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Kenealy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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


Early Origins of the Kenealy family


The surname Kenealy 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.

Early History of the Kenealy family


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Kenealy Spelling Variations


Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Kenealy were found in the archives researched. These included 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.

Early Notables of the Kenealy family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kenealy family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kenealy Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Kenealy, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland

Kenealy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Kenealy, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Marshall Bennett" [1]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
  • Margaret Kenealy, aged 27, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sultana" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  • Patrick Kenealy, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  • Mary Kenealy, aged 20, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"

Kenealy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kenealy, aged 23, a labourer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Kenealy (post 1700)


  • Mel Kenealy (1903-1985), American racecar driver in the 1930 Indy 500
  • Michael Kenealy (b. 1855), American Republican politician, Speaker of the Connecticut State House of Representatives, 1903-04; Member of Connecticut State Senate, 1901-02 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Matthew H. Kenealy (b. 1885), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stamford, 1919-20; Member of Connecticut State Senate 27th District, 1921-22 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • William Stephen Kenealy VC (1886-1915), Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross for his action on the Gallipoli Campaign
  • Amy Kenealy (b. 1988), Irish cricketer for the Ireland National Team
  • Edward Vaughan Hyde Kenealy (1819-1880), Irish barrister and writer, known for his actions in the Tichborne case which led to his ruin
  • Don Kenealy, New Zealand rugby league player for the New Zealand National Team in 1912
  • Robyn E. Kenealy, creator and organizer in the New Zealand art and comics communities

Historic Events for the Kenealy family



HMS Dorsetshire

  • James Alfred Kenealy (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARSHALL BENNETT 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/marshallbennett1852.shtml
  2. ^ South Australian Register Saturday 4th February 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Sultana 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/sultana1854.shtml.
  3. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 1st May 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1855. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1855.shtml
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Force Z Survivors HMS Dorsetshire Crew List, (Retrieved 2018, February 13th), https://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listdorsetshirecrew.html


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