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The Gaelic name used by the Harney family in ancient Ireland was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.

Harney Early Origins



The surname Harney was first found in Connacht (Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Harney Spelling Variations


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Harney Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Harney family name include Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.

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Harney Early History


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Harney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Harney research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Harney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Harney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Harney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Harney 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 late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Harney:

Harney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rkhard Harney, aged 38, landed in Virginia in 1635

Harney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Harney settled in Maryland in 1772
  • Thomas Harney, who arrived in America in 1798

Harney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Harney, aged 48, landed in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Michael Harney settled in Boston in 1823
  • Mathew, James, John, Thomas Harney, all arrived in Philadelphia between 1800 and 1840
  • Col. Harney, aged 40, arrived in Key West, Fla in 1840
  • William Harney, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Harney, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Harney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Harney from Waterford City, Ireland was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1814 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Richard Harney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1814
  • Michael Harney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • John Harney settled in Harbour Grace in 1824
  • Elizabeth Harney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1826
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Harney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Job Harney, aged 37, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Emma Harney, aged 25, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Caroline Harney, aged 16, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Emily Harney, aged 9, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • Annie Harney, aged 7, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Avalanche" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Harney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Harney (post 1700)



  • Thomas P. Harney, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 19th District, 1953-60
  • John T. Harney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1972
  • James P. Harney, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Kentucky State House of Representatives 73rd District, 1973
  • Michael Harney, American Screen Actors Guild Award winning actor, known for his work in Erin Brockovich (2000), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Captivity (2007)
  • Corinna Harney (b. 1972), American model and actress, known for Rat Race (2001), Vegas Vacation (1997) and Playboy: Jenny McCarthy, the Playboy Years (1997)
  • John Hopkins Harney (1806-1868), American politician and legislator from Kentucky
  • William Selby Harney (1800-1889), American general, Revolutionary war patriot, eponym of Fort Harney, Oregon
  • Susan Harney (b. 1946), American actress
  • Paul Harney (b. 1929), American PGA professional golfer
  • John Milton Harney (1789-1825), American poet
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  4. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  5. 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).
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. 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.
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  11. ...

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

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