Tierney Family History

14-Day Free Trial

GIVE ME ACCESS

Tierney Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Tierney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tíghearnaigh ‘descendant of Tighearnach’, a byname meaning ‘lord’, ‘master’. The Gaelic name is sometimes ‘translated’ as English Lord.

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


Similar surnames: Tiernan, Torney, Timoney, Sweeney, Tinney, Tarpey, Cerney, Birney

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Tierney Family Origin

Where is the Tierney family from?

SHOW MORE

Tierney Family Occupations

What did your Tierney ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tierney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Labourer

    13%
  • Dressmaker

    7%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Labourer and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tierney. The most common Tierney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Tierney's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Tierney family was Laborer.

Source: Census data for Tierney | Data not to scale

Tierney Historical Records

What Tierney family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Tierney ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Tierney

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Tierney Life Expectancy

What is the average Tierney lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tierney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Famous Tierney Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name