Log in  | New? Register

37,245 TIERNEY members around the world

Keep me informed as to TIERNEY Family online & offline events

TIERNEY family crest

TIERNEY Family History

Recorded in several forms as shown below, this is an Irish surname. It derives from the Gaelic O' Tighearnaigh, meaning the grandson or male descendant of Tighearnach, the latter translating as lord or master. Traditionally Irish family names are taken from the heads of tribes, revered elders, or from some illustrious warrior, and are usually prefixed by O' or Mac, denoting "son of". This surname is especially widespread in County Galway, whereas the earliest recording is found in County Limerick in the early 18th Century (see below). In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as Tierney, Tierny,Tiernaney, O'Tierney, Tearny, Tearney and Terney...

Who have we missed?

Tell us about any famous TIERNEY (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!


Join the conversation with the TIERNEY tribe

  • Find your TIERNEY ancestor
  • Tell us about your TIERNEY Family
  • Tell us about your TIERNEY ancestors
  • Ask a question about the TIERNEY history
  • Leave a message for TIERNEY family members
Areas of Origin for TIERNEY

Invite more TIERNEY family members!

Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the TIERNEY 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

Discover about where the TIERNEY live around the world



Explore where tribe members live today!


Show off the TIERNEY Family Crest…

Wear your crest with pride...plenty of products to choose from