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Raney is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in county of Angus.

Raney Early Origins



The surname Raney was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Raney Spelling Variations


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Raney Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Raney has been spelled Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Raney Early History


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Raney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Raney research. Another 174 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Raney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Raney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Raney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Raney In Ireland


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Raney In Ireland



Some of the Raney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 124 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Raney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Tho Raney, who arrived in Virginia in 1696

Raney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Raney, who landed in Virginia in 1746

Raney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Raney, aged 31, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Benjamin Raney, aged 33, arrived in New York in 1832
  • P Raney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • James Raney, aged 24, arrived in Alabama in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Raney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Raney (post 1700)



  • Doug Raney (1956-2016), American jazz guitarist, son of Jimmy Raney
  • Jimmy Raney (1927-1995), American jazz guitarist and father of Doug Raney
  • Wayne Raney (1921-1993), American country singer
  • Sue Raney (b. 1940), American jazz singer
  • Murray Raney (1885-1966), American mechanical engineer
  • Catherine Raney (b. 1980), American Olympic speed skater
  • William Raney (1859-1933), Canadian lawyer, politician and judge

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See Also


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    Other References

    1. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    10. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    11. ...

    The Raney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Raney 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 January 2017 at 12:49.

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