly, MacKindley and many more.

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Ganly Early History


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Ganly Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ganly research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1511, 1675, and 1700 are included under the topic Early Ganly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganly Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ganly Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ganly Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ganly In Ireland


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Ganly In Ireland



Some of the Ganly family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 176 words (13 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The Ganly were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

Ganly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Ganly, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Ganly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ganly, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • William Ganly, aged 25, landed in New York in 1849
  • Ann Ganly, aged 22, arrived in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganly (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ganly (post 1700)



  • James Vincent Ganly (1878-1923), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 24th District, 1907; Bronx County Clerk, 1914-17

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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: Amo
Motto Translation: I love.


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
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    The Ganly Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ganly 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 7 October 2015 at 12:38.

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