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Origins of the Kearney surname

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About the Kearneys

We have a total number of 36186 records for people with the last name Kearney.

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Where do most Kearneys live?

In 1921, most Kearneys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Kearneys

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You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 11,100 records for the Kearney surname. The oldest one dates back to 1820.

Who were Kearneys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Kearney first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Kearneys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Kearneys in 1921


Domestic Servant




Cotton Weaver




Common Male occupations for Kearneys in 1921
General Labourer


Dock Labourer


Coal Miner






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