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RAINEY Family History

Recorded in many forms including Rainy, Rainey, Rany, Raynie, Reany, Reaney, Rennie, Renny, Rennison, and Renison, this is a surname of complicated and confusing origins. It can be English, Anglo-Irish, Irish, Anglo-Scottish or Scottish, and with overlapping spelling. In most cases it is, or rather was, a form of the original personal name "Reynold". This was of Germanic origin from the elements "ragin" meaning "counsel", and "wald", rule. Introduced into the British Isles by the Norse-Vikings of the 8th century, and later reinforced at the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066 by the French equivalent "Reinald", it rapidly gained popularity in the medieval period.

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Nancy Moran

Hello my great grandmother married William John Rainey...her name was Elizabeth McCoullough they moved to U.S. at different times they had two sons Samuel was my grandfather .


Would like to compare Y-DNA to find my UK Rainey Family/ Jim


Hi! Im Ribeac?. This is the page for the Rainey family tribe from Ireland. If you are from the Rainey tribe, please join us! Share information about your Rainey family and their history, and meet others! Have fun! - Ribeac? xx

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