For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.
|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 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.|
DEDs where MacCarney and a second surname are found together