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Origin Of The Surname Kearney

Meaning Of The Surname Kearney

Descendant of the Victor

Interesting Facts About Kearney

Kearney is a surname of Gaelic origin and in its original form would have been prefixed with an element to denote that it is patronymic. For example it would have been written O’ Kearney. Traditionally Gaelic patronymic surnames were given to pass down the name of a clan chieftain or revered elder. The Kearney element is the first name being passed down, which would originally have been spelt ‘Cearnach’ which means ‘victor’.

Kearney Statistics

Kearney is the number 871 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 11,302 share the surname Kearney in the UK.

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