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Guiney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Guiney family


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.

Early History of the Guiney family


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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.

Early Notables of the Guiney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Guiney family to the New World and Oceana


In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Leary Guiney, aged 50, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hugh Sylvester Guiney, who landed in Mississippi in 1885 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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.)

Guiney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Catherine Guiney, aged 1 year & 5 months who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Richard Watson" departing 13th September 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 8th November 1847 but she died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)

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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Elaine F. Guiney (1945-2004), American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for Massachusetts, 1992; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 78)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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