The History of 8 Families

The History of 8 Families

Carney / Kearney / O'Kearney Family Armorial Coat of Arms & Crest

The Carney / Kearney / O'Kearney family that married into the McTiernan family is from the Townland of Carrigeencor, Civil & Catholic Parish of Drumlease, Diocese of Kilmore, Barony of Drumahaire, Probate District of Ballina, PLU of Manorhamilton, County Leitrim, Connaught, Ireland. Carrigeencor is NW of Lough Allen and sits on the shores overlooking the beautiful Carrigeencor lake that is known for its Perch fishing. Only the foundation of the Carney house is left as the new owners have used the rock walls of the house as the foundation for their driveway for their new house. My great grandmother was Mary McTernan, nee Carney.

The Carney / Kearney / O'Kearney family motto is "Sustain et Abstine" meaning "Sustain and Abstain".

The Carney name is an alternative spelling of the original, O'Kearney. While O'Kearney is spread over the four green fields of Ireland, the spelling of the name Carney is almost confined to Connaught. They are a branch of the Ui Fiachrach whose territory was around Moynulla and Balla in County Mayo. In County Cavan the name was spelled McCarney. A townland in County Meath is called Ballymacarney. A branch of the Carney family from Carrigeencor, Bernie Cunningham, nee Gallagher settled in Nebraska USA.

The 11 page history of the Carney / Kearney family from Carrigeencor and the 60 page history McTiernan / McTernan family from Sheskin.

The PAF descendancy chart listing all known descendants of Martin Carney (Kearney), c. 1790--.

arney / Kearney / O'Kearney family Blazon of Arms and Crest explained and translated.

Searching for links to other O'Kearney / Kearney / Carney families.

Michael McTiernan
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Last updated Sept. 9, 1998


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