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O'Greaney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname O'Greaney comes from the original Irish "O Grainne," from the female Christian name Grainne. Thus, it is one of a very limited number of matronymic names in Ireland.

Early Origins of the O'Greaney family


The surname O'Greaney 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 the Justiciary Rolls mention the acquittal of Rawenyld O'Grayne in 1313, who was charged with aiding a convicted robber. The name appears in 16th century Tudor Fiants from the same area.

Early History of the O'Greaney family


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O'Greaney Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Greaney, O'Greaney, Greany, O'Greany, Graney, Granny, O'Granie, O'Grane and many more.

Early Notables of the O'Greaney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the O'Greaney family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Patrick Greany, who was naturalized in Iowa in 1847; Bridget Graney, who landed in New Orleans in 1851; Patrick Greaney, who took the Oath of Allegiance in Philadelphia in 1856.

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