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The name McCanny arose in two distinct Irish Septs, the O'Cannys and the MacCannys. The O'Cannys are descended from the powerful O Caithniadh sept, whereas the MacCannys are descended from the Mac Annaidh (later Mac Cannaidh) Sept.

McCanny Early Origins



The surname McCanny was first found in Thomond (Irish: Tuadh Mumhan), what is now County Clare, and in Erris, now County Mayo, where the O Caithniadh family of the Ui Fiachrach Muaidhe were chiefs until the 13th century.

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McCanny Spelling Variations


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McCanny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Canny, O'Canny, MacCanny and others.

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McCanny Early History


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McCanny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCanny research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1609 and 1850 are included under the topic Early McCanny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCanny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCanny Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was the MacCanny family of the Castle of Drumbanny, near Limerick. Later the family were of Ballycasey (now Firgrove) in the...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCanny 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McCanny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Biddy McCanny, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834

McCanny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McCanny, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCanny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCanny (post 1700)



  • R J McCanny, American Civil War soldier, member of the Georgia 60th Infantry Regiment
  • Professor John McCanny, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Queen's University, Belfast, Ireland (1984-), made a Fellow of the Royal Society

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCanny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCanny 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 7 March 2014 at 14:15.

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