Tierney Family History

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Tierney Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Tierney, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tíghearnaigh ‘descendant of Tighearnach’, a byname meaning ‘lord’, ‘master’. The Gaelic name is sometimes ‘translated’ as English Lord.

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


Similar surnames: Tiernan, Torney, Timoney, Sweeney, Tinney, Tarpey, Cerney, Birney

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Tierney Family Origin

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Tierney Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Blacksmith

    2%

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tierney. The most common Tierney occupation in the USA was Laborer. 20% of Tierney's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Tierney family was Blacksmith.

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Tierney Historical Records

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Tierney Life Expectancy

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