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 John Keenen

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John Keenen

  • Birth 8 Aug 1808 Nantmeal Village, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 8 Dec 1880 Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 40780317

Son of James and Anna M. [nee SHENEMAN] KEENEN. Husband of Susan F. [nee WORRILOW] KEENEN. John Keenen was a sawyer at the port of Chester, Delaware County of Pennsylvania.

John took the surname of KEENEN, the same as his father's surname spelling of KEENEN. The family Irish/Gaelic surname was originally: O'Cianán.

Keenan (Cianán) is a male Irish name which means "ancient, distant". Keenan is an Anglicisation of the Irish name Cianán which is a diminutive of Cian. The Ó Cianáin clan (Keenan) were the traditional historians to the McGuire clan.

Recorded as O'Keenan and more usually Keenan, this is an Irish surname. Found mainly in the Ulster and northern counties of Fermanagh and Monaghan, it originates from the ancient pre 10th century Gaelic name O' Cianain meaning "The descendant of the faithful one" or similar. It may not have been entirely coincidence that the clan was famous throughout the Medieval Period for producing both high-ranking members of the church, and early historians, in several cases the same thing. The first recorded scribe was Adam O' Cianain, who was also the canon of Lisgool in Fermanagh. He is mentioned in the annals known as the "Four Masters" as being the historian to the famous Maguires of County Fermanagh.


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  • Created by: Family Guardian
  • Added: 17 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 40780317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Keenen (8 Aug 1808–8 Dec 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 40780317, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Aston, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Family Guardian (contributor 46819359) .