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Looney Genealogy and Looney Family History Information

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  • Absalom Looney, Sr. (c.1729 - 1796)
    Military service: Duty under General George Washington during the Revolutionary War Discovered a beautiful valley of the Bluestone River (presently in West Virginia), since known as Abb's Valley. p.5...
  • Alexander Looney (1883 - 1971)
  • Clara Looney (1882 - 1954)
    Clara Belcher was the - Child of James Belcher and Mary Heaven. She was born in Little River Canterbury, her father at the time being a bushman clearing land for farming. She came from a large family a...
  • Daniel Looney (1725 - 1769)
    Daniel (2) Looney, (b. ca 1723, d. ca 1760) was on the muster roll of Augusta County in 1742. He patented 180 acres on Long Run on 20 August 1748, probably called the Draper Place. He lived there in 17...
  • Elizabeth Jane Looney (1736 - 1811)
    ELIZABETH JANE BOWEN was born 1739 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died Feb 1811 Abbeville District, South Carolina Alt Names: Jean Jane McIlhaney Bowen, Elizabeth Bowen Parents: John Washi...

About the Looney surname

According to some accounts the Looneys are said to be of Scotch origin, more often they are considered to befrom Ireland where the O'Looneys were chiefs of Montir Loney, a district known as the Monter Loney Mountains in the county of Tyrone. It is also a Munster surname found chiefly in Cork and Clare, Ireland. Variants of the name are O'Looney; O'Lowney; Lowney; O'Luinie, Lonney, Lunney, Luna, etc.

The Looneys descended from Robert Looney of Augusta and Botetourt Counties, Virginia, and said to have come from Ballagilley Farm about 3 miles south of Ramsey in Maughold Parish, Isle of Man; or possibly from Ballalooney in Amogary Parish. They claim that an ancestor fought with marlborough in Flanders (ca 1708-1709) in the reign of Queen Anne.