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Where did the Irish Canada family come from? What is the Irish Canada family crest and coat of arms? When did the Canada family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Canada family history?The spelling and overall form of Irish names tend to vary widely over time. The original Gaelic form of the name Canada is O'Cinneide, which is derived from the words "ceann," which means "head," and "éidigh," which means "helmet."
Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name Canada revealed many variations, including Kennedy, Minagh, Kennady, O'Kennedy and others.
First found in County Tipperary. This distinguished Irish family were descended from Kennedy, nephew of King Brian Boru, Ireland's great Warrior King who fell in the battle of Clontarf in the year 1014.
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Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name Canada: Teage O'Kenedy, who arrived in Virginia in 1666; Ffergos Kenedey, a Scotch-Irish settler in New England in 1718; David Kennedy, who arrived in Boston in 1737.
The Canada Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Canada Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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