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The surname is probably derived from the Irish adjective "meirtneach" meaning "dispirited." The name would have likely arisen from a nickname.

Mernagh Early Origins



The surname Mernagh was first found in County Wexford and neighboring areas in Counties Carlow and Wicklow. Bearers of the name are closely associated with the Kavanaghs, and it is very likely that the Mernagh family are a branch of the MacMurrough Kavanagh Sept.

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Mernagh Spelling Variations


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Mernagh Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Mernagh, Merna, Merenagh and others.

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Mernagh Early History


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Mernagh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Mernagh research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Mernagh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Mernagh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Mernagh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Mernagh 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:

Mernagh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Michael Mernagh who immigrated to New Orleans in 1848
  • John Mernagh who immigrated to New Orleans in 1849
  • Edward Mernagh settled in New York City in 1849
  • Mary Mernagh settled in New York City in 1851
  • Patrick Mernagh and his family settled in New York City in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Mernagh Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mr. Robert Mernagh of Ballyleigh, Ballywilliam, Co. Wexford, bound for Chicago, Illinois was lost in the Titanic disaster of 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Mernagh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Mernagh (post 1700)



  • Dean Mernagh, successful jockey in English horse racing

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Mernagh Historic Events


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Mernagh Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. John Robert Mernagh (d. 1912), aged 26, Irish Third Class passenger from Ballywilliam, Wexford who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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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: Siochthain agus fairsinge
Motto Translation: Peace and plenty.


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Mernagh Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    6. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    11. ...

    The Mernagh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Mernagh 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 14 February 2014 at 10:06.

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