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The Irish name Corney has a long Gaelic heritage to its credit. Generally, the original Gaelic form of the name Corney 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."

Corney Early Origins



The surname Corney was first found in County Mayo (Irish: Maigh Eo) located on the West coast of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Connacht, where they held a family seat from ancient times and were a branch of the Ui Fiachrach.

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Corney Spelling Variations


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Corney Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Corney family name include Carney, Carnie, McCarney, MacCarney, O'Carney, Kearney and many more.

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Corney Early History


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Corney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Corney research. Another 547 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1199 and 1721 are included under the topic Early Corney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Corney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Corney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Corney 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 became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Corney to North America:

Corney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Corney, who landed in Virginia in 1634

Corney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Rebecca Corney, who arrived in Virginia in 1711

Corney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Corney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1811

Corney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Corney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1841

Corney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Bridget Corney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1846
  • Charles Corney, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Time and Truth"
  • Martin Corney, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Time and Truth"

Corney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Corney, aged 25, a cook, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

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Corney Historic Events


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Corney Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Clarence Henry Corney, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sustine et abstine
Motto Translation: Sustain and abstain.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    3. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. 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.
    9. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Corney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Corney 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.

    This page was last modified on 10 December 2014 at 13:18.

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