Kearney Family History
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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