Keveney History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Keveney comes from the original Irish O Geibheannaigh or Mac Geibheannaigh.

Early Origins of the Keveney family

The surname Keveney was first found in County Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, which is the principal homeland of the sept O Geibheannaigh. The O Geibheannaigh sept belonged to the Ui Maine (Hy Many) and descended from Geibheannach, the son of a Hy Many chief slain in 971. There was also a County Fermanagh sept called Mac Geibheannaigh mentioned in the Annals of Loch Ce in 1308.

Important Dates for the Keveney family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Keveney research. Another 73 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1590 and 1599 are included under the topic Early Keveney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Keveney Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Keaveney, Keveney, Kevany, Geaveny, Geaney, Geane, Gaine, Gainey, O'Keaveney, O'Geaney and many more.

Early Notables of the Keveney family (pre 1700)

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Keveney migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Keveney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hannah, Margaret, and William Keveney, who, who arrived in New York in 1805

Contemporary Notables of the name Keveney (post 1700)

  • John T. Keveney, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 11th District, 1900 [1]
  • Charles Keveney, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1900 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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