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The surname derives from the Gaelic "O Catharnaigh," derived from the word "cearnach," meaning "warlike" or 'victorious'.

Kearney Early Origins



The surname Kearney was first found in County Meath (Irish: An MhŪ) anciently part of the kingdom of Brega, located in Eastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster and County Clare where O'Kearney, were chiefs of Avon-Ui-Cearney or O'Kearney's River, a district about Six-Mile-Bridge, in the baronies of Tulla and Bunratty.

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Kearney Spelling Variations


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Kearney Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Carney, Kearney, O'Kearney, O'Carney and others.

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Kearney Early History


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Kearney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kearney research. Another 466 words (33 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kearney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kearney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kearney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kearney 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kearney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Kearney, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [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)

Kearney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bryan Kearney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
  • Ann Kearney, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • Michael Kearney, who setted in New York in 1811
  • Francis Kearney, who landed in New York, NY 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)
  • Daniel Kearney, who setted in Philadelphia in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kearney Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Kearney and his wife and four children arrived in Quebec in 1825
  • Patrick Kearney and his wife and four children, who arrived in Quebec in 1825
  • Rose Kearney, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • John Kearney, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ellen Kearney, aged 30, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kearney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Kearney, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]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
  • Richard Kearney, a cabinet-maker, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • William Kearney, a leather-dresser, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Thomas Kearney, a smith, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Christopher Kearney, a coachsmith, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kearney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Kearney, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1864
  • James Kearney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Thomas Kearney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Mary Kearney, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Joseph Kearney, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Westland aboard the ship "Gainsborough" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearney (post 1700)



  • Hannah Kearney (b. 1986), American gold medalist mogul skier at the 2010 Winter Olympics
  • James Lee Kearney (b. 1943), American former NFL football safety
  • Denis Kearney (1847-1907), Irish-born, American political agitator, known mostly for his anti-Chinese influence in California
  • Dyre Kearney (d. 1791), American politician, Delegate to Continental Congress from Delaware, 1787 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Dennis J. Kearney, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1983 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel J. Kearney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernard William Kearney (1889-1976), American Republican politician, Lawyer [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Bernard Kearney, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Essex County, 1864-65 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Belle Kearney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1924 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Augustine J. Kearney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940, 1944 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kearney Historic Events


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Kearney Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Thomas P Kearney (b. 1909), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy Reserve from Sunderland, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Thomas Kearney, Irish Fireman from Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mr. Patrick Kearney, Irish Trimmer from Crumlin, Mayo, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

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Suggested Readings for the name Kearney


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Suggested Readings for the name Kearney



  • Midwest Families by Michael John Kearney.

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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



  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. ^ 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
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. 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.
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  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. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  10. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  11. ...

The Kearney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kearney 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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