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

Luney Early Origins



The surname Luney 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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Luney Spelling Variations


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Luney Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, a standardized literary language known by the general population of Ireland was a thing of fiction. When a person's name was recorded by one of the few literate scribes, it was up that particular scribe to decide how to spell an individual's name. So a person could have several spelling variations of his name recorded during a single lifetime. Research into the name Luney revealed many variations, including Lunney, Lunnie, Looney, Loney, Lunny, O'Lunney and others.

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Luney Early History


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Luney Early History



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

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Luney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Luney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Luney 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 18th century saw the slow yet steady emigration of Irish families to British North America and the United States. Those early Irish settlers that left their homeland were typically moderately well off: they were enticed by the promise of a sizable plot of land. However, by the 1840s, this pattern of immigration was gone: immigrants to North America were seeking refuge from the starvation and disease that the Great Potato Famine of that decade brought. The great numbers of Irish that arrived to the United States and the soon to be Canada were instrumental in their quick development as powerful industrial nations. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists uncovered many early immigrants bearing the name Luney:

Luney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Luney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Albert Luney, aged 5, who settled in America from Belfast, in 1897
  • John Luney, aged 32, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1897
  • Sarah Eliza Luney, aged 9, who emigrated to America from Belfast, in 1897
  • William Luney, aged 3, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1897

Luney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Emily Luney, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1902
  • Harriett Luney, aged 8, who settled in America from Belfast, Ireland, in 1902
  • Annie Luney, aged 19, who landed in America from Derrylin, Ireland, in 1912
  • James Luney, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Pomeroy, Ireland, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Luney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Luney (post 1700)



  • Mark "Sideways Buff" Luney (b. 1972), Irish professional drift car racer
  • Charles Seymour "Chas" Luney NZDF (1905-2006), New Zealand builder, best known for his Christchurch Town Hall built from 1969 to 1972

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Motto


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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. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  6. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  7. 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).
  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. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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The Luney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Luney 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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