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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Gaynor is "Mag Fhionnbhairr," which is derived from the word "fionnbharr," which means "fair head."

Gaynor Early Origins



The surname Gaynor was first found in county Longford (Irish: An Longfort) traditionally known as Annaly or Teffia, and situated in the Irish Midlands, in Northwest Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Gaynor Spelling Variations


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Gaynor Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. Since the general population did not know how to read or write, they could only specify how their names should be recorded orally. Research into the name Gaynor revealed spelling variations, including Gaynor, Gainor, Gainer, Gaines, Gains, McGaynor and others.

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Gaynor Early History


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Gaynor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Gaynor research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Gaynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gaynor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Gaynor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Gaynor 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 great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Gaynor name:

Gaynor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Gaynor, who landed in New York in 1801
  • Michael Gaynor, who landed in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1840
  • Capt. Gaynor, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Austin, Edward, James, John, Luke, Patrick, and Peter Gaynor, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • James S Gaynor, who arrived in Mississippi in 1868

Gaynor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. James Gaynor U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he died in 1823 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Peter Gaynor U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Gaynor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Gaynor, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Edwin" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Mrs. Margaret Gaynor, aged 50 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Marinus" departing from the port of Dublin, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  • Edward Walter Gaynor, who landed in Canada in 1888

Gaynor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Gaynor, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • H. Gaynor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Calphurnia" in 1849
  • William Gaynor, aged 23, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"
  • Robert Gaynor, aged 46, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Omega"

Gaynor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Terence Gaynor, aged 19, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaynor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Gaynor (post 1700)



  • William Jay Gaynor (1849-1913), American Democrat politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1894-1907; Mayor of New York City, New York, 1910-13
  • John S. Gaynor, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York, 1912 (Republican, 5th District), 1914 (Progressive, 5th District), 1918 (Republican, 7th District)
  • William J. Gaynor, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1920
  • John J. Gaynor, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1892
  • John F. Gaynor, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1916
  • Harry J. Gaynor, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Monroe County 4th District, 1936; Defeated, 1936
  • Grant Gaynor, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1972
  • Gene Gaynor, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Lancaster, California, 2004
  • Frank Gaynor, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 6th District, 1933
  • Francis Robert Gaynor (1852-1920), American Republican politician, District judge in Iowa 4th District, 1891-1912; Justice of Iowa State Supreme Court, 1913-20
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 30)
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. 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.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Gaynor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Gaynor 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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