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

McKernon Early Origins



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

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McKernon Spelling Variations


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McKernon Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McKernon family name. Variations found include Kiernan, MacKiernan, Tiernan, McKernan, McKernon, McKernin, McKernen and many more.

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McKernon Early History


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McKernon Early History



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

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McKernon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McKernon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the McKernon family relocated to North American shores quite early:

McKernon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis McKernon settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833

McKernon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Biddy McKernon, aged 12, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Catharine McKernon, aged 10, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • James McKernon, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Eliza Jane McKernon, aged 5, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Rosamah McKernon, aged 3, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name McKernon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McKernon (post 1700)



  • John Q. McKernon, American politician, Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention, 1867

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. 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).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
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    The McKernon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McKernon 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 8 October 2015 at 14:13.

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