Liney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Liney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Luinigh.

Early Origins of the Liney family

The surname Liney 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.

Important Dates for the Liney family

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Liney Spelling Variations

In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Liney family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Lunney, Lunnie, Looney, Loney, Lunny, O'Lunney and others.

Early Notables of the Liney family (pre 1700)

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Liney migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Liney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Edward Liney, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]
  • John Liney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [2]
  • David Liney, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna" in 1851 [3]
  • Andrew Liney, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Standard" [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Liney (post 1700)

  • Samuel Liney (b. 1962), American professional baseball player
  • Robert Liney (b. 1952), American lawyer and politician
  • John J. Liney (1912-1982), American cartoonist
  • Pat Liney (b. 1936), Scottish former professional footballer

Citations

  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ANNA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Anna.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) STANDARD 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/standard1852.shtml.
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