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Walter's Irish Surnames Database

This database of Surnames from County Kerry, Ireland in cooperation with Rootsweb.com was updated January 3, 2000.

My goal for this site is to provide for researchers a list that accumulates in one-location surnames of Irish ancestors found in County Kerry. This list will hopefully provide family historians a starting place for further research and to help you determine if the name you are seeking existed in the southwestern corner of Ireland.

The database includes certain non-Irish Surnames, such as those of German Palatines* who immigrated to Ireland beginning in the 18th century. Surnames recorded are those of Ireland's Old Gaelic founders (O'CONNOR) and Anglo-Norman names (BLENNERHASSETT) as well as common Irish names (KELLY).

To those who are particular about documentation, my sources for this broad-based list embrace writings such as "Irish Palatine Families" taking information from Henry Z. Jones', "Irish Palatine Journal" and "Palatine Families of Ireland" citing arrivals to Limerick & Kerry 1709-1720. And Edward MacLysaght's "More Irish Families", 1982, [ISBN 0 7165 0126 0] a supplement to his "Irish Families". More current information, 1880 AD on, is taken from on-line sites, e-mail and personal correspondence of my family. Given names are not associated with certain surnames. Dates shown for a particular surname are the earliest available per reviewed records.

As a caveat to all, I have assumed that certain County Kerry Surname information given by individuals is truthful and correct.

This page will be updated as frequently as possible. Your comments, suggestions and additions are welcomed. Only I am responsible for the content (and errors) herein.

Good Name Hunting to All,

Walter of McELLIGOTT family of
County Kerry & Illinois, USA
Box 161
Peotone, IL, USA 60468

Admin of McELLIGOTT-L@rootsweb.com

*Palatine Names

Like the ship of the same name in Whittier's poem, a "Palatine" is a person of strength and courage. A Palatine is of German birthright, whom Mother Nature and Man sent reeling among the rocks and reefs of a cruel everyday existence in the Pfalz of the former Holy Roman Empire from 1690 to 1709 A.D. He finally grounded himself on the rocky earth that was Ireland, especially in the Munster Counties of Limerick and Kerry.

Notes for Readers:

  1. "Norman" refers here to descendants of individuals who came to England with William the Conqueror or soon after. The term is a corruption of "North-men", evoking those Norse (roughly, the Duchy of Normandy (c.900).
  2. Major Administrative Divisions of Ireland:
    1. The County system imposed upon Ireland is patterned after the English system of local government. Ireland's 32 counties originated in the 12th Century AD. County boundaries most often corresponded with those of the properties of influential Gaelic Lords. The creation of Wicklow County in 1606 completed the county system in Ireland.
    2. The four Provinces (major partitions) of Ireland relate to certain historically prominent families: O'Connor (Connaught), Mac Murrough (Leinster), O'Brien (Munster) O'Neill (Ulster). Ages before the 12th Century Norman Invasion, these four royal families struggled to achieve the High Kingship of Ireland. Therefore, the Irish families within the county divisions were submissive to and allied with these provincial kings.
    3. The Barony was well established in the government land surveys of the 17th Century AD. In the 19th Century, Baronies were broadly used divisions, which are now obsolete. At one time, the 331 baronies were also indicative of the property held by Irish clansmen.
    4. Civil Parishes were extensively used in numerous surveys of Ireland. They are based on the placement of 17th Century Christian and Medieval monastic or church communities. The archetype of the Civil Parish was well entrenched by the mid-19th Century. An 1841 Ireland population of 8,175,124 was in the process of complying with new parish boundaries.
    5. New parishes were often created by subdividing larger parishes or by withdrawing certain townlands from adjoining parishes. Essentially, the Civil Parish covered the same area as the official Church of Ireland. Whereas the Roman Catholic (RC) Church, still struggling to survive the trauma of The 16th Century Reformation, was adapting to a new structure based on local towns and villages. Civil Parishes often overlay borders of both baronies and counties.
    6. Diocese or ecclesiastical synods were established in 12th Century Ireland. Specifically formed were Cashel (1101 AD), Rathbreasail (1111) and Kells (1152). Armagh, Cashel, Dublin and Tuam were forged as ecclesiastical provinces; each headed by an archbishop and 22 bishops at the head of the same number of diocese.
      In 1834 the dioceses of the Church of Ireland were grouped into 2 provinces, Armagh and Dublin. These diocesan boundaries remain constant to this time, used by both the RC and Anglican Churches. However, they have little, if any relation to barony or county boundaries.
    7. Poor Law Unions were established irrespective of county perimeters. Under the Poor Relief Act of 1838, Ireland was divided into districts, "unions", in which local "rateable" property owners were made financially responsible for all paupers in their unions. By 1850 Ireland had developed 163 union districts, usually around large market towns. The (Irish) Local Government Act of 1898 adopted the poor law union as the primary administrative division in place of the barony and civil parish. The poor law unions were further divided into 829 registration districts and 3,751 district electoral divisions. Townlands were classified according to these divisions. The aftermath was that baronies and parishes were preserved merely as a mechanism of comparison to pre-1898 records.
    8. Probate Districts, specifically a principal registry and 11 district registries were established in 1858 for the purpose of proving wills and granting administrative authority.
  3. ANGLO-IRISH surnames arose in Gaelic Ireland during the 400 years of immigration between the 12th and 13th centuries through 16th century. Marriage to heirs of Irish landowners was the most often followed path to recognition chosen by holders of Anglo-Irish surnames. A brief list of a few of those Anglo-Irish surnames found at some time of their existence in Co. Kerry includes:

