McKenna



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

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Cionaodha Mac Kenna: an-líonmhar tríd an dtír: tuaisceart Laighean go speisialta. Dream de chuid Niallaigh an Deiscirt a bhí suite i dTriúch (Muineachán). Bíonn Mag Cineáith orthu sa Mhumhain. Bhí cáil orthu i gcursaí litearatha. Ainm a bhí i bhfeidhm san 8 céad is ea Cináed nó Cionaodh agus iasacht, b'fhéidir, ón bPictis. Bhí sé ar chéad rí Alban, Cináed Mac Ailpein, d'éag 860 A.D.GPN & IF.
MacKeeney Very rare: Donegal. See Mac Keaney.
MacKenna Very numerous: all areas, especially Ulster and Midlands. Ir. Mac Cionaoith, from first name Cionaoth (Kenneth) which may be of Pictish origin. A sept of the Southern Uí Néill in Monaghan, they also flourished in Roscommon. In Munster it became Mag Cineáith (accent on last syllable). SGG & GPN.
MacKenny fairly rare: Tyrone-Armagh-Down-Louth; Leitrim. Variant of Mac Kenna, q.v.
Mag Cineáith Mac Kenna: leagan iar-Luimnigh den sloinne Mac Cionaoith, q.v.

    Maps

  • McKenna in 1659.
  • McKenna births mapped 1864-1913
  • McKenna 1901 census map
  • McKenna 1911 census map
  • McKenna Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname


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