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

Karney Early Origins



The surname Karney 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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Karney Spelling Variations


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Karney 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 Karney family name include Carney, Carnie, McCarney, MacCarney, O'Carney, Kearney and many more.

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Karney Early History


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Karney Early History



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

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Karney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Karney Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Karney 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



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 Ameri ca. 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 Karney:

Karney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Karney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Denis Karney, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Edward Karney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Roger Karney, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1812
  • Philip Karney, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Karney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Karney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Simon Karney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
  • Margaret Sullivan Karney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835

Karney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Karney, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Walter Karney, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "South Sea"

Karney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Karney arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ernestina" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Karney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Karney (post 1700)



  • Benjamin Karney (b. 1968), American Professor of Social Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles
  • Michael John Mario Karney (b. 1981), former American NFL football fullback who played from 2004 to 2010
  • Patrick Karney, Irish-born, English Labour Party local councillor in the city of Manchester
  • Andrew Karney FIET, FRSA (b. 1942), British electrical engineer, businessman and company director
  • The Rt Revd Arthur Baillie Lumsdaine Karney (1874-1963), English Church of England chaplain, the first Bishop of Johannesburg (1922-1933), Bishop of Southampton from 1933 to 1943
  • John Karney, Australian rules footballer who played with West Torrens in the SAFL from 1919 to 1928
  • Robyn Karney, British film writer and former critic for the Empire film magazine

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  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. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
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The Karney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Karney 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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