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The ancestors of the first family to use the name Glenny lived among the Dalriadan people of ancient Scotland. The name Glenny was given to someone who lived in Gleney, or Glennie, in Braemar, Aberdeenshire. Glennie is a surname from the region around Aberdeen, and it was originally born by generations of tenant farmers in the districts of both Dee and Don. The surname Glennie, which was originally derived from Gaelic "gleann" which means "valley", was also given to someone who resided near a valley.

Glenny Early Origins



The surname Glenny was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Glenny Spelling Variations


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Glenny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Glenny has been spelled Glennie, Gleny, Glen, Glenney, Glenning, Glenny and many more.

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Glenny Early History


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Glenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Glenny research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Glenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Glenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Glenny Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Glenny In Ireland


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Glenny In Ireland



Some of the Glenny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



These settlers arrived in North America at a time when the east was burgeoning with prosperous colonies and the expanses of the west were just being opened up. The American War of Independence was also imminent. Some Scots stayed to fight for a new country, while others who remained loyal went north as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of them went on to rediscover their heritage in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic Scottish events. The Glenny were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Glenny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Glenny, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1736
  • William Glenny, aged 13, arrived in New York, NY in 1795

Glenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John and William Glenny arrived in New Orleans in 1823
  • George Glenny, who arrived in New York, NY in 1837
  • Alexander Glenny arrived in Philadelphia in 1876
  • Annie Glenny, aged 36, who settled in America, in 1894
  • Emily Glenny, aged 7, who landed in America, in 1894
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glenny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Walter Glenny, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • David Glenny, aged 26, who emigrated to America from Greenock, Scotland, in 1908
  • David Glenny, aged 1, who landed in America from Rothesay, Scotland, in 1910
  • David Glenny, aged 2, who landed in America from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1910
  • Bella Glenny, aged 29, who landed in America from Airdrie, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Glenny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Mary Jane Glenny, aged 8 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Eliza Caroline" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle on 6th June 1847 [1]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)

Glenny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Glenny, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia"

Glenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Glenny arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Asterope" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Glenny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Glenny (post 1700)



  • William R. Glenny, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Newry, 1844-48
  • William Glenny, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Ithaca, New York, 1867-71
  • Arthur W. H. Glenny, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Beira, 1904-06
  • Henry John Glenny, English tailor and co-founder of Thresher & Glenny, one of the world's oldest surviving tailors, shirt makers and outfitters; he became partner in 1901
  • Alexander Thomas Glenny (1882-1965), British immunologist who worked on immunizations and antitoxins against diseases, elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1944
  • Misha Glenny (b. 1958), British journalist, son of Michael Glenny
  • Michael Valentine Glenny (1927-1990), British lecturer in Russian studies and translator of Russian literature into English

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)

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  10. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
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The Glenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Glenny 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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