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The many Irish surnames in use today have long rich histories behind them. The name McInerney 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.

McInerney Early Origins



The surname McInerney was first found in County Clare (Irish: An Clįr) 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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McInerney Spelling Variations


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McInerney Spelling Variations



Irish names recorded during the Middle Ages are characterized by many spelling variations. This preponderance of variations for common names can be explained by the fact that the scribes and church officials that kept records during that period individually decided how to capture one's name. These recorders primarily based their decisions on how the name was pronounced or what it meant. Research into the name McInerney revealed many variations, including MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

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McInerney Early History


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McInerney Early History



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

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McInerney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McInerney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McInerney 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



Many Irish families boarded ships bound for North America in the middle of 19th century to escape the conditions of poverty and racial discrimination at that time. Although these immigrants often arrived in a destitute state, they went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. An inquiry into many immigration and passenger lists has revealed many early immigrants to North America bearing the McInerney family name:

McInerney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin McInerney, who landed in New York in 1853

McInerney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Dennis McInerney, aged 20, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • James McInerney, aged 46, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • James McInerney, aged 18, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Patrick McInerney, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Mary McInerney, aged 22, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McInerney Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas McInerney, aged 29, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name McInerney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McInerney (post 1700)



  • Ryan McInerney (b. 1976), American President of Visa Inc
  • Vice Admiral Francis X. McInerney (1899-1956), American naval officer, eponym of the USS McInerney (FFG-8), an Oliver Hazard Perry class guided-missile frigate
  • Nick McInerney (b. 1897), American football player who played eight seasons for the Chicago Cardinals (1920-1927)
  • Bernie McInerney (b. 1936), American character actor
  • Thomas G. McInerney (b. 1937), retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General
  • John "Jack" McInerney (b. 1992), American soccer player
  • Joan A. McInerney, American politician, Independent Candidate for Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1976
  • James J. McInerney, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1899-1903
  • Gary J. McInerney (b. 1948), American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1984
  • Elizabeth C. McInerney, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1928
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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McInerney Historic Events


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McInerney Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Thomas McInerney (d. 1912), aged 38, English Fireman/Stoker from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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McInerney Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    5. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
    11. ...

    The McInerney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McInerney 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 6 April 2016 at 08:15.

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