The name Kenyon in Ireland is often derived from the native Gaelic Mac Coinin Sept of County Offaly. This name was also anglicized as Cunneen, Kenning and even Keenan. Kenyon was also brought into Ulster Province by settlers from England and Scotland especially during the seventeenth century.

Origin: Norman.

Spelling variations include: Kenyon, Kenion, Kennion and others.

Motto Translated: Sustain the cross (i.e. support afflictions) with magnanimity.