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

McNerney Early Origins



The surname McNerney 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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McNerney Spelling Variations


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McNerney Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, surname were rarely recorded except by clerks, priests and registrars. As a name was spelt by scribes solely based on how it sounded, one's name could have been recorded many different ways during the life of its bearer. Numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name McNerney family name. Variations found include MacInerny, MacInerney, Nerney, Kinnerk, Nerheny, Nertney, Nirney, McNertney, MacNertney, MacNerney and many more.

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McNerney Early History


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McNerney Early History



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

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McNerney Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McNerney Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McNerney 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



Suffering from poverty and racial discrimination, thousands of Irish families left the island in the 19th century for North America aboard cramped passenger ships. The early migrants became settlers of small tracts of land, and those that came later were often employed in the new cities or transitional work camps. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Although the immigrants from this period were often maligned when they arrived in the United States, they provided the cheap labor that was necessary for the development of that country as an industrial power. Early immigration and passenger lists have revealed many immigrants bearing the name McNerney:

McNerney Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patrick McNerney, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Terrence McNerney, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Michael McNerney, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • Bridget McNerney, aged 14, who landed in America from Dublin, in 1893

McNerney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James McNerney, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Armagh, in 1902
  • Bernard McNerney, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Drumlish, Co. Longford, Ireland, in 1906
  • Bernard McNerney, aged 21, who landed in America from Longford, Ireland, in 1906
  • Bridget McNerney, aged 18, who emigrated to America from Ballinamuck, Ireland, in 1906
  • Annie McNerney, aged 16, who settled in America from Esker, Co. Longford, Ireland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

McNerney Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John McNerney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm
  • Patrick McNerney arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name McNerney (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McNerney (post 1700)



  • Gerald M. "Jerry" McNerney (b. 1951), American engineer, energy specialist and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California (2013-)
  • Walter James "Jim" McNerney Jr. (b. 1949), American business executive, current Chairman and CEO of The Boeing Company
  • Dennis McNerney, American Democratic Party politician
  • David Herbert McNerney (1931-2010), United States Army soldier, recipient of the Medal of Honor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  6. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  7. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. 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).
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The McNerney Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McNerney 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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