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Kearney Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Kearney Family Origin

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Kearney Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kearney. A less common occupation for the Kearney family was Farm Laborer. The most common Kearney occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Kearney's were Farmers.

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Kearney Historical Records

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Kearney Life Expectancy

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