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Ó Dubhshláine - anglicised Delany and Delaney, meaning 'black, of the river Slaney'.

Ó Dubhláin - meaning perhaps 'black challenge' has also been anglicised as Delany and Delaney, according to Woulfe in 'Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall' or 'Irish Names and Surnames' (1923).

The name Delane is found in Co Mayo; MacLysaght treats this as an abbreviated form of Delaney ('The Surnames of Ireland', 1985 et al), although it may stand for Ó Dalláin.

Delaney was recorded early in the barony of Galmoy in Co Kilkenny, and Ossory in Laois, at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

These would be the origins of Irish Delaneys and probably the majority of Delaneys anywhere, in fact, through Irish immigration.

In Sir William Petty's 'Census' of 1659, the name occurs as a 'Principal Irish Name' in:

Co Kilkenny (all figures are for families)
Gowran Barony, Dulany (12); Fassagh Deinin, Dulany (23); Skillellogher, Dulany (6); Crannagh, Dulany (17).

Co Laois
Ossory Barony, Dullany (86); Upper Ossory, Dullany (66); Cullenagh, Dullany (19).

[Co Kerry-disambiguation:
there is a listing for O Dulinge, which would be the transplanted Ó Dúnlaing sept, who also came from Co Laois. This name is usually anglicised as Dowling].

By the time of Griffith's 'Primary Valuation' (1847-64) Delany is the most common spelling, and households were found in counties Laois (727) Kilkenny (259) and Tipperary (214).
Delaney registers lower numbers: Laois (18) Offaly (7) etc.

In the Registrar General's Report on births in 1890 Delan(e)y is the most common entrant for Co Laois.

There is also a distinct name of French origin, Delaunay (De l'Aunay) which may have become Delaney in some instances in Britain; though it is likely most Delaneys there too would be of Irish immigrant stock.The French name, meaning - of the alder grove, is still extant in France. Variants of it are Daunay, Dawnay etc. which are mostly found in Britain.

Two famous Delaneys:

Edward Delaney (1930-2009) Mayo born sculptor.

Arthur K. Delaney (1841-1905) Alaskan politician.

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johnd55

Father Thomas Patrick born in Stoneyburn nr Addiwell, westcalder, Scotland,1906 mother Mellis Mary Pitt born in Coventry 1919, both deceased, I had 1 brother Thomas,4 sisters, Theresa, Maureen, Frances, Janette deceased myself Ian John. looking for where my ancestors actually came from

jjdelaney1216

I am searching for information about Bernard Delaney immigrated to the U.S. abt. 1880 married Bridget Cannon 1882 in Chicago Ill. Bernards parents were Daniel Delaney or Delany and Margaret Keating from county Laois Mount Mellick area. Please e-mail me any info abt. family still in Ireland. jdelaney03yahoo.com Thank You Jim Delaney

francesm

There is also a distinct name of French origin, Delaunay, which may have become Delaney in some instances in Britain though I dont doubt most Delaneys there too would be of Irish immigrant stock. It is the French name that has those variants Daunay, Dawnay etc, mostly found in Britain.

ellenruby

Delaney is a dual-origin surname. Delaney is from Gaelic O Dubhshlaine black, of the river Slaney, a sept of Laois. This would be the origin of Irish Delaneys and probably the majority of Delaneys anywhere, in fact, through Irish immigration.

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