Spelling variations of this family name include: MacKenna, MacKennagh, MacKenney, MacKenny, MacKinna, MacKinnie and many more.
First found in county Monaghan at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Andrew, Arthur, Charles, Edward, James, John, Michael, Owen, Patrick, Peter and Thomas McKenna all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860; Alice, Daniel, James, John, Thomas and William McKenney settled in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.
Suggested Readings for the name McKenna
The MacKennas of Troagh by C. Eugene Swezey, The American Descendants of James McCourt, John McKenny, Matthew Young and Allied Families by Martha F. McCourt.
Some noteworthy people of the name McKenna
* Joseph McKenna, American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
* Patrick McKenna (b. 1960), Canadian comedic
* Francis Joseph "Frank" McKenna (b. 1948), Canadian businessman, Deputy Chairman of the Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2006 and Premier of New Brunswick from 1987 to 1997
* David McKenna, Board Manager
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