Gorney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Gorney family
The surname Gorney was first found in Suffolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the thirteenth century.
Important Dates for the Gorney family
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Gorney Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Gornay, Gornaye, Gurnay, Gurnard, Gorney, Gornal, Gornall, Gurnell, Garney, Garny, Garnie and many more.
Early Notables of the Gorney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Gorney family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..
Contemporary Notables of the name Gorney (post 1700)
- Raymond L. Gorney, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 2nd District, 1974 
- Frank Gorney Jr., American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Secretary of State of New York, 1924 
- Douglas C. Gorney, American politician, Representative from California 15th District, 2000 
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