Map 101 Log in  | Not a member? Register or
Brexit is good for Germany?

KEENAN members around the world

KEENAN points found: 934

KEENAN Family History

Recorded as O'Keenan and more usually Keenan, this is an Irish surname. Found mainly in the Ulster and northern counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan, it originates from the ancient pre 10th century Gaelic name O' Cianain meaning "The descendant of the faithful one" or similar. It may not have been entirely coincidence that the clan was famous through out the Medieval Period for producing both high ranking members of the church, and early historians, in several cases the same thing. The first recorded scribe was Adam O' Caianain, who was also the canon of Lisgool in Fermanagh. He is mentioned in the annals known as the "Four Masters" as being the historian to the famous Maguires of County Fermanagh...

The KEENAN Family Message Board

Leave a message for KEENAN family members.

  • Find your KEENAN ancestor
  • Tell us about your KEENAN Family
  • Ask a question about the KEENAN history
  • Tell us about your KEENAN ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message


I am trying to find information on John Keenan myggg grandfather..Born in unknown about 1790. He moved to Richmond York married Dorothy Lumley His occupation was shown as a Tinker

Keenan 4 day Derry tour
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
Tour of Derry for Keenan Find out more »
Keenan 8 day Fermanagh tour
€989 - 3 Nights | 5 Star
8 day tour of Fermanagh Find out more »
Areas of Origin for KEENAN

Ulster , Ireland

Ulster , Ireland

Invite more KEENAN family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the KEENAN tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest