Hello John McNerney,
My name, Kinerk, is derived from the County Clare pronunciation of
I have looked at a coat of arms for Mc Enery, which I understood to be derived from Mc Henery. It is the same as the same one you display in your page. I also understand that Mc Inerney is derived from Mac an Archinnigh which means son of the steward of the church lands. I have attached the coat of arms associated with Mac an Archinnigh. So did Mc Inerney's derive from two sources, Mac an Archinnigh and Mc Henery?
Here are the various old spellings and derivitives that I have heard of or seen:
Mac an Airchinnigh (Original Gaelic spelling)
Mac an Airchinn (Original Gaelic spelling shortened form)
Mac an Oirchinn (alternate Original Gaelic spelling).
MacanEirkeannach ((mis?)spelled from memory by James Playa Del Rey Kinnerk)
Mac an Eineareach((mis?)spelled from memory by Maud Burnett McInerney)
(anglicized variations of Mac an Airchinnigh):
Mac Inerheny | (pronunced MacInerkney anglisized
MacInerheny | (pronunced MacInerkney anglisized
Mc Inerney |
Mac Inerkney |
And here is part of a legendary story from
Book of Munster, along with some information about others with this