    ASHE (NASH), Latter especially found in Co. Kerry, but former was settled in Cos. Kildare and Meath in the 14th to 17th century.

    FERRITER located in Kerry since 16th century, Ballyferriter on Dingle Peninsula named for this family, also owners of Blanket Islands, subsequently abandoned by Irish in 20th century. Pierce Ferriter, gentleman poet lived c.1600 to 1653, when he was killed fighting Cromwell's forces.

    GREGORY resided in Kerry briefly before moving on to Co. Galway in 1774. Per Edward MacLysaght, the town of Ballygregory was NOT named after this family.

    HAROLD, Gentry located in Dublin, but also spread to Cos. Cork and Kerry.

    STACK, English who were thoroughly gaelicized by 16th century, resided in Ardfert, Tralee.

  4. Books of Genealogy Interest: Bell, "Surnames of Ireland", Good preliminary IRL study, origin of a surname, esp. 16th through 18th Cs.

    Black, "Surnames of Scotland", Good start, providing Scot. surname origins beginning with 16th C.

    Bolton, Charles Knowles, "Scotch/Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America" (1911), Classic Scots-Irish history repubbed and available from Barnes and Noble for about $23.

    Burke, Eamon, Biographer on the DeBurgh families (any IRL bookstore).

    DAUZAT, Albert "professeur a l'Ecole pratique des Hautes Etudes" compiled "Dictionnaire Etymologique Des Noms De Famille et Prenoms De France" - pub. 1951, Larousse. A complete work, including first and surnames with many Flemish and Germanic names from Alsace-Lorraine region and some Basque names. Text in French, useful for Huguenot surnames, some of whom settled in IRL.

    Donovan, ed. V. l, "Irish Annals", condensed on web over several vols., (happenings over a given period). Some reading between lines is necessary. a consensus of excellence & reliability has been reached.

    Fitzgerald, Rory, "God's Frontiersmen", (Ulster Scots in N. Ireland and how Scotch-Irish went to Pennsylvania's Shenandoah Valley and elsewhere in U.S. Lots never known about S-I history. Available at local Toronto libraries, I would think in FL.

    Horgan, Donal "Echo After Echo, Killarney and Its History" 1988.

    Kennedy, Billy: Popular-variety histories (from Barnes and Noble, about $12 paperback) "The Scots-Irish in the Shenandoah Valley", "The S-I in the Hills of Tennessee", "The S-I in the Carolinas", "The S-I in Pennsylvania and Kentucky, Faith and Freedom: the S-I in the United States."

    King, Jeremiah, "County Kerry Past and Present", Mercier Press, Dublin and Cork, 1st ed. 1931, fax ed. 1986. Most data taken from documents, correspondence and 1901 census of Ireland.

