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The original Gaelic form of Kiernan was Mac Thighearnain, which is derived from the word "tighearna," which means "lord."

Kiernan Early Origins



The surname Kiernan was first found in County Cavan, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Kiernan Spelling Variations


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Kiernan Spelling Variations



A name was often recorded during the Middle Ages under several different spelling variations during the life of its bearer because literacy was rare there was no real push to clearly define any of the languages found in the British Isles at that time. Variations found of the name Kiernan include Kiernan, MacKiernan, Tiernan, McKernan, McKernon, McKernin, McKernen and many more.

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Kiernan Early History


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Kiernan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kiernan research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Kiernan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Kiernan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Kiernan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Kiernan 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



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Kiernan name:

Kiernan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Kiernan who arrived in Philadelphia in 1802
  • John Kiernan, who landed in Maryland in 1809
  • Patrick Kiernan, aged 32, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • James Kiernan, aged 25, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • Jaime Kiernan, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiernan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Kiernan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Judith Kiernan, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Breeze" from Dublin, Ireland
  • Miss. Catherine Kiernan, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Greenock" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • Miss. Ellen Kiernan, aged 10 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Ann Kenny" departing from the port of Waterford, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • Mr. James Kiernan, aged 38 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Erin's Queen" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Kiernan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Kiernan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • May Kiernan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Anne Kiernan arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mary Dugdale" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif
  • Owen Kiernan, aged 17, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiernan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kiernan (post 1700)



  • Vincent P. Kiernan (b. 1906), American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Derby, 1939-40; Member of Connecticut State Senate 17th District, 1941-42, 1945-46
  • Philip Kiernan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 6th District, 1886
  • Paul Kiernan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1964
  • Owen M. Kiernan, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1913-25 (New York County 24th District 1913-17, New York County 18th District 1918-25)
  • Michael J. Kiernan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1940
  • Luke A. Kiernan Jr., American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New Jersey 10th District, 1944
  • Lawrence D. Kiernan, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 18th District, 1868-70
  • Kathy Kiernan, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2004
  • John J. Kiernan, American politician, Member of New York State Senate 2nd District, 1882-85
  • John F. Kiernan, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 1st District, 1938
  • ... (Another 14 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Kiernan Historic Events


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Kiernan Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Joseph Kiernan (d. 1912), aged 24, American Third Class passenger from Jersey City, New Jersey who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Philip Kiernan (d. 1912), aged 22, Irish Third Class passenger from Aughnacliffe, Longford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 38)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARY DUGDALE 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840MaryDugdale.gif

Other References

  1. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. 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).
  6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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