McTernan / Ternan / McTiernan
The names McTernan, Ternan and Tiernan in Ireland are derived from the native Gaelic Mac Tighearnain Sept, taken from a Gaelic word meaning 'lord'. This Sept was located in Counties Cavan and Leitrim and it is here that the majority of descendants bearing these names can still today be found. First found in county Cavan at Tullyhunco where the "Annals of the Four Master" show 33 Tiernans almost all as Chiefs of Teallach Donnchadha.
Variantes: Tiernan, Tierman, Ternan, McTernan, McTiernan, Kiernan y otros.
Motto: VIRTUTES PARVAE CRESCUNT "Small Things Increase By Virtue".