    Krossa, Sharon, "Medieval Scotland" information on how names developed (can apply to IRL names with exceptions).

    McCarthy, Tim "Killarney, top of towns, Recollections of a Lifetime" by (1996), Published by author.

    MacLysaght, Edward MA DLiH MRIA, "The Surnames of Ireland", first published Dublin 1964. Most authoritative work on Irish names, includes all names, both indigenous Irish and Norman, English, plantation Scots etc. Many are mapped showing predominant locations before the disruption of the 1600's.

    P. H. Reaney, LiH.D Ph.D, F.S.A., (AV's opinion: best published work on British surnames (1958 with several reprints) "A Dictionary of British Surnames". My pleasure to correspond with him before death (late 1960's). Early examples of names and how conclusions were reached, as does Dauzat. Reaney began his research in 1943 while on fire-watch during WW2. Did not include all names researched, but drew line at 400 pages.

    Smith, Charles, "The Ancient and Present State of County Kerry" first published 1756 reprinted 1979, Dublin.

  5. Miscellany: "Letter" is a townland, near Ballylongford, in Listowel Poor Law Union, Iraghticonnor Barony, in Aghavallen Parish.

    The term "Graigue" may mean village & could be a reference to a small hamlet on a glebe that superceded the other clearly medieval names.

    "vFinuge" is a Civil Parish, in Listowel, the B. Clanmaurice, and t-land of Ballinruddery.

    "Knochane" in Ballyheige, C.P., PLU Tralee.

    Kells t-land (5 miles north of Caherciveen).

    Moy Beg, t-land (small plain), near T (Town) of Listowel, at Iraghticonner B.

    Townlands in Stradbally and Killinny are in Castlegregory RC parish, and t-lands near Dingle are in Dingle RC parish.

    (Notes shown as "AV:" and certain surname commentary is provided with thanks to my friends down under. Adrian and Maggie Verry offer all searchers their "Best wishes from Aotearoa, Turakina, New Zealand".

  6. Co. Kerry Parish Registers, compiled from an Index to the Irish Parish Registers, may be found at the Maritime History Archive.
      Co. Kerry Parish Registers Available:
    • Abbeydorney
    • Annascaul
    • Baile Nah Eaglaise
    • Ballanavohir
    • Ballinacourty
    • Ballyferriter
    • Castle Island
    • Castlegregory
    • Clohanes
    • Dingle
    • Dunnedin
    • Dunnelin
    • Dunquin
    • Kilgobbin
    • Killiny
    • Kilmelchidar (Kilmolkadar)
    • Kilquane
    • Lack
    • Markin
    • Maritime History Archive
    • Memorial University of Newfoundland
    • St. John's, NF A1C 5S7
      Tel: (709) 737-8428
      FAX: (709) 737-3123

    Roman Catholic records generally dating up to 1880 are copies of National Library of Ireland microfilms. The dates of the Church of Ireland records are more variable. R.C. parishes in the Diocese of Kerry are included in the collection.

    Although permission of the bishop is required to examine the registers in Ireland, such permission is not necessary at the Archive; which has permission to have the records available for public use. The microfilm parish registers are not available on interlibrary loan (ILL). Staff members will conduct research for a fee. Genealogy and family history in Newfoundland,

    http://www.mun.ca/mha/genealog.html#Irish
    Info via IRL-Kerry-L email list, w/ Thanx to: mary <waterlilys@aol.com>
    at Co. Kerry site online.

    "[MHA] register copies are by no means complete for all listed parishes."

    Len Keane <Dolmenx@aol.com>

    The following websites should help re the Maritime History Museum Archives:
    Sherry Hagmann <sorsha@door.net>
    list of Irish parish records available
    http://www.ihaonline.com/art_nwf2.html
    mailing address and email

    http://www.mun.ca/mha/about.html

  7. Scots Clans/Irish Septs Scots Clans have associated families.
    Irish tribal groups, more accurately Septs, are of but one surname, with no other "associated" families.
  8. Allegedly, Irish civil records of birth, death & marriage date from 1845, were burnt and partially destroyed in the Four Courts of Dublin in 1922. While during the Irish civil war of 1922, anti-treaty parties held various buildings in Dublin against the pro-treaty parties (the legal authority) the Fours Courts complex housed the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) established in mid-19th century.

