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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name Mehaney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Mathghamhna, which is derived from the word mathghamhan, which means bear. The modern spelling is O Mahúna.

Mehaney Early Origins



The surname Mehaney was first found in County Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Mehaney Spelling Variations


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Mehaney Spelling Variations



The scribes who created documents long before either the Gaelic or English language resembled their standardized versions of today recorded words as they sounded. Consequently, in the Middle Ages the names of many people were recorded under different spellings each time they were written down. Research on the Mehaney family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Mahoney, O'Mahoney, O'Mahony, Mahony and others.

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Mehaney Early History


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Mehaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mehaney research. Another 357 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1014, 1639, 1679 and 1987 are included under the topic Early Mehaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mehaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mehaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mehaney 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mehaney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Dennis Mehaney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

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Mehaney Family Crest Products


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Mehaney Family Crest Products




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