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Origins Available: Irish, Scottish


The root of the ancient Dalriadan-Scottish name Geaney is the given name Ian or John. John is the most common personal name in the Highlands. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Iain.

Geaney Early Origins



The surname Geaney was first found in Argyllshire (Gaelic erra Ghaidheal), the region of western Scotland corresponding roughly with the ancient Kingdom of Dál Riata, in the Strathclyde region of Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Argyll and Bute, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Geaney Spelling Variations


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Geaney Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years Geaney has appeared as MacIan, MacAne, MacKane, MacKean, MacKain and others.

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Geaney Early History


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Geaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Geaney research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1292, 1340, 1618, 1717, 1777, 1808, and 1875 are included under the topic Early Geaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Geaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Geaney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Geaney In Ireland


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Geaney In Ireland



Some of the Geaney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 178 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


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Geaney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Geaney, who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1845

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Contemporary Notables of the name Geaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Geaney (post 1700)



  • Patricia Ann Geaney (1946-1996), birth name of Tricia Ingrams, English journalist and interviewer best known as a presenter of the regional news programme Thames News
  • David Geaney (b. 1985), Irish Gaelic football player
  • Seán Geaney, Irish Gaelic football coach and selector
  • Mary Geaney (b. 1954), former Irish camogie player who captained Cork to victory in the All Ireland championship of 1982 and won three All Ireland medals
  • Dave Geaney (b. 1959), Irish Gaelic footballer, an All- Ireland medal holder

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Geaney Family Crest Products


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Geaney Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Geaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Geaney 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 15 October 2015 at 09:13.

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