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Early Origins of the Oney family


The surname Oney 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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Early History of the Oney family

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Early History of the Oney family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oney research.
Another 294 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1800, 1877, 1600, 1682 and 1635 are included under the topic Early Oney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oney Spelling Variations

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Oney Spelling Variations


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

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Early Notables of the Oney family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Oney family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Oney family to Ireland

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Migration of the Oney family to Ireland


Some of the Oney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Oney family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Oney family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Oney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gavin Oney, aged 18, originally from Mount Bellew, arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Queenstown, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF31-P2J : 6 December 2014), Gavin Oney, 17 Apr 1905; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Henry Oney, aged 64, arrived in New York in 1917 aboard the ship "Bassam" from Sierra Leone, West Africa [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZ9-QPP : 6 December 2014), Henry Oney, 23 Nov 1917; citing departure port Sierra Leone, West Africa, arrival port New York, ship name Bassam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Oney, aged 18, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Curacao, DWI [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2L-82D : 6 December 2014), William Oney, 25 Dec 1922; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Lula Oney, aged 30, destined for Lexington, Ky., arrived in New York, N. Y. in 1922 aboard the ship "Fort St. George" from Hamilton, Bermuda [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLV-LM2 : 6 December 2014), Lula Oney, 10 Jul 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Fort St. George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William Oney, aged 18, arrived in New York in 1923 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from Curacao, DWI [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNDY-JNR : 6 December 2014), William Oney, 01 Oct 1923; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oney (post 1700)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Oney (post 1700)


  • Dawn Oney, American model and beauty pageant contestant for Miss Montana in 1954

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  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.
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF31-P2J : 6 December 2014), Gavin Oney, 17 Apr 1905; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJZ9-QPP : 6 December 2014), Henry Oney, 23 Nov 1917; citing departure port Sierra Leone, West Africa, arrival port New York, ship name Bassam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JN2L-82D : 6 December 2014), William Oney, 25 Dec 1922; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNLV-LM2 : 6 December 2014), Lula Oney, 10 Jul 1922; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, N. Y., ship name Fort St. George, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNDY-JNR : 6 December 2014), William Oney, 01 Oct 1923; citing departure port Curacao, DWI, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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