Hi Robert...I too am a descendent of Queenan's thought to be from Sligo area of Ireland.My gggrandfather Patrick was married in Derby in 1840 to Mary Howard, they had several children Bridget, James Patrick, Joseph, Elizabeth most of whose names were changed to Queening by poorly written records of the time.My ancester is James Patrick and his descendents are now located in the US, Canada and England all going by the name of Queening. He emigrated to NYC area about 1892, leaving his family behind in England.
I live in Vancouver Canada and to my knowledge there are very few others of this chain in Canada.
On a recent trip to Ireland I was regretably unable to go to Sligo, but did discover some Queenan history and this is the most likely area for them to be from...either that or Roscommon.
If you think we have a connection, I would be pleased to contact you with more information. Sandi