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McAneny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name McAneny originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Airchinnigh, which means son of the erenagh. The word erenagh refers to a steward of church lands. This was originally an ecclesiastical task, but was later performed by laymen, becoming a hereditary trade.

Early Origins of the McAneny family


The surname McAneny was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the McAneny family


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McAneny Spelling Variations


Official documents, crafted by early scribes and church officials, primarily contained names that were spelled according to their pronunciation. This lead to the problem of one name being recorded under several different variations, creating an illusion that a single person was many people. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McAneny that are preserved in the archival documents of the time are MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

Early Notables of the McAneny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the McAneny family to the New World and Oceana


Irish families began leaving their homeland for North America in the late 18th century. These families were usually modestly well off, but they were looking forward to owning and working on a sizable tract of land of their own. This pattern of emigration continued until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine sparked a major exodus of destitute and desperate Irish people. These people were not leaving for a grant of land in North America because by this time the East Coast had reached its saturation point and free land was scarce. They were merely looking to escape the disease, starvation, and hopelessness that Ireland had fallen into. Although these unfortunate immigrants did not receive a warm welcome by the established populations in the United States and what would become Canada, they were absolutely critical to the rapid development that these two nations enjoyed. They would help populate the western lands and provide the cheap labor required for a rapid industrialization. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early bearers of the name McAneny or one of its variants:

McAneny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James McAneny, aged 24, originally from Tyrone, arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B9-YTB : 6 December 2014), James McAneny, 27 Mar 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rose Mc Aneny, originally from Tyrone, arrived in New York in 1899 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Londonderry, Ireland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXC2-XZN : 6 December 2014), Rose Mc Aneny, 05 Sep 1899; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McAneny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Rose McAneny, aged 30, originally from Tyrone, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1908 aboard the ship "California" from Londonderry, Ireland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5D-XMW : 6 December 2014), Rose McAneny, 05 Oct 1908; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Barney Mc Aneny, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Brandywine" from Port Lobos, Mexico [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HC-8PG : 6 December 2014), Barney Mc Aneny, 11 Dec 1920; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Brandywine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Rose Ann McAneny, aged 31, originally from Gortin, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Londonderry, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V4-XJZ : 6 December 2014), Rose Ann McAneny, 31 Oct 1921; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Barney McAneny, aged 42, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Brandywine" from Port Lobos, Mexico [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K7-MMD : 6 December 2014), Barney McAneny, 24 Jan 1921; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Brandywine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Maggie Sue McAneny, aged 20, originally from Stragnul, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LQ-VM8 : 6 December 2014), Maggie Sue McAneny, 17 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McAneny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ms. Mary McAneny who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Wellington" departing 29th July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 20th September 1847 but she died on board [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 86)

Contemporary Notables of the name McAneny (post 1700)


  • George McAneny (1869-1953), American newspaperman and politician, Manhattan Borough (1910-1913), Secretary of the New York Civil Service Reform League (1894-1902), and Executive Manager of The New York Times (1916-1921)
  • Joseph J. McAneny (1924-2007), American politician, Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (1969-1970)
  • Rear Admiral Douglas J. McAneny USN,, American Commander of the Submarine Force U.S. Pacific Fleet
  • Leonard G. McAneny, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Mayor of Yonkers, New York, 1928 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. McAneny, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6B9-YTB : 6 December 2014), James McAneny, 27 Mar 1893; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXC2-XZN : 6 December 2014), Rose Mc Aneny, 05 Sep 1899; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX5D-XMW : 6 December 2014), Rose McAneny, 05 Oct 1908; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name California, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HC-8PG : 6 December 2014), Barney Mc Aneny, 11 Dec 1920; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Brandywine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6V4-XJZ : 6 December 2014), Rose Ann McAneny, 31 Oct 1921; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6K7-MMD : 6 December 2014), Barney McAneny, 24 Jan 1921; citing departure port Port Lobos, Mexico, arrival port New York, ship name Brandywine, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6LQ-VM8 : 6 December 2014), Maggie Sue McAneny, 17 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, England, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 86)
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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