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The surname Tangney comes from the Irish Gaelic "O Teangna" and refers to a "descendant of Teangana." This personal name is an Old Breton name composed of the element "tan" meaning "fire" and "ci" meaning "dog," and was born by a sixth century Christian saint.

Tangney Early Origins



The surname Tangney was first found in County Kerry (Irish:Ciarraí) part of the former County Desmond (14th-17th centuries), located in Southwestern Ireland, in Munster province.

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Tangney Spelling Variations


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Tangney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Tangney, O'Tangney, Tagney, Tangley and others.

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Tangney Early History


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Tangney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tangney research. Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tangney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Tangney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Tangney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Tangney Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tangney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Tangney and John Tagney, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Daniel Tangney and Mick and Patrick Tagney, who sailed to New York in 1851
  • Mary Tangney and her family, and Biddy Tagney, who immigrated to New York in 1857
  • Patrick Tangney, who was naturalized in Illinois in 1896

Tangney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Tangney, aged 26, a servant, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Tangney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Tangney (post 1700)



  • Maurice F. Tangney, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Connecticut, 1948
  • June P Tangney, American Professor of Psychology at SUNY, Buffalo, New York
  • Brendan Tangney, Irish professor in the Department of Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin Ireland
  • Dame Dorothy Margaret Tangney DBE (1911-1985), Australian politician, first woman member of the Australian Senate (1943-1968), eponym of the Division of Tanguey, an electoral division in Western Australia

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Si Deus quis contra?
Motto Translation: If God be with us who can be against us?.


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Tangney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
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    The Tangney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Tangney 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 7 December 2016 at 10:37.

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