Map 101 Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Brexit good for Ireland?

KERNAN members around the world

KERNAN points found: 10

KERNAN Family History

Recorded in a complex number of spellings including O'Tierney, MacTiernan, MacKiernan, McKernon, Kiernan, Kernan, Kernon, and many others, this is a famous Irish surname. However spelt it is derived from the pre 10th century Gaelic "Tighearnaigh", translating as "lord or master", a meaning which no doubt contributed to its considerable popularity. Traditionally Gaelic family surnames are taken from the heads of tribes, or from some illustrious warrior, and this is no exception. The surname is especially widespread (as O'Tierney or Tiernan) in Counties Mayo and Galway, and as (Mac)Tiernan, (Mac)Kiernan, (Mac)Kernon in County Cavan. The ancient records of Ireland known as the Annals of the Four Masters recorded that the original name holders in the 10th century were the lords of Teallach, in County Cavan...

The KERNAN Family Message Board

Leave a message for KERNAN family members.

  • Find your KERNAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your KERNAN Family
  • Ask a question about the KERNAN history
  • Tell us about your KERNAN ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Irish 4 Day Getaway
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Step back in time. Step forward in your understanding of who you think you are. Get a taste of what is at the essence of Ireland. Find out more ยป

Invite more KERNAN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the KERNAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest