McKenna:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
McKenna 2192
McKenney 2
McKennie 1
McKenny 285
 
 
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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Mac Cionaodha Mac Kenna: an-líonmhar tríd an dtír: tuaisceart Laighean go speisialta. Dream de chuid Niallaigh an Deiscirt a bhí suite i dTriúch (Muineachán). Bíonn Mag Cineáith orthu sa Mhumhain. Bhí cáil orthu i gcursaí litearatha. Ainm a bhí i bhfeidhm san 8 céad is ea Cináed nó Cionaodh agus iasacht, b'fhéidir, ón bPictis. Bhí sé ar chéad rí Alban, Cináed Mac Ailpein, d'éag 860 A.D.GPN & IF.
MacKeeney Very rare: Donegal. See Mac Keaney.
MacKenna Very numerous: all areas, especially Ulster and Midlands. Ir. Mac Cionaoith, from first name Cionaoth (Kenneth) which may be of Pictish origin. A sept of the Southern Uí Néill in Monaghan, they also flourished in Roscommon. In Munster it became Mag Cineáith (accent on last syllable). SGG & GPN.
MacKenny fairly rare: Tyrone-Armagh-Down-Louth; Leitrim. Variant of Mac Kenna, q.v.
Mag Cineáith Mac Kenna: leagan iar-Luimnigh den sloinne Mac Cionaoith, q.v.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

McKenna households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Antrim 30 Armagh 123
  Belfast city 81 Cavan 48
  Clare 3 Cork 8
  Cork city 4 Derry 215
  Donegal 43 Down 49
  Dublin 39 Dublin city 27
  Fermanagh 58 Galway 1
  Kerry 55 Kildare 4
  Laois 1 Leitrim 11
  Limerick 2 Longford 37
  Louth 128 Mayo 27
  Meath 55 Monaghan 758
  Roscommon 5 Sligo 4
  Tipperary 4 Tyrone 366
  Waterford 1 Wexford 1
  Wicklow 4