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Tierney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Tierney originally appeared in Gaelic as O Tighearnaigh, which is derived from "tighearna," which means "lord."

Early Origins of the Tierney family


The surname Tierney 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 their chiefs were the Lords of Carra. Over time, the name became scattered through Ireland, but pockets of the name can still be found in most counties of Mayo and Connacht.

Early History of the Tierney family


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Another 394 words (28 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Tierney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tierney Spelling Variations


Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Tierney dating from that time include Tierney, O'Tierney, Tyernie, Tiernay, O'Tierny and others.

Early Notables of the Tierney family (pre 1700)


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

Migration of the Tierney family to the New World and Oceana


During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Tierney family in North America:

Tierney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Tierney, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Tierney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Tierney, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Tierney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Francis Tierney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hugh Tierney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Andrew Tierney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1818 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tierney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Timothy Tierney, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1750

Tierney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Tierney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Margaret Tierney, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • William Tierney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Mr. Jeremiah Tierney, aged 35 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Rose" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in July 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 58)
  • Mrs. Ann Tierney, aged 50 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Cores" departing 2nd July 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 14th August 1847 but she died on board [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tierney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Tierney, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • James Tierney, English convict from Chatham, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on March 6, 1848, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  • Mary Tierney, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  • Bridget Tierney, aged 18, a maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  • Mary Tierney, aged 24, a dairy maid, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Monday 27th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Edward Parry 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/siredwardparry1854.shtml
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Tierney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Tierney, aged 23, a shepherd, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Mary Tierney, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Nations" in 1874
  • Lawrence Tierney, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Bridget Tierney, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • Patrick Tierney, aged 9, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tierney (post 1700)


  • Brian P. Tierney (b. 1957), American a former advertising and public relations executive and publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Chris Tierney (b. 1986), American soccer player
  • Maura Tierney (b. 1965), American actress, best known for her role as Abby Lockhart on the television medical drama ER
  • Lawrence Tierney (1919-2002), American actor, best known for his screen portrayals as mobsters
  • Harry Tierney (1890-1965), American composer of musical theatre
  • Gene Tierney (1920-1991), American Academy Award-nominated stage and film actress
  • Frank A. Tierney, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Coronado, California, 2004, 2008 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frank Tierney, American Democrat politician, Oregon Democratic State Chair, 1939 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis J. Tierney, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952, 1960, 1964; Chair of Washington County Democratic Party, 1955 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Francis E. Tierney, American Democrat politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Webster County; Elected 1950 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Tierney family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Michael Tierney, English Fireman from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mrs. Mary Tierney, American 2nd Class passenger from Vandegrift, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Miss Nina Tierney, American 2nd Class passenger from Vandegrift, Pennsylvania, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Tierney


  • Genealogical Charts of Descendants of John Tierney and of the Related Families by Raymond Moran Teirney.

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 58)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 97)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land or Port Phillip, Australia in 1848 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1848
  6. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  7. ^ South Australian Register Monday 26th December 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Epaminondas 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1853.shtml.
  8. ^ South Australian Register Monday 27th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sir Edward Parry 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/siredwardparry1854.shtml
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  11. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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