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The forbears of the name McGrane are thought to be of the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. The name indicates that the first bearer lived on the island of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. The name is derived from Gaelic Mac Crain.

McGrane Early Origins



The surname McGrane 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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McGrane Spelling Variations


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McGrane Spelling Variations



Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, McGrane has been spelled MacCraney, Craney, Crainey, MacCrain, McCranie, MacCranny, MacCranne, MacCranney, MacCrayne and many more.

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McGrane Early History


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McGrane Early History



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

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McGrane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McGrane Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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McGrane In Ireland


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McGrane In Ireland



Some of the McGrane 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



Many settled along the east coast of what would become the United States and Canada. As the American War of Independence broke out, those who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these hardy Dalriadan-Scottish settlers began to recover their collective history in the 20th century with the advent of the vibrant culture fostered by highland games and Clan societies in North Ameri ca. Highland games, clan societies, and other organizations generated much renewed interest in Scottish heritage in the 20th century. The McGrane were among the earliest of the Scottish settlers as immigration passenger lists have shown:

McGrane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McGrane, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • Cathaline McGrane, aged 38, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1855
  • James McGrane, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1897

McGrane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Bernard McGrane, aged 28, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1903
  • John McGrane, aged 30, who settled in America from Dublin, in 1904
  • John J McGrane, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1904
  • Helen McGrane, aged 18, who landed in America from Cloonscott, Ireland, in 1906
  • Irene McGrane, aged 21, who settled in America, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McGrane (post 1700)



  • Bernard McGrane, American sociologist, author, and Associate Professor
  • Calley McGrane (b. 1989), American fiddler and vocalist
  • William E. McGrane, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from New Canaan, 1930
  • Miles A. McGrane Jr., American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 32nd District, 1944
  • Gail McGrane (b. 1975), Scottish television weather forecaster
  • Tomás McGrane (b. 1979), Irish hurler
  • Michelle McGrane (b. 1974), poet from Zimbabwe
  • Anthony Michael McGrane (1946-2004), Australian politician from Forbes
  • John McGrane (b. 1952), retired Scottish-born, Canadian soccer defender
  • Damien McGrane (b. 1971), Irish PGA golfer from Kells, County Meath
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    4. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    5. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
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    The McGrane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McGrane 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 8 January 2016 at 11:33.

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