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The McKenny surname in Ireland comes from the Gaelic O Coinnigh, which was an old Irish first name, made popular by a 6th century monk of the name, whose "church of Coinneach" became the name of the town Kilkenny.

McKenny Early Origins



The surname McKenny was first found in counties Galway and Roscommon (Irish: Ros Comáin) located in central Ireland in the province of Connacht.

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McKenny Spelling Variations


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McKenny Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Kenny, O'Kenny, Kenney, Kennie and others.

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McKenny Early History


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McKenny Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McKenny research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McKenny History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McKenny Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKenny Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McKenny 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

McKenny Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John McKenny, who arrived in Virginia in 1735

McKenny Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Massias McKenny, aged 56, landed in New York in 1812
  • Patrick McKenny, aged 27, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • Edward, Hugh, James, Patrick McKenny all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • Edward McKenny, who landed in Arkansas in 1867

McKenny Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Amos McKenny U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

McKenny Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elenor McKenny, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • John McKenny, aged 16, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • Rose McKenny, aged 17, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ambassador" in 1834
  • William McKenny, aged 26, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834

McKenny Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen McKenny, aged 22, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Punjab"
  • John McKenny, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Sea Park"
  • Mary McKenny, aged 14, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Bucephalus"

McKenny Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert McKenny landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1844

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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The McKenny Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKenny 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.

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