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

Linney Early Origins



The surname Linney 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.

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Linney Spelling Variations


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Linney Spelling Variations



Numerous spelling variations of the surname Linney exist. A partial explanation for these variants is that ancient scribes and church officials recorded names as they were pronounced, often resulting in a single person being recorded under several different spellings. Different spellings that were found include Lunney, Lunnie, Looney, Loney, Lunny, O'Lunney and others.

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Linney Early History


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Linney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Linney research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Linney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Linney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Linney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Linney 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



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish migrating out of their homeland in a great measure due to the oppressive imperial policies of the English government and landowners. Many of these Irish families sailed to North America aboard overcrowded passenger ships. By far, the largest influx of Irish immigrants to North America occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These particular immigrants were instrumental in creation of the United States and Canada as major industrial nations because the many essential elements such as the roadways, canals, bridges, and railways required an enormous quantity of cheap labor, which these poor immigrants provided. Later generations of Irish in these countries also went on to make valuable contributions in such fields as the arts, commerce, politics, and education. Extensive research into immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Linney:

Linney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Linney, aged 32, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1892

Linney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilfred Linney, aged 10, who landed in America from Gorton, in 1900
  • Patrick Linney, aged 20, who settled in America from Tullamore, in 1901
  • George B. Linney, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Pendleton, in 1905
  • Isa B. Linney, aged 26, who settled in America from Buckie, in 1906
  • Horace Linney, aged 21, who landed in America from Balsall Heath England, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Linney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Linney (post 1700)



  • Laura Leggett Linney (b. 1964), American actress of film, television, and theatre and won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globes, and a Screen Actors Guild Award [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Laura Linney. (Retrieved 2011, January 17) Laura Linney. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Linney
  • Romulus Zachariah Linney IV (1930-2011), award-winning American playwright and professor [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Romulus Linney. (Retrieved 2011, January 17) Romulus Linney. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_Linney_%28playwright%29
  • Romulus Zachariah Linney (1841-1910), American Republican politician Member of North Carolina State Senate, 1870-72, 1874-75, 1883-84 (36th District 1870-72, 34th District 1874-75, 1883-84); U.S. Representative from North Carolina 8th District, 1895-1901 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert J. Linney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1936 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • N. A. Linney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1916 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph R. Linney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. T. Linney, American Republican politician, Member of North Carolina State House of Representatives from Alexander County, 1921-22 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank A. Linney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from North Carolina, 1916; U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, 1921-27; U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina, 1927-28 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Patriae infelici fidelis
Motto Translation: Faithful to an unhappy country.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Laura Linney. (Retrieved 2011, January 17) Laura Linney. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Linney
  2. ^ Romulus Linney. (Retrieved 2011, January 17) Romulus Linney. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romulus_Linney_%28playwright%29
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  11. ...

The Linney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Linney 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 12 April 2017 at 11:37.

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