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All Irish surnames have a long, ancient Gaelic history behind them. The original Gaelic form of the name Keneally is O Cinnfhaolaidh, which is derived from "ceann," which means "head," and "faol," which means "wolf."

Keneally Early Origins



The surname Keneally was first found in Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat as chiefs in the barony of Connello, from olden times up to the 12th century when they were dispersed by the Anglo Norman invasion by Strongbow, the Earl of Pembroke in 1172.

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Keneally Spelling Variations


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Keneally Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Keneally family name include Kinneally, Kinealy, Kinnelly, Kinnelley, Kinneley, Kinelly, Kinelley, Kenealy, O'Kinnealy, O'Kinnelly, O'Kinelly, O'Kinneley, O'Kennelly, O'Kenelly, Kennelly, Kenelly, Kennealy, Keneally, O'Kennealy, O'Kenneally, Quinelly, O'Quinelly, O'Quinelley, Kenneallagh, Keneallagh, Kenealagh, O'Kenealagh, O'Kenealagh, Kinneary, Kineary, O'Kinneary and many more.

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Keneally Early History


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Keneally Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keneally research. Another 245 words (18 lines of text) covering the year 1800 is included under the topic Early Keneally History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Keneally Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Keneally Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Keneally 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:

Keneally Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Keneally, aged 16, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Fortune"
  • Edward Keneally, aged 18, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

Keneally Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Keneally, aged 20, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Ellen Keneally, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jessie Osborne" in 1867
  • Jeremiah M. Keneally, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dunedin" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Keneally (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Keneally (post 1700)



  • Kristina Keneally, first American-born member of the Australian New South Wales Parliament
  • Mel Keneally (1903-1985), American Indy 500 racecar driver
  • Michael Joseph Keneally (b. 1961), American guitarist, keyboardist, vocalist and composer
  • William Keneally (1886-1915), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Thomas Michael Keneally (b. 1935), Australian novelist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. 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).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
    8. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Keneally Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Keneally 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 6 October 2016 at 12:19.

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