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

Kerney Early Origins



The surname Kerney 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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Kerney Spelling Variations


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Kerney Spelling Variations



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

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Kerney Early History


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Kerney Early History



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

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Kerney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kerney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kerney 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:

Kerney Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • David Kerney, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

Kerney Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anne Kerney, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Kerney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Kerney, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • William Kerney, aged 20, arrived in America in 1821
  • Michael Kerney, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • Mary Kerney, who landed in New York in 1845

Kerney Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mathew Kerney lived in Harbour Grace in 1775 and also lived in St. John's, the Bay of Bulls, Mobile, and Carbonear, Newfoundland

Kerney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Kerney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849

Kerney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Kerney, aged 30, a carpenter, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Ellen Kerney, aged 28, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Kerney, aged 2, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Anna M. Kerney, aged 4 months, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • John Kerney landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kerney (post 1700)



  • Sally Kerney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Hawaii, 1972
  • Robert L. Kerney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000
  • Kelley Kerney, American novelist
  • Patrick Manning Kerney (b. 1976), retired American NFL football defensive end
  • Leopold H. Kerney, first Irish Minister Plenipotentiary to be appointed to Spain (1935 to 1946)

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Kerney Historic Events


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Kerney Historic Events




Empress of Ireland


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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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Kerney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    7. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Kerney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kerney 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 28 March 2016 at 02:43.

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