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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)



More information is included under the topic Early McKernon 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



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, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1833

McKernon Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Biddy McKernon, aged 12, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Catharine McKernon, aged 10, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • James McKernon, aged 6, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Eliza Jane McKernon, aged 5, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Rosamah McKernon, aged 3, who 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  5. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  6. 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.
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  9. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  10. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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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