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Tiernan Name Meaning

Irish (Westmeath and Mayo): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tíghearnáin ‘descendant of Tíghearnán’, a diminutive of Tighearna, a byname meaning ‘lord’, ‘master’. Compare Tierney, McKiernan. Woulfe believes Ó Tíghearnáin to be a variant of Ó Tíghearnaigh (see Tierney) in both counties.

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


Similar surnames: Kiernan, Tierney, Kieran, Dinan, Toran, Riordan, Tivnan, Mctiernan

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Tiernan Family Origin

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Tiernan Family Occupations

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  • Clergyman

    25%
  • Hotel Keeper

    25%
  • Servant

    25%
  • Washwoman

    25%

In 1881, the most common Tiernan occupation in Canada was Clergyman. 25% of Tiernan's were Clergymans. Clergyman, Hotel Keeper and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tiernan. A less common occupation for the Tiernan family was Washwoman.

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Tiernan Historical Records

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Tiernan Life Expectancy

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