If you are conducting some Carney family history research then you can view the Carney coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Carney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Carney and Kearney in
Ireland are usually derived from the
native Gaelic Mac Cearnaigh Sept,
meaning 'victorious' and from the
O'Catharnaigh Sept, which
translates as 'warlike'.
The town of Ballymacarney in
County Meath still exists as the
original homestead although Carney
can also be found in Ulster Province.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Arrows/Arrow-Heads||Often symbolizing military readiness|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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