    The anti-treaty troops seized the PROI, resulting in its destruction by Irish troops and the burning of a vast collection of public records held there.

    (Fours Courts complex was the site of the four Royal Courts of Justice: Chancery, Exchequer, Kings Bench and Common Pleas.) However, contrary to popular belief the records of the General Register Office (GRO) were never housed in the Four Courts. The records survive intact.

    No civil records existed before April 1845 as Civil Registration did not begin until that time. The main genealogical records destroyed in 1922 were the census returns 1821-1851, wills & administrations c1530s to c1900 and Church of Ireland parish registers.

    Ironically, the Four Courts, did hold, among other things, the Church of Ireland parish registers, sent to Dublin for safety after the Disestablishment of the CofI in the late 19th century. Dublin CofI parish records were apparently exempt from this edict, and those CofI parishes in the hinterland that could prove they had a vault or some other safekeeping method. most of these parish registers would go up in smoke in 1922.

    With thanx to Steven <smyrl@iol.ie> And Dennis <ahern@world.std.com>

  9. (AV: MacL discusses Surname CULLEN in his Forward): "Another change which has been going on almost to the present day is the absorption of some rare names by better known ones of similar sound.... Cullen is a good example." The Registrar-General's Report, 1909, gives the following synonyms of Cullen, reported by local Registrars in recent registrations, with the union of birth:

    Collins - Banbridge, Collen - Banbridge, Armagh, Newry, Collins -Banbridge, Antrim, Colquhoun - New Ross, Culhoun - New Ross, Culleeny - Corofin, Cullinane - Callan, Cullion - Derry, Milford, Culloon - New Ross, Cully - Trim, Quillan - Cavan, Oldcastle.


    {Reaney/Eng on CULLEN: (1.) Derived from the town of Cologne Germ; e.g. Bertramde Coloigne (1307) or (2.) From Village of Cullen in Banffshire (except in Ayreshire and Galloway, where he thinks it is the Irish MacCULLEN}. I will leave you to ponder the problem with Cullen. Perhaps you will be able to decide from all this, which one may be yours.)

Abbreviations for this Page

Note: these have no relation to official abbreviations.
Ancest=Ancestor
Angli.=Anglican
appar.=Apparently
assoc.=associated/association
au=Australia
bord.=Border
br.=branch
bro./s=brother
C.P. Civil=Parish
Co/Cos=county
deriv/s.=derivation/s
diff.=Different
deriv/s.=der.=Der.=Derivation
Eng.=England/ish
err.=Erroneous/error
esp.=especially
Est.=estate
estab/established
Fem.=Feminine
F-name/s.=Forename
FHC=Family History Center
Fr.=French
grp.=Group
import.=Important
I.=Island
IRL=Ireland/Irish
Lat.=Latin
LDS=Later Day Saints
MacL:=MacLysaght
md.=Married
mediev=medieval
nick=nickname
not.=Notice
nz=New Zealand
obs=obsolete
occas.=occasional
Occup.=occupation
Orig.=Original
P.=Parish
Pen.=Peninsula
PLU=Poor Law Union
pop.=Population
predom.=Predominantly
prev.=previous
progen.=Progenitor
R.=River
RC=Roman Catholic
RCP=Roman Catholic Parish
sp./s=spelling/s
Sugg.=suggestion/s
T.A.=Tithe Applotment books
T=town
t-land=townland
unver.=Unverified
ver.=Verified
>=to
<=from

-A-

ABBEY

ABRAHAM

ACHARD

AHEARN, Newtown Sandes T., C.P. Muher

AHERN/AHERIN/O'HERN, Listowel PLU

ALLEN

AMOS

ANDREW

ARDFERT, Ballyseedy P.

