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The first people to use the name Reaney were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in county of Angus.

Reaney Early Origins



The surname Reaney 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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Reaney Spelling Variations


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Reaney 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. Reaney has appeared as Rayney, Rainy, Rainey, Rainnie, Rennie, Renny and many more.

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Reaney Early History


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Reaney Early History



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

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Reaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Reaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Reaney In Ireland


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Reaney In Ireland



Some of the Reaney 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:

Reaney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Reaney, who landed in Colorado in 1881

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Contemporary Notables of the name Reaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Reaney (post 1700)



  • Thomas Reaney, American co-founder of Reaney, Son & Archbold, an American iron shipbuilding company in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1859
  • J. H. Reaney, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 23rd District, 1879
  • Thomas Reaney, English footballer who played from 1904 to 1905
  • Les Reaney (b. 1984), Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • James Crerar Reaney OC FRSC (1926-2008), Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor, three-time Governor General's Award recipient
  • Paul Reaney (b. 1944), English former footballer who played from 1962 to 1981, member of the England National Team (1968-1971)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Reaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Reaney 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 17 November 2015 at 11:15.

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