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

McInerny Early Origins



The surname McInerny 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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McInerny Spelling Variations


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McInerny Spelling Variations



One explanation for the many variations is that scribes and church officials frequently spelled the name as it sounded: an imprecise method at best. Understandably then, various spellings of the surname McInerny were found in the many archives researched. These included MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

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McInerny Early History


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McInerny Early History



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

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McInerny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McInerny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McInerny 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



Irish immigrants began to leave the English-controlled Ireland in sizable numbers during the late 18th century. Many of these Irish immigrated to British North America or the United States in the hopes of gaining their own tract of farmland. This pattern of migration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine caused a great exodus of immigrants to North Ameri ca. These immigrants differed from their predecessors in that they were desperately fleeing the disease and starvation that plagued their homeland, and many were entirely destitute when they arrived in North America. Although these penniless immigrants were not warmly welcomed when they arrived, they were critical to the rapid development of the United States and what would become known as Canada. Many went to populate the western frontiers and others provided the cheap labor the new manufacturing sector and the building of bridges, roads, railways, and canals required. A thorough examination of immigration and passenger lists has revealed some of the earliest people to arrive in North America with name McInerny or one of its variants:

McInerny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dennis, John, and Margaret McInerny arrived in Philadelphia in 1854
  • Patrick McInerny, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from Clare, in 1895
  • Katie McInerny, aged 18, who emigrated to America, in 1896

McInerny Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John McInerny, aged 24, who landed in America from Limerick, in 1901
  • Annie McInerny, aged 18, who emigrated to the United States from Tullaback, Ireland, in 1911
  • Bridget McInerny, aged 18, who settled in America from Granard, Ireland, in 1911
  • John McInerny, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1918
  • Patrick McInerny, aged 26, who landed in America, in 1918

McInerny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McInerny, aged 24, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McInerny (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McInerny (post 1700)



  • Ralph Matthew McInerny (1929-2010), American Roman Catholic philosopher
  • William H. McInerny, American Republican politician, Member of Hawaii Territorial Senate 3rd District, 1923
  • Nicholas McInerny, Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award winning writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. 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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The McInerny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McInerny 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 10 November 2015 at 11:18.

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