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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 setted in New York, NY in 1803
  • Owen McCraney, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1803 [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)

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



  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. 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.
  2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  3. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  10. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. 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 6 August 2017 at 22:25.

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