ASH/ASHE, c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

Aughals, Annascaul, Dingle P., Minard P

ASHE (NASH),

ATKINSON

AYERS

-B-

BAGLY, c1813, Ballyferriter

BAILEY

BAIRD

BAKER*

BANFIELD, (John), c1875, Tralee or Listowel

BARR

BARRETT, (Mary Elizabeth) c1840, Camp (Curraduff), Tralee

BARROWCLIFFE

BARRY, 1873, Killarney P., Cloush, Dingle, Ballybowler,

BARTON

BEALIN

BEARD

BEAUFORT, The Reeks

BEGLEY, (O)BEGLEY, [MacL: Irish O Beaglaoich ("Beag" - little, laoch = hero). Co. Donegal. Br. to Co. Kerry as galloglasses (i.e. mercenaries in the 1400's, mainly now in West Munster, esp. Cork.

BEHAN

BENNER*

BERRY

BETH

BISHOP

BLACK

BLAKE

BLENNERHASETT

BOHAN

BOLAND, c1830, Dingle

BOLEN

BOLER

BOLES

BOURKE, 1838, Castleisland P.

BOVENIZER*

BOWLER, c1836, Shronedarragh, Ballynacourty P. (west of Anascaul),

Brackloon, t-land

BOYAN, (Crown Estate) Castlemaine, Kiltallagh P., Kingwilliamstown

BRACKEN

BRADY

BRANDON, (Mary), 1835, Ballylongford

BRASSIL, Tarbert

BREEN, (Andrew), c1809, t-land DREENINANARIGH (GLENCAR)

BREHON

BREHONY

BRENNAN, 1762, Iveragh Pen. B. of Dunkerron S. (Connects with O'Sullivan More during 15th & 16th C., apparent connection with the area of Templenoe, with unver. records to a Daniel McMorris Brennan, c1580.)

BRESNAHAN

BRICK, c1841, Killarney,

BROCK

BRODERICK, Ballymalis, Beaufort

BROOKS, Dingle

BROSNAHAN, c1837, Rathmore, Nohaval P., Kilcummin P.

(O)BROSAN, BROSNAHAN, BRESNAHAN, BROSNAN (Irish O'BROSNACHAIN), [MacL: Name Angl. Alm. exclusively Co. Kerry names. Prob. from placename Brosna.], c1853, Killarney, Dingle,Knocknagoshel.

BROWN, 1828

BROWNE, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

BRUMFITT

BRUNN

BUCKLEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

BURCHFIELS

BURCHILL

BURKE, Kilfountain

BURNS

BUTLER

BYRNE

-C-

CAHALANE, 1831 (Gunn fam. Plover Hill Est.), Clougherbrien P

CAHALIN

CAHILL 1832, Caher P.

CAIN

CAIRNS

CALLAHAN, Knockeenagoun, Drum Castlegregory, Cloghane P

CANAN

CANNON

CAREY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

CARLISLE

CARNEY, (O)CARNEY, KEARNEY, O CATHARNAIGH,O CEARNAIGH, MacKEARNEY, MacCARNEY, [MacL: var. KEARNEY. Angli. form of Irish: O CATHARNAIGH (warlike), Kilcoursey, Co. Meath, often Fox, head of fam. known as "the Fox". O CEARNAIGH (victorious), of two Septs now called Kearney (or CARNEY in Connacht), viz. of the Ui Fiachrach and of the Dalg Cais, later to Cashel. Map shows in Mayo and Tipperary prior to disruptions of the 1600's. Also MacKEARNEY, No. Ulster. MacCARNEY, of Ballymacarney, Co. Meath, the Mac usually discarded and name indisting. Frm. (O)Carney]. (AV: Ui Fiachrach, a pop. grp. Dalg Cais=a pop. Grp. embracing main Septs of Thomond.)

CAROLAN

CARRICK

CARRIG, Tarbert

CARTER

CASEY, c1834, Lispole, Killarney RCP,

CASHILL

CASSIDY, (OCaiside), [MacL: Fermanagh family of ollavs and physicians to Maguires. Numerous in all provs. except Connacht.]

CAVANAUGH/CAVENAUGH, [MacL: var. of KAVANAGH, If a var. of CABANNA, not stated, CAVAN occas. var. of KAVANAGH.]

