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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Traynor is Mac Threinfir, from the words trean, meaning strong, and fear meaning man. This name is often rendered MacTraynor or MacTreanor in English, but the Anglicizations Mac Crainor and MacCreanor are actually more phonetically accurate.

Traynor Early Origins



The surname Traynor was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat and were associated with the family of Armstrong which settled in that county from the English/Scottish border.

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Traynor Spelling Variations


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Traynor Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Traynor family name. Variations found include Traynor, Trainor, Trayner and others.

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Traynor Early History


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Traynor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Traynor research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Traynor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Traynor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Traynor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Traynor 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



To escape the religious and political discrimination they experienced primarily at the hands of the English, thousands of Irish left their homeland in the 19th century. These migrants typically settled in communities throughout the East Coast of North America, but also joined the wagon trains moving out to the Midwest. Ironically, when the American War of Independence began, many Irish settlers took the side of England, and at the war's conclusion moved north to Canada. These United Empire Loyalists, were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Other Irish immigrants settled in Newfoundland, the Ottawa Valley, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, however, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America and Australia. Many of those numbers, however, did not live through the long sea passage. These Irish settlers to North America were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Traynor or a variant listed above, including:

Traynor Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Margaret Traynor, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747

Traynor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Traynor, aged 23, landed in New York in 1812
  • Phillip Traynor settled in Delaware in 1833
  • Philip Traynor, aged 40, landed in St Louis, Missouri in 1846
  • John Traynor, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Owen Traynor, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

Traynor Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Traynor, who landed in Wisconsin in 1919
  • James Frank Traynor, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1920

Traynor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Luke Traynor, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "John Bunyan"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Traynor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Traynor (post 1700)



  • John "Jack" Traynor (b. 1987), American soccer player
  • John "Jay" Traynor (b. 1941), American musician, original lead singer of the band "Jay and the Americans"
  • Harold Joseph "Pie" Traynor (1899-1972), American Major League Baseball third baseman
  • Philip Andrew Traynor, American dentist and politician who served two terms as U.S. Representative from Delaware
  • Donna Traynor, Irish journalist, the main female anchor of BBC Newsline
  • Oscar Traynor, Irish politician and revolutionary
  • Robert Terence "Bobby" Traynor (b. 1983), English footballer
  • Paul Traynor (b. 1977), Canadian ice hockey player
  • Kyle Traynor (b. 1986), Scottish rugby union player
  • Peter Traynor, Canadian founder Traynor Amplifiers in 1963
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Traynor Historic Events


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Traynor Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Etchel Traynor, British Stoker 2nd Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Philip Henry Traynor, Irish Trimmer from Derry, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    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 Co., 1992. Print.
    3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    8. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    11. ...

    The Traynor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Traynor 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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