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

Ranney Early Origins



The surname Ranney 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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Ranney Spelling Variations


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Ranney Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Ranney has appeared as Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Ranney Early History


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Ranney Early History



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

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Ranney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ranney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Ranney In Ireland


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Ranney In Ireland



Some of the Ranney 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



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Ranney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ranney, who arrived in Connecticut in 1657

Ranney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ranney, aged 30, landed in Maine in 1812
  • Luther P Ranney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Ranney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Murrenous Ranney, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Catherine Ranney, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • William Robert Hocking Ranney, aged 11, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • Elizabeth Catherine Ranney, aged 8, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • William Ranney, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ranney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ranney (post 1700)



  • Helen Ranney (1920-2010), American doctor and hematologist researcher
  • Arthur F. Ranney, co-founder of the American Professional Football Association which was later renamed the National Football League in 1922
  • Ambrose Arnold Ranney (1821-1899), U.S. Representative from Massachusetts
  • William Tylee Ranney (1813-1857), American painter
  • Peyton Ranney (b. 1826), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kalamazoo County 1st District, 1883-84; Mayor of Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1886-87; Member of Michigan State Senate 8th District, 1889-90
  • Luke Ranney, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1859, 1866, 1868 (Onondaga County 1st District 1859, 1866, Onondaga County 2nd District 1868)
  • Lemuel S. Ranney (b. 1831), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale County 2nd District, 1875-76
  • Herbert D. Ranney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1942
  • Frank H. Ranney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892
  • Dudley P. Ranney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    2. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    10. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
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    The Ranney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ranney 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 February 2016 at 13:13.

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