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Granny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Granny 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.

Early Origins of the Granny family


The surname Granny 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.

Early History of the Granny family


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Granny Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Granny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Granny family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Granny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rosey, Sally, Rodger, Keatty, and Charles Granny, who, who landed in Philadelphia between 1851 and 1854

Granny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John, Margaret, Ellen, and Biddy Granny, who immigrated to Saint John, New Brunswick between 1847 and 1850

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