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Recorded as O'Tiernan, MacTiernan, McTiernan, and Tiernan, this notable surname is Irish. It derives from the Old Gaelic name MacTighearnain, meaning the son of Tierna, a name meaning lord or master. Traditionally, Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by "Mac", denoting "son of", or "O", grandson, male descendant of. Two separate septs of MacTiernan arose independently in Ireland, the first belonged to the Ulster county of Cavan, and were a branch of the great O'Rourkes, styled Lords of Breffny, whose chieftains ruled territory in Counties Cavan and Leitrim...

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Patricia Stowe

We have been unsuccessful to date, to find verified information for Henry Tiernan, who is said to have been born in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. We do not have any more information beyond that so it would be great to find his family connections. Henry Tiernan (b. 1832, d. January 09, 1877) Born: 1832, County Tyrone, Ireland Passed: Jan 9, 1877, Morris Township, Huron Cty., Ont., Canada Married: Sarah Dobson Date of Marriage: 1858 Henry Tiernan (son of unknown Tiernan) was born 1832 in County Tyrone, Ireland, and died January 09, 1877 in Morris Township, Huron Cty., Ont., Canada. He married Sarah Dobson in 1858, daughter of Robert Dobson and Margaret . Sarah passed away on: August 11, 1903, Hartney, Manitoba, Canada. and was buried August 13, 1903, at the Riverside Cemetery, in Hartney, Manitoba., Canada.


Tiernan family in Doughill, Curraghroe, Roscommon , Ireland, can be traced back to late 1700`s. Edward Tiernan married an Anne Gill in mid 1800`s

Rosemary Thomas

My father was John Tiernan born i Liverpool in 1904. His father came to Liverpool as a child/young man but his grandfather came from Ireland possibly Roscommon,


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