The Gaelic name used by the Hartney family in ancient Ireland
was O hAthairne, which is possibly derived from the word athardha, which means paternal.
Early Origins of the Hartney family
The surname Hartney was first found in Connacht
(Irish: Connachta, (land of the) descendants of Conn), where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Hartney family
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Hartney Spelling Variations
Scribes and church officials, lacking today's standardized spelling rules, recorded names by how they were pronounced. This imprecise guide often led to the misleading result of one person's name being recorded under several different spellings. Numerous spelling variations
of the surname Hartney are preserved in documents of the family history. The various spellings of the name that were found include Harney, Hartney, O'Harney, Hartney, Harnedy, Harnet, Harnett, Hartnet, Hartnett, Haherny and many more.
Early Notables of the Hartney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hartney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hartney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Burt Hartney, who settled in Canada in 1840
Hartney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Patrick Hartney, aged 36, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.
Contemporary Notables of the name Hartney (post 1700)
- Harold Evans Hartney (1888-1947), Canadian-born, World War I flying ace with the United States Army Air Service, recipient of American Distinguished Service Cross, French Legion d'Honneur and Croix de Guerre and the Italian Medal for Military Valor
- Brendan Hartney, former Australian rules footballer
- Jordan Davis Hartney (b. 1988), Canadian national swimmer