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Multiple Origins for the Surname McCranie


Scottish


The ancestors of the McCranie surname are thought to have lived in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name McCranie was given to someone who lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

McCranie Early Origins



The surname McCranie 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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McCranie Spelling Variations


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McCranie Spelling Variations



The translation of Gaelic names in the Middle Ages was not a task undertaken with great care. Records from that era show an enormous number of spelling variations, even in names referring to the same person. Over the years McCranie has appeared as MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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McCranie Early History


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McCranie Early History



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

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McCranie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCranie Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McCranie In Ireland


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McCranie In Ireland



Some of the McCranie 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



Significant portions of the populations of both the United States and Canada are still made up of the ancestors of Dalriadan families. Some of those in Canada originally settled the United States, but went north as United Empire Loyalists in the American War of Independence. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the ancestors of many Scots on both sides of the border begin to recover their collective national heritage through Clan societies and highland games. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

McCranie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • L.A. McCranie, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1921
  • Laurrie McCranie, who landed in America, in 1921
  • Laurrie McCranie, aged 27, who settled in America, in 1922

McCranie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McCranie, aged 25, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCranie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCranie (post 1700)



  • ? McCranie, American family of turpentine distillers in Willacoochee, Georgia; for generations they operated McCranie's Turpentine Still which is now added to the National Register of Historic Places
  • Burgess McCranie (1905-1977), American politician, 7th Mayor of Bossier City, Louisiana (1953-1957)

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    2. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
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    The McCranie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCranie 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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