First identified with Connacht, it is now numerous in all the provinces least in Ulster. I have signed up for your newsletter because I plan a trip to Ireland next June. While Co Cavan ranked at the top, with 51 births, Co Meath was pushed into 5th place with only 17. She was one of the Irish Famine Orphans who was sent out to Australia under the Earl Grey Scheme and was rescued from Midleton Workhouse. My family is Abernethy from Castlemartyre, I know my great great grandfather Thomas was born the in 1832 , and my grandfather in 1879. Minihan, another form of the name, is mainly found in.
My family at least the surname branch came here from Northern Ireland in 1734. Limerick had 1263 while the next most numerous were counties Kilkenny 616 and Cork 409. For many years, her grandfather, Benjamin Franklin McCotter was the oldest living Confederate veteran in Pamlico Co. Their daughter married a Francis East…who are my ggg grandparents. As far as I understand the people on both sides of the English Scottish border are mostly of Anglo Frisian, Germanic heritage becoming more Celtic in the West. There has been a movement north-eastwards so that now the name Dolan is numerous in Co.
I am researching Bridget Donovan my third Great Grandmother who comes from Midleton, Cork. It is about this time then, that many Gaelic names changed to their Anglo equivalent or translation. Doyle Griffith's Valuation found there were 4634 Doyle households recorded across Ireland. I have got all the records etc. Coat of Arms, Family Crest - Free to View your Irish Surname family crest, coat of arms, shield, symbol, also called a design, pattern, tartan, picture, template, tattoo, heraldry, clipart, or heraldic! Unfortunately, we will never know just how different the data may have been if a similar survey of names had been carried out in the early years of the century. We also have Carlin, Cleary, Murphy ,McManus and White we can trace to Ireland.
O Heaney, Heeney The Principal sept of this name is Ó hÉighnigh in Irish, important and widespread in Oriel, formerly stretching its influence into. The report was written at a time when the population of Ireland had suffered extreme changes caused by the Great Famine, huge shifts of people from the countryside to the towns and cities of the island, and mass emigration. My great grandfather, John, the elderst was baptised in Janyuary of 1863 in Hollyhill, Aughadown, Co. Barry, de Barra The majority of these names are of Norman origin, i. A branch settled in Kerry where they are called Doody. One of the earliest hereditary surnames. The name of a prominent sept.
O'Donnell, Ó Domhnaill The main sept, one of the most famous in Irish history, especially in the seventeenth century, is of Tirconnell; another is of Thomond, and a third of the Uí Maine Hy Many, in Co. The name is now numerous in all the provinces. The most important sept of the Dál gCais Dalcassians after the O'Briens, to whom they were marshals. Look forward to hearing from you. Can anyone help me yo find my ancestors — both Scanlan and Hegarty? Both now and in the past, it is of Leix and.
The name appeared in all counties but was most common in Cork, Galway, Mayo, Dublin, Roscommon. Scottish clan names make up one set of ancestral surnames. Maybe your ancestors came from this Irish county? A Cottage on Heir Island, West Cork. I wish to spend time on a farm in Co Cork close to Drimoleague, but, am open to other ways to touch the land where they lived. Great grandfather died in Cobh in1886.
Now very numerous in other provinces as well as Munster, being the fifth most numerous name in Ireland. O'Reilly Griffith's Valuation shows that by far the greatest concentration of Reilly households was in Co Cavan 1759. Subject to one exception, to be noticed later in this section, it is safe to say that the great majority of the twenty-seven thousand five hundred Ryans are really O'Mulryans - this earlier form of the name is, however, now almost obsolete. MacGowan, Mac an Ghabhann, Mac Gabhann In , the homeland of this sept, the name has been widely changed by translation to Smith though Smithson was a truer translation ; but in outlying areas of Breffny MacGowan is retained. Would appreciate any info you may be able to dig up.
I would be obliged for any information on the Kirby family who came from Carrigtwohill. The O'Higgins father and son of South American fame came from Ballinary, , not Ballina. Kane, O Cahan, Ó Catháin As lords of Keenaght, the O'Kanes were a leading sept in Ulster up to the time of the plantation of Ulster. Many of the Highland families migrated to Ireland in the mid to late 1500s. Though still more numerous in Munster than elsewhere, the name is widespread throughout Ireland. Our medieval artist is an authority on national last names. The name has been abbreviated to Camp and even Kemp in.
I believe that he sailed from Cork. The name, introduced into Ireland after the Anglo-Norman invasion, is now numerous in Counties and. Scott Fitzgerald and late U. Butler Always called deBuitléir in Irish, though it is of course properly le Butler, not de. Other important families of Browne were established in Ireland from the Anglo-Norman invasion onwards. It's still a very big name in Ulster. Meaning, Origin, and Miscellaneous information: The name comes from Conchobar, meaning 'lover of hounds'.
This name is very numerous in Munster but not elsewhere. The Gaelic Clann system was well established and this gave people a common identity with their people of the tribe and with the commonly shared area. I know of brothers Jeremiah, and Michael. In Connacht there were and O'Conor Don of which was the last High King of Ireland , with its branches O'Conor Roe and O'Conor Sligo; Also O'Conor Faly i. He had several children, one who became Gov. Spollan and Spollin, rarely retaining the prefix Mac, are numerous in.