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The Irish surnames in use today are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name McHaney originally appeared in Gaelic as O hEighnigh.

McHaney Early Origins



The surname McHaney was first found in County Londonderry (Irish: Doire), a Northern Irish county also known as Derry, in the province of Ulster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McHaney Spelling Variations


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McHaney Spelling Variations



The spelling of names in Ireland during the Middle Ages was rarely consistent. This inconsistency was due to the scribes and church officials' attempts to record orally defined names in writing. The common practice of recording names as they sounded resulted in spelling variations such as Heaney, Heany, Hegney, Hegeany, Heagney, Heeney and others.

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McHaney Early History


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McHaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McHaney research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McHaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McHaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McHaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McHaney 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



The English-ruled Ireland of the late 18th and 19th centuries featured a rapidly increasing population and an agricultural-based economy. This combination proved to be disastrous in the 1840s after a couple of failed potato harvests. Thousands died of disease and starvation, and thousands more left the country, often bound for North Ameri ca. Those that survived the journey to North America were put to work building the bridges, canals, roadways, and railways needed for the development of an industrial society. Those Irish, although often despised by those already established in North American cities and towns, played an instrumental role in making Canada and the United States the powerful and wealthy nations that they are today. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has shown many immigrants bearing the name McHaney:

McHaney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Dan McHaney, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1767

McHaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane McHaney, aged 12, arrived in New York in 1849
  • Matthew McHaney, aged 36, landed in New York in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name McHaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McHaney (post 1700)



  • James M. McHaney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1956
  • Hal McHaney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1940
  • Flake McHaney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956

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McHaney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The McHaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McHaney 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 22 October 2015 at 09:04.

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