Irish Surname - Blayney
Blayney is an Irish surname that originated in the north-east of Ireland, particularly in County Monaghan. The name is derived from the Irish language "Ó Flaitheamhnaigh" which means "descendant of Flaitheamhna" or "chief". Over time, the name was anglicized to Blayney.
The Blayney family held the title of Baron Blayney in the Peerage of Ireland from the 18th century until the early 20th century. The family was prominent in Irish politics and military service. Today, there are many people with the surname Blayney living in Ireland and around the world.
Famous People with surname Blayney
- Cadwallader Blayney, 12th Baron Blayney - A British Army officer who served in the Seven Years' War and the American War of Independence.
- James Blayney - An Irish politician who served as a Member of Parliament in the late 18th century.
- Niall Blaney (1922-1995), An Irish politician from Donegal and elected as Fianna Fáil TD in 1948.
- Niall Blaney (1974- ) TD for Donegal North-East from 2002 to 2011 and a Senator for the Agricultural Panel since April 2020.
- Patrick Blaney - An Irish politician who served as a member of the Irish Senate from 1987 to 1992.
- Thomas Blayney - A Welsh Anglican bishop who served as the Bishop of Bangor from 1775 to 1787.
- Francis Blaney - An Irish soldier who fought in the American Revolutionary War and later settled in the United States.
- Edward Blaney - An Irish professional footballer who played for various clubs in Ireland, including Bohemians and Shelbourne.
- Mary Blayney - An American author of romance novels.
- Patrick Blaney - played Gaelic football for Donegal and soccer for Finn Harps.
- Michael Blaney - An Irish footballer who played for Dundalk and Derry City.
- William Blaney - An American politician who served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1925 to 1926.
Variations of the surname Blayney
Blaney, Blainey, Blanney, Blanay, Blaeney, Bleaney, Bleaney, Bleinie, Bliney, Blinney
Blayney Coat of Arms
The Blayney coat of arms features a blue shield with a gold lion passant, and a silver chief with three black escallops. The crest features a silver greyhound sejant collared and leashed gold.
There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.
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