Kernan Family History

This section of Among My Branches discusses what is presently known of my Kernan family history and genealogy, specifically the ancestry of my paternal grandfather, William G. Kernan (LIVING). This section also discusses what is presently known about the related branches of Sheridan, Dunton, Stearns, Davis (including Beeney), and Rains, which married into the Kernan family.

My paternal grandparents William and Margaret Kernan, 1977
My paternal grandparents William and Margaret Kernan, 1977

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Overview of Section Content

The Kernan section of Among My Branches consists of eight subsections, which are as follows. (To view each of these subsections, please click on the links below or from the drop-down menu from the Kernan tab above.)

Subsection Description
Kernan Origins Discusses the origins of the Kernan family from what both oral family history and available historical records reveal.
The Kernan Surname Discusses the history and meaning of the Kernan surname.
Kernan Immigration History Discusses the immigration history of the Kernan family from Ireland to Canada, Canada to the United States, and the family’s journey in the United States.
Kernan Generations Discusses what is presently known about each of the known generations in the Kernan family, from its earliest identified ancestor to my paternal grandfather.
Kernan Related Branches Discusses the history and genealogy of each branch that married into the Kernan family.
Kernan Records Listing of family and historical records presently found for the Kernan family.
Kernan Photographs Collection of select Kernan family photos.
Kernan Posts Blog posts that pertain to the Kernan family and its related branches.