California is a state located on the West Coast of the United States. It is home to the nation's second and sixth-largest census statistical areas (Los Angeles Metropolitan Area and San Francisco Bay Area), and eight of the nation's fifty most populated cities (Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Sacramento, Long Beach, and Oakland). California's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west, to the Sierra Nevada mountains in the east – from the Redwood–Douglas-fir forests of the northwest, to the Mojave Desert areas in the southeast. state, and the third most extensive (after Alaska and Texas).
All of us originate in North Leitrim, North Roscommon and the Geevagh parish area of Co Sligo.The first identifiable Kernan ancestor of the Utica Kernans is Bryan Kernan, gentleman of Ned, in the parish of Killeshandra, Barony of Tullyhunco, Co Cavan, Ulster.Deducing from historical leases that Bryan's oldest son, John was of age by 1763, Bryan was most likely born c.1712, married c 1733 and died in 1766, ten years before the American Revolution. Bryan Kernan was the scion of the Ulster family Mac Tigearnain of the Brefny.The seat of the family for many hundreds of years was Cruacan mic Tigearnain where The O'Rourke was inaugurated Prince of the Brefny.