CAVENER/CAVENDER, MacEvanny, AV: Not in any dictionary. (Mac)CAVANA - "Monk", Antrim form of MacEvanny

CAVE*/CAVES

CHALK

CHECKLEY

CHESSER

CHICELE

CHICELEY

CLANCY

CLARK/CLARKE

CLEARY, 1820, Dingle,

CLIFFORD

CLINTON

CLISHAM

CODY

COFFEE, COFFEY, COFFY, O'COFFEY, O'COWHIG, COWHIG, (IRL O'CHOBHTHAIGH), (IRL O'COBHTHAIGH), pp. 280, v. 1, "IRL Peds.", (John O'Hart, 2 vols. at LDS FHCs), 53 names to Edward Lees Coffey, in 1881 in the U. S., 4 bros., fam. of dynasts, or chief lords in anc. terr. of Corca Luighe, called (1892) Barryroe-W & -E., Co. Cork. Corca Luighe in Carbery, W. Cork.) Ancest. of O'COBHTHAIGH, Cobthatch Fionn of line of Ithe, son of Breoghan, King of Spain, & uncle of Milesius, fam. in Munster. (Cobthatch, Ir., "victorious", fionn, Ir., ""fair", "the fair-haired victor".) COFFEY in anc. Cos. Meath, Connaught, of diff. Stock, COFFEY, Castlemain, Kingwilliamstown, Co. Kerry

COGHLAN

COKER

COLE

COLEMAN, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

COLLEY

COLLINGWOOD, Knockane, Killorglin P., T-ld. Ardraw

COLLINS, Killeentierna P., Currens, Currow

COMANE

COMERFORD

CONDON

CONLISK

CONLON

CONNELL

CONNELLAN

CONNELLY/CONNOLLY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

CONNERAN

CONNOR, c1813, Ballyferriter, Knocknagoshel, Ballynacourty P.,

CONNORS, 1832, Bartholomew

CONOMY

CONROY

CONWAY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

COOK(E), MacCook, MacCuagh, Mac Dhabhoe, Mac Uag, MacCooge, MacHugo, (MacL: 3 distinct origins. N. Ireland, Leinster, an Eng. Occup. Name, gave rise to 9 places with name, Cookstown, etc.) In Ulster, is Scot? MacCook or MacCuagh, branch of MacDonald's of Kintyre.) (AV: Alan Cook founded Cookstown, Co. Tyrone in 1605.), (In Connacht, Cooke is Angl. form of Mac Dhabhoe & Mac Uag, a br. of Burkes's, Angl. as MacCooge, of So. Co. Galway, MacHugo from Hugo Burke.)

CORBETT, c1820, Tralee (?)

CORBIN

CORCORAN

CORCORY/CORKERY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

CORNANE

CORRIGAN

COSTELLO

COTTER, (Julianne), Knocknagoshel

COUGHLAN

COURNANE, c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

COURTNEY, Mahree; Bonane/Glengarriff P

COWLEY

COX

COYNE

CRANE

CREAN

CREEDON, Bonane/Glengarriff P

CREEGAN

CRILLY

CRIMINS

CRIMMINS (Crimmens), c1809

CRISHAM

CRONAN/CRONIN, c1870, Rathmore, Kilcummin; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

CROSBY

CROTTY

CROWLEY, c1821, Tralee

(Mac)CULLEN, (O)CULLEN, MacCollin, [MacL: (Irish MacCuilinn - "holy"), from Co. Monaghan, of MacCollin, confused with MacQuillan. (O)CULLEN, same meaning, a Sept of SE. Leinster. See Cullen, Introduction, note no. 11).

