Grany is a name that dates back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland
. It was given to someone who lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides
. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.
Early Origins of the Grany family
The surname Grany was first found in the islands of Jura and Islay
, 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.
Early History of the Grany family
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Grany Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Grany has been spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.
Early Notables of the Grany family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Grany family to Ireland
Some of the Grany family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Grany family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Grany Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Denis Grany, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Sea Horse" from Galway, Ireland
Grany Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Rodger Grany, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"
The Grany Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Amor proximi
Motto Translation: The love of our neighbor.