Have you ever heard of County Tipperary?
Chances are, you may not have heard of it if it was not for the World War 1 anthem “It’s a long way to Tipperary” OR if you have family that came from this landlocked Irish county originally.
Over the last 12 months we travelled to various parts of “Tipp” (it’s not a long, long way from Cork) to take some of the following photos and link to some of the Irish surnames on our list. And I guess we will return many times and add to this post with more photos and new information on the lovely County Tipperary.
When someone signs up for our weekly Letter from Ireland, we ask them for the Irish surnames in their family and the counties in Ireland their ancestor came from originally.
As a result, we now have about 7000 entries on our list. The following names are ones we received from readers whose ancestors came from County Tipperary originally. As you look through the names, you will see old Irish Gaelic names, Norman names and later English and Scottish names that settled in this part of the country. You may also notice that some of these surnames are from other counties originally.
Is your County Tipperary surname among them?
Ahern, Aylward, Bannon, Barry, Beary, Blake, Bonney, Bowes, Brett, Britt, Browne, Brunnock, Bryan, Burgess, Burke,
Butler, Cahill, Cain, Carden, Carey, Carney, Carroll, Charlton, Clancy, Cleary, Coady, Coffey, Colue, Corbett, Costelloe, Cotter, Coughlin, Crotty, Culleton, Cummings, Cummins,
Daley, Daly, Daven, Dempsey, Doherty, Donnelly, Donovan, Dwyer, Echlen, Eddington, Egan, Emerson, English,
Fannons, Fennessy, Field, Flynn, Fogarty ,Galligan, Gavin, Gaynor, Geaney, Giltinane, Gleason, Gleeson, Gorman, Grady,
Hanley, Harrigan, Haslett, Hawkes, Hawkins, Hayes, Hennessy, Hogan, Holway, Horan, Houlihan, Hyde, Hyland, Jackson,
Kane, Kay, Keefe, Kelleher, Kennedy, Kenney, Keogh, Kirwan, Lahy, Landers, Lanigan, Lewis, Lloyd, Lonergan, Long, Looby, Luby, Luttrell, Lynch, Lyons,
Mackey, Madden, Maher, Mahoney, Mcloughney, McElliot, McEvoy, McGrath, Meagher, Meara, Moloney, Monahan, Mooney, Moran, Moyles, Mulcahy, Mullally, Nolan,
Oakman, O’Bannon, O’Brien, O’Connor, O’Donnell, O’Dwyer, O’Gorman, O’Halloran, O’Mara, O’Meara, O’Neill, O’Sullivan,
Pendergrast, Pennefeather, Powell, Preston, Purcell, Purtill, Quinlan, Rockett, Roughan, Ryan,
Shanahan, Shea, Shelley, Slattery, Smeltzer, Smith, Spillane, Stanley, Talbot, Tobin, Torpey, Tracy, Tucker, Tyrrell,
Vaughan, Walsh, Wellwood,
And thats the end of our list of County Tipperary surnames for now. Do feel free to leave a comment or ask a question in the section below.
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