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Where did the Irish McAnerney family come from? What is the Irish McAnerney family crest and coat of arms? When did the McAnerney family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McAnerney family history?The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name McAnerney originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Airchinnigh, which means son of the erenagh. The word erenagh refers to a steward of church lands. This was originally an ecclesiastical task, but was later performed by laymen, becoming a hereditary trade.
The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached. Research into the name McAnerney revealed spelling variations, including MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McAnerney research. Another 222 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early McAnerney History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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The 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of McAnerney or one of its variants:
McAnerney Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McAnerney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McAnerney 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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