Let me explain about the names: We are all familiar with the concept of “emigration” and Ireland. We all arrived at some point – some stayed and some passed through after some generations. All left their imprints.
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Here we have your surnames divided into three “waves” of migration into Ireland (and I can’t be 100% sure of all – but we will work with them over time). They are:
Surnames from Old Irish Clans (Celtic clans arrived around 500BC)
Ahern, McArdle, Bagley, Begley, Behan, Breen, Brennan, McBride, O’Brien, Brosnan, Buckley, Byrne, McCabe, Cahill, Callaghan, Callan, Canavan, Carroll, McCarthy, Casey, Clancy, Clark, Collins, O’Connell, O’Connor, Conner, Corcoran, Corrigan, Counihan, Cowen, McCoy, McCort, Coyle, Coyne, Cronin, Crowley, Cunneen, Cullen, Cullinan, Daly, Daugherty, Delaney, Dempsey, Devins, Dillon, McDonagh, MacDonald, Donlon, Donnelly, Donoghue, Donovan, Dorsey, Dowdy, Doyle, O’Driscoll, Dunne, Dwyer, Egan, Farrell, Ferris, Finley, Finnerty, Fitzpatrick, O’Flaherty, Flynn, Fogarty, Foley, Ford, Galligan, Galvin, McGee, McGennis, Gilligan, Gilmartin, Glavin, Glennon, Gorman, Grady, Green, McGuigan, McGuire, Haffey, Hannon, O’Hara, O’Hare, O’Hea, Heffernan, Hickey, Hourigan,Horgan, Hogan, MacInness, Keane, Kelly, McKenna, Kennedy, Kenny, Keohoe, Keogh, McKeown, Kieran, Kinsella, O’Killea, Kilroy, Larkin, McLaughlin, Loughman, Loughnane, Lucey, O’Loughlin, Lynch, Lyons, Madden, Maguire, Maher, Malone, Mahagan, Mahoney, O’Malley, Manning, Mannion, Martin, O’Meara, Meehan, Milligan, Minihan, Molloy, Money, Mooney, Moore, Moran, Moriarty, Mullen, Mullhall, Murray, Murphy, O’Neal, Neary, Nolan, McNulty, Patterson, Phelan, Quinan, Quinn, Rae, Reddan, Regan, O’Reilly, Riley, Riordan, O’Rourke, Roden, Shannon, McSharry, McSherry, O’Shea, Sheridan, Skelly, Smith, Sullivan, Sweeny, Tarpey, Torpey, Teague, McTiernan, Tierney, Toomey, Twomey, Toohill, O’Toole, Tynan, Vaughan, Whelan, Wholey, Winters
Norman + Viking + Gallowglass (Arrived 8th – 13th centuries)
Barrett, Barry, Brown, Burke, Butler, Carew, Charley, Condon, Comerford, Dalton, Dillon, Earley, Fitzgerald, Gage, Gamble, Kell, Lee, Laird, Liston, Plunkett, Roach, Roche, Redmond, Sweeney, Walsh, Welsh, White
Later Immigrants (arrived in later “plantations” and individually) – 15th century onwards:
Bartley, Brannick, McClements, Clark, Cochrane, Cooke, Cooper, Coulter, Cross, Dulin, Diver, English, Farmer, Feerick, Fenton, Godfrey, Haley, Harding, Hoar, McIntire, Jeakle, Killoughy, Ladden, Laffey, Leighton, Lyle, Mathews, Millen, Mills, Minsey, Nash Nyland, Pattison, McPhillips, Scott, Skeffington, Smyth, Thulis, Tweedy, Walker, Whaley.
So – keep sharing your names – I’d welcome any comments on the above – AND do SHARE with your familiy and friends. We’re 2 Weeks old (imagine that!) so we have a long way to go.
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