Kearney Family History

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Kearney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Carney, Heagney, Keane, Harney, Kearns, Heaney, Karney, Keary, Keahey

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Kearney Family Origin

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Kearney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Going To School

    5%
  • Cooper

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1881, the most common Kearney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Kearney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Kearney family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearney.

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Kearney Historical Records

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Kearney Life Expectancy

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