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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.

"The Ranys or Rennys were extensive owners of land in the district of Craig in Angus from the middle of the fifteenth century, and the Rennies of Usan were recognised as an old family. Symon Renny was bailie of Inverkeithing in 1362. John Rayny, pelliparius, was burgess of Stirling in 1436." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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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 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1526, 1572, 1592, 1798, 1402, 1409 and 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 125 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ranney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Ranney, aged 30, who landed in Maine in 1812 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Luther P Ranney, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Ranney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Murrenous Ranney, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Catherine Ranney, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • William Robert Hocking Ranney, aged 11, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • Elizabeth Catherine Ranney, aged 8, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Latona" from Exeter
  • William Ranney, aged 4, who 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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Luke Ranney, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1859, 1866, 1868 (Onondaga County 1st District 1859, 1866, Onondaga County 2nd District 1868) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lemuel S. Ranney (b. 1831), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Hillsdale County 2nd District, 1875-76 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Herbert D. Ranney, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Saginaw County 1st District, 1942 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank H. Ranney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1892 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dudley P. Ranney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. 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.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  5. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. 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.
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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.

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