Last name: Kearns
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am researching my Kearns ancestors from Mayo,Ireland. could it be that when they gave their names to Census takers it was recorded as "Sarens"? just wondering. where do I find out more on my Mayo Kearns relatives? thanks! email@example.com
well im alan kearns my family originally are from mayo and i dont think i have ever heard that abbreviation . I have done some research on my family and i can give you a number of variations which still exist today
from what i read up i think sarens sounds llike it from the middleast like saudi arabia or israel not sure though
My grandmother was born in 1901 and lived all her life in County Mayo close to Castlebar, her brothers and sisters nearly all emigrated either to the UK or USA, there were and are loads of Kearns (Kearnes, Kerins etc) around that part of Mayo
trying to find our castle can anyone help :(
My brother is Alan Kearns, however we hail from Melbourne Australia. I am searching for anything on Hugh and Ellen Kearns who arrived in Australia 1869 on board the Great Britain with three children Patrick, Henry and Ellen. We still have no idea where in Ireland they are originally from, if anyone can help it would be appreciated.
My dad William Kearns loved to debate and was very good at it from baseball game, politics, what state had the best pizzas or hotdogs just about anything. His six daughters definitely inherited this trait from him. I'm wondering now if it's a trait of all Kearns. Lol
I wish my dad was still alive, he would have loved to join in this debate.
Stephanie Kearns Dobbins
My father was Everett Kearns from Trinity, NC. He was fascinated with history and would have loved to go to college. He was valedictorian of his class and received a full scholarship to Elon, but was not able to go. His father and mother were poor farmers with six kids to feed and his dad just couldn't help him get there. I guess in the 1940's, a college education was not needed on the farm. My father joined the civil service and worked his way up and took courses offered whenever he could. He became an employee at the IRS and rose through the ranks to be a supervisor. He loved history and read encyclopedias for fun.