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Olney Early Origins



The surname Olney was first found in Buckinghamshire at Olney, a market town and civil parish in the Borough of Milton Keynes. The place dates back to 979 where it was listed as Ollanege. By the time of the Domesday Book, the place name had evolved to Olnei [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
which meant "island, or dry ground in a marsh, of a man called Olla," derived from the Old English personal name + eg. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
On November 4th, 1643, Olney was the site of the Battle of Olney Bridge, a skirmish in the First English Civil War. The town has a long history as a lace-making centre, but is best known as the place where the Olney Hymns were written. John Newton (1725-1807), author of the hymn Amazing Grace was curate of Olney. Some of the family were found in Weston-Underwood in early times. "The church [of Weston-Underwood] is a neat structure, built by Sir John Olney in the 14th century." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Olney Spelling Variations


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Olney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Olney, Onley, Oneley, Ongley and others.

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Olney Early History


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Olney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Olney research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1877, 1600, 1682 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Olney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Olney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Olney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 39 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Olney 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:

Olney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Marie Olney settled in New England in 1635
  • Thomas and Marie Olney, from Hertfordshire who sailed aboard the Planter destined for Salem Massachusetts in 1635
  • Etenetus Olney, who landed in New England in 1635
  • Mary Olney, aged 30, landed in New England in 1635
  • Thomas Olney, who arrived in New England in 1635

Olney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas and Epenetus Olney settled in Rhode Island in 1720

Olney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Atchison Olney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Olney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Abraham Olney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Charles Olney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • Coggeshal Olney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • James Olney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • John Olney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Olney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Olney (post 1700)



  • Warren Olney (1841-1921), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Gold Democrat National Convention from California, 1896; Mayor of Oakland, California, 1903-05
  • Robert E. Olney, American politician, Mayor of Burbank, California, 1981-82
  • Richard II Olney (1871-1939), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1902; Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1903
  • Richard Olney (1835-1917), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1873-74; Candidate for Massachusetts State Attorney General, 1876; U.S. Attorney General, 1893-95
  • Peter B. Olney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1876
  • Patricia Olney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 18th District, 2010
  • Mabel W. Olney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Rhode Island, 1924, 1928
  • Josiah G. Olney, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Chenango County, 1839
  • John Olney, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1860
  • Jeremiah Olney, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1880
  • ... (Another 20 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Olney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Olney 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.

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