A Letter from Ireland:

The Surnames of County Galway


The surnames of County Galway! Remember, if you want to add your Irish surname to our list, just provide us with your Irish surname and which county your ancestors came from – then stay tuned!

  • Thomas Tarpy says:

    Ancestors are from county galway.

  • Danna says:

    Ancestor from county Galway, Oran
    Names were John and Margaret Dooley.

  • Christine Williams says:

    County Gort

  • Carrol says:

    William Gilligan possibly from Ó GIOLLAGÁIN anthenry county Galway in jail in 1850 for begging on ship Montezuma in New York 1851 from Liverpool.

  • carina says:

    Thanks William for sharing your family history.

  • Rachel O'Brien nee Hynes says:

    My 2x Great Grandfather Michael Hynes was from Loughrea, Galway!! : )

  • Mary Diane says:

    Timothy Newell my ggf b 1866 in Galway father John married to Bridget Collins. Timothy emigrated to USA married Katherine Stanton from Ireland her parents Thomas Stanton and ? Anne Burke.

  • Maureen Feighery Olive says:

    My mother was from Derrylea just near Clifden. She was a Lyden

  • joan fahey says:

    ancestors from county Galway I think.Thomas Fahey first to come to nl canada.

    • My surname is FAHERTY. I’ve yet to find a link to this but was told by an Irish fellow in line at the grocery that its a County Galway name. Most likely southern Galway. What do ya think??

  • Jean says:

    Coleman Cloherty/Clougherty/O’Clochartaigh, from Connemara left for Boston, MA 1852. In search of his parents place of burial, Stephen and Elizabeth. Last known address 1821 census InishMor, Aron Islands

  • Lynda Erickson Marko says:

    My great grandmother was Jemima McCloud. I just know that she or her parents were from Ireland

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