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

Lunney Early Origins



The surname Lunney 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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Lunney Spelling Variations


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Lunney Spelling Variations



The search for the origins of the name Lunney family name revealed numerous spelling variations. These variants can be somewhat accounted for when it is realized that before widespread literacy people only recognized their name by pronunciation; it was up to scribes to decide how it was to be formally recorded. Variations found include Lunney, Lunnie, Looney, Loney, Lunny, O'Lunney and others.

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Lunney Early History


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Lunney Early History



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

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Lunney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lunney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Lunney 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



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Lunneys:

Lunney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard, Felix, George, James and William Lunney all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1856 and 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lunney (post 1700)



  • Robert Lunney (b. 1962), American professional football player
  • Bryan Lunney (b. 1966), NASA flight director
  • Glynn S. Lunney (b. 1936), retired NASA engineer and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Thomas J. Lunney, American Republican politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Bronx County 6th District, 1927, 1928
  • Robert Lunney, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Darlington Court House, South Carolina, 1873-79
  • John Lunney, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Darlington Court House, South Carolina, 1871-73, 1879-85
  • George Lunney, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Darlington Court House, South Carolina, 1869-71
  • James D. Lunney (b. 1951), Canadian politician

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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



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. 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.
    4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Lunney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lunney 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 4 October 2017 at 07:14.

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