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Janney Early Origins



The surname Janney was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1218 when Gilbert Genewy held estates in that shire.

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Janney Spelling Variations


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Janney Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Janney were recorded, including Genewy, Genway, Gannaway, Jennaway, Janaway, January, Jennery, Jeneway, Janoway, Janeway, Janaway and many more.

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Janney Early History


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Janney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Janney research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1636 and 1674 are included under the topic Early Janney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Janney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Janney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Janney 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Janney family emigrate to North America:

Janney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Janney, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Elizabeth Janney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1698
  • Randolph Janney, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1699

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Contemporary Notables of the name Janney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Janney (post 1700)



  • Allison Janney (b. 1959), American five-time Primetime Emmy Award, a Satellite Award and four-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning actress, best known for her role as C. J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing (1999-2006)
  • Stuart Symington Janney III (b. 1948), American investment banker, racehorse owner
  • Barbara Phipps Janney (1911-1987), American member of the American horse racing Phipps family
  • Stuart S. Janney Jr., (1907-1988), American attorney, leading horse breeder
  • Jack Raymond Janney (1924-2006), American structural engineer and innovator in the understanding of structural collapses
  • Eli Janney, American record producer and musician
  • Eli H. Janney (1831-1912), American inventor of the modern knuckle coupler used on North American railroads in 1873
  • Craig Janney (b. 1967), American retired NHL hockey player who played from 1987 to 1999
  • Christopher Janney (b. 1950), American interactive sound and light artist
  • Ernest Lloyd Janney (1893-1941), Canadian military pilot, Provisional Commander of the Canadian Aviation Corps (1914-1915)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Janney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Janney 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 21 September 2015 at 12:42.

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