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The Irish name Guiney was originally written in a Gaelic form as O Coinne, which means descendant of Coinneach. The personal name Coinneach was often Anglicized to Canice or Kenny.

Guiney Early Origins



The surname Guiney was first found in County Tyrone (Irish:Tír Eoghain), the ancient territory of the O'Neills, now in the Province of Ulster, central Northern Ireland, where they held a family seat from ancient times. They were directly descended from King Colla da Crioch, the Irish King of Ulster, who was banished to Scotland with 350 Clann chiefs in the year 327.

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Guiney Spelling Variations


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Guiney Spelling Variations



The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Guiney were encountered in the archives: Quinney, Guinney, Guiney, Gunny, Gunie, Gunney, O'Quinney, O'Guinney and many more.

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Guiney Early History


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Guiney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Guiney research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1682, 1585, 1662, 1589 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Guiney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Guiney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Guiney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Guiney 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



In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North Ameri ca. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Guiney family came to North America quite early:

Guiney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Guiney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Mary Leary Guiney, aged 50, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Hugh Sylvester Guiney, who landed in Mississippi in 1885
  • Ellen Guiney, aged 20, who settled in America from Ballymena, in 1895

Guiney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeanie Guiney, aged 34, who landed in America from Fife, in 1904
  • Patrick Guiney, aged 4, who settled in America from Mallow, Ireland, in 1907
  • Daniel Guiney, aged 24, who landed in America from Tarbert, Ireland, in 1907
  • William Guiney, aged 11, who emigrated to the United States from Mallow, Ireland, in 1907
  • Daniel Guiney, aged 24, who settled in America from Listowel, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Guiney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Guiney (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Franklin Guiney (1858-1930), American professional baseball player
  • Patrick Robert Guiney (1835-1877), Irish-born, American Civil War soldier who President Andrew Johnson nominated the award of honorary grade of brevet brigadier general
  • Louise Imogen Guiney (1861-1920), American poet, essayist and editor
  • Thomas J. Guiney, American Republican politician, Postmaster at New Haven, Connecticut, 1953-54
  • Elaine F. Guiney (1945-2004), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1992; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996
  • Brendan Guiney, Irish Gaelic footballer
  • David Guiney (1921-2000), Irish Olympic athlete, sports journalist and historian
  • Rod Guiney (b. 1970), Irish hurler
  • Patrick Guiney (1862-1913), Irish Nationalist politician and a Member of Parliament (MP)
  • Wilfred Patterson "Bill" Guiney, New Zealand rugby league player

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    8. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Guiney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Guiney 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 20 January 2016 at 10:39.

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