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KENNA Family HistoryRecorded as MacKenna, McKenna, Kenna, Kennea, and Kennagh, this is an Irish surname. It originates from the Gaelic personal name "Mac Cionaodha", composed of the elements "cion", meaning respect or affection and "Aodh", the name of the pagan god of fire, hence "the son of beloved Aodh". Located mainly in County Monaghan where they were "Lords of Truagh", the name is now frequently found in Munster. Originally MacKenna, this spelling is the more widespread form of the name in Scotland along with Mackinna and MacKinney.
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