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The surname Graney comes from the original Irish "O Grainne," from the female Christian name Grainne. Thus, it is one of a very limited number of matronymic names in Ireland.

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The surname Graney was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where the Justiciary Rolls mention the acquittal of Rawenyld O'Grayne in 1313, who was charged with aiding a convicted robber. The name appears in 16th century Tudor Fiants from the same area.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Greaney, O'Greaney, Greany, O'Greany, Graney, Granny, O'Granie, O'Grane and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Graney research. More information is included under the topic Early Graney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Graney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Graney, who landed in New Orleans in 1851
  • K. Graney and family, who arrived in New York in 1863
  • Michael Graney, who arrived in Mississippi in 1872

Graney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Graney, who was recorded in the 1871 census in Ontario

Graney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Graney (aged 14), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • John Graney (aged 18), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • Patrick Graney (aged 20), a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Hooghly"
  • John Graney, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
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  • William J. Graney, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County 2nd District, 1898; Member of New York State Senate 22nd District, 1899-1900
  • Daniel H. Graney, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 16th District, 1904
  • Dave Graney, award winning Australian R&B singer
  • John Gladstone Graney, Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball eponym of the "Jack Graney Award"
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Graney Historic Events



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  • Mr. Morris William Graney (1921-1942), British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking, was listed as missing presumed killed in the evacuation of Singapore in 1942
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Citations



    Other References

    1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    8. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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