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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."

Kenealy Early Origins



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.

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Kenealy Spelling Variations


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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.

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Kenealy Early History


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Kenealy Early History



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

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Kenealy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kenealy Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kenealy 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:

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 aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kenealy (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • 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

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Citations


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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

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  3. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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The Kenealy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kenealy 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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