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The surname Greaney 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.

Greaney Early Origins



The surname Greaney 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.

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Greaney Spelling Variations


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Greaney Spelling Variations



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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Greaney Early History


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Greaney Early History



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

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Greaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Greaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Greaney Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Greaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Greaney, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia in 1856
  • John Greaney, who was naturalized in Iowa in 1872
  • John Greaney, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Dungaroan, County Waterford, Ireland in 1897
  • Bridget Greaney, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Tuan, Galway, in 1898
  • Delia Greaney, aged 18, who settled in America from Dunmore, in 1899

Greaney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Greaney, aged 18, who settled in America from Ardralian, Co Galway, Ireland, in 1906
  • James Greaney, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States from Shrule, Ireland, in 1911
  • Andrew Greaney, aged 26, who landed in America from Tralee, Ireland, in 1911
  • Denis Greaney, aged 41, who emigrated to America from Clifden, Ireland, in 1913
  • Josephine Greaney, aged 4, who emigrated to America from Newcastle, Ireland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Greaney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Greaney, aged 20, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wairoa" in 1877

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Contemporary Notables of the name Greaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Greaney (post 1700)



  • Daniel "Dan" Greaney, American television writer, known for his work with The Simpsons and The Office
  • John Greaney (b. 1939), former Associate Justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
  • Maurice F. Greaney, American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives Fifth Plymouth District, 1923-24
  • John J. Greaney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 28th District, 1970
  • John Greaney, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 6th District, 1892
  • Mark Greaney (b. 1980), Irish musician, best known as the singer and guitarist in the alternative rock band JJ72
  • Patrick Greaney, 18th century Gaelic-Irish poet
  • Con Greaney, Irish singer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    3. 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.
    4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    5. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    10. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    11. ...

    The Greaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Greaney 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 16:56.

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