Treanor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Treanor 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.
Early Origins of the Treanor family
The surname Treanor was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) 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.
Early History of the Treanor family
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Treanor Spelling Variations
People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname Treanor that are preserved in archival documents are Traynor, Trainor, Trayner and others.
Early Notables of the Treanor family (pre 1700)
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Treanor migration to the United States +
Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North America. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Treanor to North America:
Treanor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Treanor, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1803 
Treanor migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Treanor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Thomas Treanor, aged 29, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
- Mary Treanor, aged 27, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
- Patrick Treanor, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
- John Treanor, aged 45, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
- Catherine Treanor, aged 40, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Cupid" in 1834
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Treanor migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Treanor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Treanor, aged 40, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" 
- Mary Treanor, aged 20, a maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" 
- Susan Treanor, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" 
Treanor migration to New Zealand +
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Treanor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Treanor, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Durham" in 1873
- Patrick Treanor, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
Contemporary Notables of the name Treanor (post 1700) +
- Walter Emanuel Treanor (1883-1941), United States federal judge
- Michael Treanor (b. 1979), American actor and martial artist
- William Michael Treanor (b. 1957), American attorney and legal scholar
- Matthew Aaron Treanor (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball catcher
- Misty Erie May Treanor (b. 1977), American professional volleyball player and actress
- Noel Treanor (b. 1950), the 32nd and current Bishop of the Irish diocese of Down and Connor
- Marc Treanor (1963-2020), Welsh sand artist from Dinas, Pembrokeshire
- Mark Treanor (b. 1963), Scottish former professional footballer
- Mayna Treanor Avent (1865-1959), American artist who ownded a summer studio in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Elkmont, Tennessee
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)
- ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.