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Where did the Irish Arney family come from? When did the Arney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Arney family history?The Irish name Arney has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. Generally, the original Gaelic form of the name Arney is said to be O Cearnaigh, from the word "cearnach," which means "victorious." However, in some instances, especially the roots of the present day spelling of Kearney, the surname derives from the Gaelic "O Catharnaigh," meaning "warlike."
A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Arney include Carney, Carnie, McCarney, MacCarney, O'Carney, Kearney and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Arney research. Another 547 words(39 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Arney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 23 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Arney Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Death and immigration greatly reduced Ireland's population in the 19th century. For the native Irish people poverty, hunger, and racial prejudice was common. Therefore, thousands left their homeland to seek opportunity in North America. Those who survived the journey and the quarantine camps to which they arrived, were instrumental towards building the strong developing nations of the United States and the future Canada. By far, the largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. These were employed as construction or factory workers. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has shown early immigrants bearing the name Arney:
Arney Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Arney Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Arney Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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