Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in county of Angus.
Early Origins of the Reaney family
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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Reaney family
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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.
Early Notables of the Reaney family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Reaney family to Ireland
Some of the Reaney family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Reaney family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Reaney (post 1700)
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