Tierney Family Crest

Tierney Family CrestThe Irish surname Tierney is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name
Ó Tíghearnaigh meaning “descendant of Tighearnach,” a byname meaning “lord, or master.” This surname is especially widespread in County Galway in the west of Ireland. Recordings from various church registers include the christening of James Tierny, on June 4th 1741, at Limerick Cathedral, County Limerick; the christening of Penelope Tierney on April 17th 1754, at St. Olave's, Hart Street, London; and Patrick Tierney who left Liverpool bound for New York on the ship Marmion on May 18th 1847. Today there are approximately 13,000 bearers of the name Tierney living in the United States.

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