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Kearan households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Kearan households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Monaghan 21    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kearins: fairly rare: Sligo. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín from ciar, black. A sept of Mayo of which a branch went to Clare in 15 cent. See Kerin(s). SGG.
Kearns: Very numerous: all areas, especially South East and Connacht. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín. Septs in N Connacht and E Cork. See Kearins & Kerin(s). IF & SGG.
Kearon: Quite numerous: Wicklow etc. See Kieran.
Kerins: numerous: Clare-Kerry etc; Sligo-Mayo etc. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín. A number of septs, the chief one being Ó Céirín in Mayo. See Kearns also.
Kerns: Very rare: Belfast. See Kearns.
Kerr: Very numerous: all areas, but mainly Ulster and N Leinster. Ir. Mac Giolla Cheara, Ceara is the name of more than one woman saint. However, it is mainly a Scottish name from the Border, where Carr is a synonym, as it is in Ireland. MIF.
Ó Ciaráin: Kieran: líonmhar i dtuaisceart Laighean ach tá sé ar aon dul le Ó Céirín a bhaineann le Connacht den chuid is mó. Bhí Ciarán ar thimpeall dosaen de naoimh na h-Éireann; ciallaíonn an t-ainm duine le gruaig dhubh nó cruth crón. Féach Ó Cearáin.
Ó Céirín: (1) Kearns, (2) Kerins: tá (1) líonmhar i Laighin theas & Connachta; (2) cuíosach líonmhar i gCiarraí & Connacht. Deir de Bhulbh go raibh clann díobh suite i Maigh Eo. Is comhchiallach le Ó Ciaráin é agus is cosúil go raibh clanna éagsúla ann.SGG.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kearan 21
Kearin 26
Kearins 2
Kearn 42
Kearne 9
Kearnes 10
Kearns 730
Keeran 70
Keerans 2
Keerin 2
Keiran 79
Keirans 6
Keirns 6
Kerin 96
Kerins 38
Kerns 35
Kerr 866
Kieran 99


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Céirín
Ó Ciaráin
Ó Ciarán
Cerns
Cerr
Cur
Kearon
Keirance
Keranes
Keren
Kernes


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