Arundel Disney great grandfather of Walt Disney through son Kepple and grandson Elias.
The Disney family hails from Ireland and they are descended from a Norman named Robert d'Isigny who arrived in England in 1066 with William the Conqueror. A branch of the family traveled in 1834 from County Kilkenny, Ireland to Liverpool, England where they sailed on the ship "New Jersey". They landed October 3, 1834 in New York City. After a few years they moved to Goderich Township, Huron County, in southwestern Upper Canada (Ontario).
Arundel Elias Disney and Maria Swan had eight children:
 Historical documents we found for Arundel Disney — FamilySearch.org
Birth: 1801 Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Death: 31 May 1880 Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada
Spouse: Maria Swan
Parents: Frances Best & Kepple Disney
The Life Summary of Arundel Elias
When Arundel Elias Disney was born in 1801, in Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland, his father, Kepple Disney, was 25 and his mother, Frances Best, was 25. He married Maria Swan on 1 September 1832, in Gowran, County Kilkenny, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lafayette, McKean, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 31 May 1880, in Goderich, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ellis, Ellis, Kansas, United States.
Children of Maria swan and Arundel Disney (15)
Kepple Elias Disney 1832–1891
Edward Disney 1835–Deceased
Robert Disney 1837–1910
Mary Disney 1839–Deceased
Elizabeth Disney 1841–Deceased
Elias Disney 1843–1913
John Disney 1843–Deceased
Sarah Diana Disney 1847–1913
George Disney 1849–Deceased
CHARLOTTE DISNEY 1851–1863
Thomas Disney 1852–1908
James Disney 1854–Deceased
Harriet M Disney 1856–1881
Arundel Robert Disney 1858–1910
Annie Disney 1861–1895
Siblings of Arundel (8)
Mary Ann Disney F 1795–1875
Robert Disney M 1797–1872
Arundel Elias Disney M 1801–1880
Charlotte Disney F 1801–1882
Kepple Disney M 1806–1897
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