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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name McEnaney originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac an Airchinnigh, which means son of the erenagh. The word erenagh refers to a steward of church lands. This was originally an ecclesiastical task, but was later performed by laymen, becoming a hereditary trade.

McEnaney Early Origins



The surname McEnaney was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clár) located on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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McEnaney Spelling Variations


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McEnaney Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, surname were rarely recorded except by clerks, priests and registrars. As a name was spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McEnaney family name. Variations found include MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

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McEnaney Early History


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McEnaney Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McEnaney research. Another 222 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early McEnaney History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McEnaney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McEnaney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McEnaney 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



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name McEnaney:

McEnaney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie McEnaney, aged 29, who emigrated to the United States from Monaghan, Ireland, in 1908
  • Mary Ann McEnaney, aged 19, who settled in America from Lisdoonan, Ireland, in 1908
  • Catherine McEnaney, aged 20, who settled in America from Monaghan, Ireland, in 1909
  • Ellen McEnaney, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Crossmaglen, Ireland, in 1909
  • John McEnaney, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States from Blaydon-on-Coyne, England, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McEnaney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McEnaney (post 1700)



  • William Henry 'Will" McEnaney (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Séamus McEnaney, Gaelic football manager and the current manager of the Meath senior football team
  • Pat McEnaney, former inter-county Irish Gaelic football referee

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    3. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
    4. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    5. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The McEnaney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McEnaney 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 June 2016 at 09:04.

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