If you are conducting some Kearney family history research then you can view the Kearney 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 Kearney surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Kearney and Carney 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 the name
can also be found in Ulster Province.
A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
|Spear-Heads/Pheons||Symbol of 'Readiness for Military Service'|
|Sword||Symbol of Government and Justice|
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