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The original Gaelic form of the name Carnathan is O Cearnachain, which is derived from the word "cearnach," which means "victorious."

Carnathan Early Origins



The surname Carnathan was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Carnathan Spelling Variations


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Carnathan Spelling Variations



In the Middle Ages many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Carnathan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Kernahan, Kernaghan, Carnahan, Carnaghan and others.

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Carnathan Early History


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Carnathan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Carnathan research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 117 and 1172 are included under the topic Early Carnathan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Carnathan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Carnathan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Carnathan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland saw an enormous decrease in its population in the 19th century due to immigration and death. This pattern of immigration began slowly in the late 18th century and gradually grew throughout the early portion of the 19th century. However, a dramatic increase in the country's immigration numbers occurred when the Great Potato Famine struck in the 1840s. The early immigrants to North America were primarily destined to be farmers tending to their own plot of land, those that came later initially settled within pre-established urban centers. These urban immigrants provided the cheap labor that the fast developing United States and soon to be Canada required. Regardless of their new lifestyle in North America, the Irish immigrants to the United States and Canada made invaluable contributions to their newly adopted societies. An investigation of immigrant and passenger lists revealed many Carnathans:

Carnathan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs Jane Carnathan, aged 34, originally from Johnston, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2K : 6 December 2014), Mrs Jane Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Carnathan, aged 10, originally from Johnston, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2G : 6 December 2014), John Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Jessie Carnathan, originally from Johnston, who arrived in New York in 1897 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Glasgow, Scotland [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2R : 6 December 2014), Jessie Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Carnathan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Carnathan, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-LMS : 6 December 2014), James Carnathan, 30 Aug 1919; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnathan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Carnathan (post 1700)



  • Bryan Carnathan, American Canon camera reviewer for The-Digital-Picture.com
  • Paul Carnathan, American linesman at the 2014 and 2015 IIHF World Championship

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Carnathan Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2K : 6 December 2014), Mrs Jane Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2G : 6 December 2014), John Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXW1-Z2R : 6 December 2014), Jessie Carnathan, 20 Sep 1897; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W1-LMS : 6 December 2014), James Carnathan, 30 Aug 1919; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  3. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  6. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  7. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  9. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Carnathan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Carnathan 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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