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Irish Surname - Carney

The Irish surname Carney is derived from the Gaelic name Ó Cearnaigh, meaning "descendant of Cearnach". The name Cearnach is derived from the Gaelic word cearr, meaning "wrong" or "misdemeanour".

The Carney surname is particularly associated with the counties of Mayo, Sligo, and Roscommon in Ireland. It is also found in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, where many Irish immigrants settled.

Famous People with surname Carney

Variations of the surname Carney

Carney Coat of Arms

The Carney coat of arms depicts a red shield with a gold chevron, and three gold roses above the chevron. The crest features a silver griffin holding a green branch in its beak.

Carney Motto

The motto reads "Virtute Duce" which translates to "With Virtue for Guide".

Also see the related Kearney Surname.

Please Note

There is often limited information available on a specific coat of arms and motto for an Irish surname. Sometimes there are many variations, sometimes none, we have compiled a representative, but by no means exhaustive, selection. Please visit our Coat of Arms and Motto page for more information.

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