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Recorded as MacKenna, McKenna, Kenna, Kennea, and Kennagh, this is an Irish surname. It originates from the Gaelic personal name "Mac Cionaodha", composed of the elements "cion", meaning respect or affection and "Aodh", the name of the pagan god of fire, hence "the son of beloved Aodh". Located mainly in County Monaghan where they were "Lords of Truagh", the name is now frequently found in Munster. Originally MacKenna, this spelling is the more widespread form of the name in Scotland along with Mackinna and MacKinney.

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My granfather john kenna i would to know were he came from to me i think its monaghan

Peter Mills

My late wife was Gillian Kenna Selfe. her father was Donovan Kenna Selfe. Gillian became Gillian Kenna Mills. Gillian dropped the name Kenna for our first born. I think Gillian's father was born in Devon or Cornwall. That is all i know of her ancestry

Blue Evening Star

I just found out my grandmother Clare's maiden name was Kenna. We all lived in San Francisco. She married a Connors and that was my maiden name. I don't know if she was born in Ireland. I think so.


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