Keirnan


    Maps

  • Keirnan in 1659.

  • Keirnan births mapped 1864-1913

  • Keirnan 1901 census map

  • Keirnan 1911 census map

  • Keirnan Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Family histories: 2

Parishes where Keirnan and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:2Cavan:7Down:1Laois:23
Leitrim:92Longford:24Louth:4Meath:9
Monaghan:6Tipperary:1Tyrone:1Waterford:1
Westmeath:1

Surname Dictionary

Kernan Quite numerous: Armagh-Tyrone-Monaghan etc. Ir. Mac Thighearnáin, tighearna, lord. Also as MacKiernan who were a sept of Breifne (Cavan-Leitrim).
Kiernan numerous: Cavan-Monaghan-Longford etc. Ir. Mac Thighearnáin, tighearna, lord. A number of septs in Connacht and Ulster. MacTernan is a variant. IF & SGG.
Mac Thighearnáin Mac Kiernan, Kiernan: líonmhar: taobh thuaidh de Lár na Tíre agus Connachta. Teallach Dhonncha a n-ainm clainne agus, dá bhrí sin, an ceantar ina raibh cónaí orthu - Tullyhunco atá air anois, faraoir. Bhain an dream sa leis na Ruarcaigh i mBreifne. Bhí clann eile i Ros Comáin, gaolmhar le muintir Chonchúir, ríthe Chonnacht. Fréamh, ar ndóigh, tiarna. Litriú nua: Mac Thiarnáin. IF.
MacKernan numerous: Ulster generally, especially Tyrone. Ir. Mac Thiarnáin (lordly). See Mac Kiernan.
MacKiernan numerous: N Midlands, Connacht etc. Ir. Mac Thighearnáin, from tighearna, lord. A sept of Breifne with other groups in Connacht and Fermanagh. MIF.

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