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Where did the Irish McKennie family come from? What is the Irish McKennie family crest and coat of arms? When did the McKennie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the McKennie family history?The original Gaelic form of McKennie was Mac Cionaoith.
The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name McKennie were encountered in the archives: MacKenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKenny, MacKinna, MacKinnie and many more.
First found in County Monaghan, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKennie research. Another 227 words(16 lines of text) covering the year 1544 is included under the topic Early McKennie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early McKennie 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 McKennie:
McKennie Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The McKennie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKennie 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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