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

McNarney Early Origins



The surname McNarney 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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McNarney Spelling Variations


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McNarney Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached. Research into the name McNarney revealed spelling variations, including MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

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McNarney Early History


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McNarney Early History



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

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McNarney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNarney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McNarney 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 18th and 19th centuries saw many Irish families immigrate to North America in search of land and opportunities. The largest influx of Irish immigrants to the United States and British North America came during the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine laid waste to their homeland. Hundreds of thousands left the island in an attempt to escape the starvation and disease it brought. Although the arrival of such a large number of destitute Irish was not welcomed by the established population in the United States and what would become known as Canada at the time, these Irish were an essential element to the rapid development of these growing industrial nations. They filled the demand for the cheap labor needed for the work in factories and in the construction of bridges, roads, canals, and railways. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many immigrants bearing the name of McNarney or one of its variants:

McNarney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William H. McNarney, aged 27, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Toloa" from Belfast via Greenock [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DM-K3X : 6 December 2014), William H. McNarney, 12 May 1920; citing departure port Belfast via Greenock, arrival port New York, ship name Toloa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • William B. Mc Narney, aged 29, arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Editor" from Havre, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNV7-LWT : 6 December 2014), William B. Mc Narney, 07 Oct 1922; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Editor, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McNarney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary McNarney, aged 50, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Lady Ann"

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNarney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNarney (post 1700)



  • General Joseph Taggart McNarney (1893-1972), American Chief of the Department of Defense Management Committee (1949-1952) [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Joseph McNarney. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McNarney/Joseph_Taggart/USA.html

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McNarney Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6DM-K3X : 6 December 2014), William H. McNarney, 12 May 1920; citing departure port Belfast via Greenock, arrival port New York, ship name Toloa, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNV7-LWT : 6 December 2014), William B. Mc Narney, 07 Oct 1922; citing departure port Havre, France, arrival port New York, ship name Editor, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2013, May 9) Joseph McNarney. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/McNarney/Joseph_Taggart/USA.html

Other References

  1. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  2. 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).
  3. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  5. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. 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).
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The McNarney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNarney 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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