Ireland from around the year 1200 until the 18th century. It is from this language that we found the first references to the name Meeney as O Maonaigh. This is derived from the word maonach, meaning wealthy.
Early Origins of the Meeney family
Offaly (Irish: Uíbh Fháilí) originally the Kingdom of Uí Failghe, located in central Ireland in the Province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Meeney family
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Meeney Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Meeney that are preserved in archival documents are Mooney, Moony, O'Mooney, Meeny, O'Meany, Meany, O'Meeny, O'Mainy, Meaney and many more.
Early Notables of the Meeney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Meeney family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Meeney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Meeney (post 1700)
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