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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)



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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. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
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    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 11 November 2015 at 11:26.

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