kearney



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Carney numerous: Connacht, particularly Mayo, Fermanagh, Tyrone, N Leinster. Ir. Mac Cearnaigh and Ó Cearnaigh. The former was of Meath, now mainly in Ulster, the latter was a sept of Uí Fiachrach (Mayo). Some confusion with Kearney, q.v. SI.
Karney Very rare: scattered. See Kearney
Kearney Very numerous: all areas: Ir. Ó Catharnaigh (Meath); Ó Cearnaigh (Connacht). The head of the Meath family was known as An Sionnach (The Fox) and many of them became known as Fox. There was also a sept Ó Cearnaigh (cearnach, victorious) in Tipperary which explains the wide distribution. IF & SGG.
Mac Cearnaigh Carney: Laighin thuaidh & Ulaidh theas ach tá meascadh le Ó Cearnaigh i gConnacht. B'as an Mhí don chlann sa i dtosach. Brí: ceárnach = caithréimach.
MacCarney fairly numerous: Fermanagh & Ulster generally. Ir. Mac Cearnaigh, cearnach meaning "victorious". Originating in Meath, they moved to Ulster.MIF.
Ó Catharnaigh Carney, Kearney: líonmhar: Connachta & Laighin thuaidh. Clann a bhain le Teathbha sa Mhí agus gur tugadh An Sionnach ar a dtaoiseach. Tá "Fox" ar cuid acu dá bharr. Féach Ó Cearnaigh, leis. Brí: catharnach = trodach.IF.
Ó Cearnaigh Kearney, Carney: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre: dhá chlann aitheanta (1) de chuid Uí Fiachrach (Connachta) & (2) de chuid Dál gCais (an Clár). Bhí clann airchinnigh i nDoire chomh maith. Féach Ó Ceithearnaigh, leis.
Ó Ceithearnaigh Kearney?: seo sloinne a bhí i Ros Comáin & Corcaigh sa 16 céad. Táid "báite" insna leagain ghalldaithe mar aon le Ó Catharnaigh & Ó Cearnaigh, q.v. Dar ndó, ciallaíonn ceithearnach saighdiúir coise - téarma a luaitear go minic i dtaifid an 16 céad.
O'Kearney rare: Dublin etc. Ir. Ó Cearnaigh (victorious). See Kearney.

    Maps

  • kearney in 1659.
  • kearney births mapped 1864-1913
  • kearney 1901 census map
  • kearney 1911 census map
  • kearney Roman Catholic baptisms

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