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

Kearny Early Origins



The surname Kearny was first found in County Meath (Irish: An Mhí) 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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Kearny Spelling Variations


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Kearny Spelling Variations



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

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Kearny Early History


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Kearny Early History



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

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Kearny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kearny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kearny 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:

Kearny Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Kearny, who arrived in Maryland in 1679 [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)

Kearny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Larry Kearny, aged 34, who landed in New York, NY in 1806 [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)
  • Mary Kearny, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1806 [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)
  • Patrick Kearny, 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)
  • James Kearny, who landed in Maryland in 1815 [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)
  • John Kearny, who arrived in South Carolina in 1830 [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)

Kearny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Kearny, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the barque "Pallas" from Cork, Ireland
  • Jane Kearny, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • Mary Ann Kearny, aged 21, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

Kearny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Kearny, aged 29, a shoemaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Catherine Kearny, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Mary Kearny, aged 3, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874
  • Ellen Kearny, aged 3 months, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Woodlark" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kearny (post 1700)



  • Warren Kearny, American Republican politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1932; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1932 (alternate), 1936 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1940, 1944
  • Lawrence Kearny, American politician, Mayor of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, 1848
  • Jo Ellen Kearny, American Democrat politician, Member, Credentials Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2008
  • J. Watts Kearny, American Republican politician, Postmaster at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1902-05
  • Stephen Watts Kearny (1794-1848), American General in the Mexican War, eponym of Fort Kearney, Nebraska
  • Cresson Kearny (1914-2003), author of Nuclear War Survival Skills
  • Lawrence Kearny (1789-1868), U.S. Navy officer and second cousin of Stephen W. Kearny
  • Philip Kearny (1815-1862), U.S. Army officer

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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. ^ 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)

Other References

  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  11. ...

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