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The rugged west coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancestral home of the McCraney family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

McCraney Early Origins



The surname McCraney was first found in the islands of Jura and Islay, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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McCraney Spelling Variations


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McCraney Spelling Variations



Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. McCraney has been spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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McCraney Early History


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McCraney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCraney research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 180 , 1625, 1649, 1856 and 128. are included under the topic Early McCraney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCraney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCraney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCraney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCraney In Ireland


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McCraney In Ireland



Some of the McCraney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name McCraney arrived in North America very early:

McCraney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Owen McCraney, who came to New York, NY in 1803
  • Owen McCraney, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1803

McCraney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Julia McCraney, aged 19, who settled in America from Kilmaintanwood, in 1906
  • Mary A. McCraney, aged 12, who landed in America from Burgan, Ireland, in 1912
  • Alex. McCraney, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCraney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCraney (post 1700)



  • Tarrell Alvin McCraney (b. 1980), American playwright and actor
  • William McCraney (1831-1911), Canadian businessman and politician who represented Halton in the Canadian House of Commons (1875-1878) and (1882-1887), Mayor of Oakville (1871-1872), brother of Daniel McCraney
  • Daniel McCraney (1834-1885), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Kent East (1875-1885), father of George Ewan McCraney
  • George Ewan McCraney (1868-1921), Canadian lawyer and politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons

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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: Amor proximi
Motto Translation: The love of our neighbor.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The McCraney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCraney 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 10 September 2016 at 08:20.

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