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This is an interesting name of Irish and Scots origin. The Gaelic form is 'Mag Raighne', and means son of ('mag' or 'mac') Rayny, a pet form of Reginald. There seems to be some confusion as to which Irish sept this name belongs, but it is still fairly prevalent in Dublin and Ulster, particularly County Armagh and appears in Munster as O' Grainne or Greaney. It is also an old Galloway (Scotland) surname records show that in Dublin there was a schoolmaster of this name who wrote carols and ballads circa 1550.

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Left Ireland 1820 came to Australia under WCWentworth worked in the Hunter Cessnock area. There is a street in Cessnock named McGrane he married Honorah Carroll from Limerick Ireland and had a Daughter named Annie who had a son called Patrick my grandfather Annie married Antone Bambach.


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Owen Richard McGrane

I am a retired sailor from the South African Navy. I served from 1973 to December 1999 and retired as a chief petty officer?


Eddie McGrane tour guide (now deceased). His nephew is Eddie McGrane(jnr) who used to work for Novelle


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