Mckiernan Family History

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Mckiernan Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a lenited diminutive of the personal name Tighearna ‘lord’, ‘master’ (Old Irish tigern). Compare Tiernan.

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

Similar surnames: Mctiernan, Kiernan, Mckennon, Tiernan, Mckeegan, Mclennan, Mckeehan

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Mckiernan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Mckiernan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Mckiernan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • France


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Mckiernan Family Origin

Where is the Mckiernan family from?

Mckiernan Family Occupations

What did your Mckiernan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Mckiernan occupation in the UK was Sergt Instructor 1 Glam V C (Volunteer). 100% of Mckiernan's were Sergt Instructor 1 Glam V C (Volunteer)s.

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  • Sergt Instructor 1 Glam V C (Volunteer)


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Mckiernan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Mckiernan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Mckiernan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mckiernan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mckiernan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mckiernan. For the veterans among your Mckiernan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Mckiernan Life Expectancy

What is the average Mckiernan lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Mckiernan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Mckiernan in 1942 was 34, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Mckiernan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Mckiernan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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