Tiernan



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

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Tighearnáin (1) Mac Ternan: líon beag: Sligeach-Liatroim-Fear Manach-Doire; (2) Mac Tiernan: líon beag: Sligeach-Ros Comáin-Liatroim. An sloinne céanna iad araon. Bhí an phríomh-chlann i mBreifne - cinn eile i gConnachta agus Fear Manach. Féach Mac Thighearnáin atá níos líonmhaire.
MacTernan Quite numerous: Sligo, Galway, Leitrim, Derry, Fermanagh. Ir. Mac Tighearnáin. See Mac Tiernan.
MacTiernan Quite numerous: Sligo-Roscommon-Leitrim etc. Ir. Mac Tighearnáin, dimin. of tighearna, lord. Mod. Mac Tiarnáin.
Ternan rare: Fermanagh. Ir. Mac Tighearnáin, tighearna, lord. A sept of Breifne, more frequent as Mac Kiernan, q.v.
Tiernan numerous: all areas, especially Connacht and N Leinster. Ir. Mac Tighearnáin, diminutive of tighearna, lord. A sept of Breifne associated with O'Rourke: see Mac Ternan and Mac Tiernan. Another sept existed in Connacht, connected with O'Connor.

    Maps

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

The surname


Parishes where Tiernan and a second surname are found together

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