CULLEY

CULLOTY

CUMMINS

CUNNINGHAM

CURLEY

CURRAN, (O)CURRAN, [MacL: name in all provinces, usual IRL form "O Corrain". In 16th and 17th C. Cos. Waterford and Tipperary, Cos. Galway and Leitrim, same stock as O Maddens, the older IRL form O Currain, Co. Donegal, Curreen to Curren and Curran, Co. Kerry, var. Currane almost always used]. (AV: (Cites also Cureen, Curren, Currin as different names, no meaning for Curran, Dingle, Flemingstown, Co. Kerry

CURTIN, c1776, Brosna/Knockclarig

-D-

DADY, Lispole

DAFFIN/DAUPHIN/DAFFERN/DUFFIN/DUFFY, DAFFY, DUFF, [MacL: DUFFIN - O Duibhinn, earlier O Duibhghinn (perhaps dubh - black & ceann, head). In Munster in mediev. Times, still in Co. Waterford. Duffin in E. Ulster and Louth, DUFFY - MacL: O Dubhthaigh - all P. but Munster. Many in Co. Monaghan. DAFFY, MacL - O Deabhthaigh, Co. Cork "quarrelsome"]. [AV: Irish pref. "Dubh" (black), or "Duibh, given names begin with Donn & Duinn mainly from donn (brown)]

DALEY, 1797 Clahane, Cahirciveen Garranearagh, Dunquinn, Coumneenole;

Bonane/Glengarriff P.

DALTON, Ballybunnion, Ballyduff P.

DALY, Annascaul on Dingle Peninsula, Caherpierce

DANIHAN, c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

DAUNT, Sheans, Killarney

DAVIS, AV: well known Welsh name assoc. with Mallow, thru Thomas Davis

DAY, 1800, Knockglasbeg, Corkaguiney P.

DEAN/DEANE, Tralee P., PLU.

DECOURCEY

DEEVY

DEGNAN

DELANEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

DEMPSEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

DESSITTE, Dingle

DEVANE, Annascaul

DEVANEY

DEVER

DEVINE, Portmagee

DEVITT

DILLON, Annascaul, Dingle

DINEEN

DITTY

DODD

DOHERTY

DOLAN

DOLPHIN

DONAHUE, O'Dorney P., Ballinaboula

DONNELL, (O)DONNELL (O Dornhnaill), [MacL: Main sept of 17th C. Tirconnell, famous in IRL history, 2d in Thomond, 3rd of Ui Maine. (Mac) DONNELL (MacDomhncull), [MacL: 3 distinct origins: (a) gallowglass (mercenary) family of Glens of Antrim, (b) native sept of Thomond, (c) W. Ulster sept. Map shows 3 main locations prior to Cromwellian disruptions of the 1600's. One branch in S. Clare, around Kidysart, close to N. Kerry.]

DONNELLY, Coome, Rathmore, Kilcummin P., Killarney

DONOGHUE, Glenflesk, Killarney

DONOHOE, c1874, Rathmore

DONOVAN, (O)DONOVAN, [MacL: IRL O Donnabhain. Origin Co. Limerick, a leading Sept in SW Cork, a br. To Co. Kilkenny.], Tralee.

DOODY/DEADY, 1760, Tullorum, Killarney

(O)DOOLEY, [MacL: from IRL O'Dubhlaoich (Dubh = Black, Laoich = Hero/Champion). Origin of Westmeath, sept later import. to Ely O'Carroll country (Map shows predom. in Offaly].

DORAN, c1818, Castleisland

DOUD, Ballynalackon, Smerwick, Glenshannacurp, Kilmore

DOUGAN/DUGGAN

DOUGLAS

DOWD, c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

DOWLING, O)DOWLING (O Dunlaing), DOOLING, DOOLAN, DOWLANE,[MacL: One of "Seven Septs of Leix". Land at R. Barrow "Fearran ua nDunlaing" (Dowling's Country). Leading branch to Co. Kerry, & S. Leinster. DOOLING, Munster var., DOOLAN, Connacht var., (diff. derivs. elsewhere), DOWLANE, Co. Carlow var. (Map at bounds of Leix, Kildare and Carlow meet). (AV: MacL: no meaning for Dunlaing. Eng. DOWLING, "dull".), Glenmore, Co.

Kerry.

DOWNEY

DOWNING, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

DOYLE, Claddanure, Kenmare PLU, Knocknagoshel; Bonane/Glengarriff P

DREW

DRISCOLE, Tralee

DRURY, DREW, DREWRY, DRURIE (Drew(e)ry), [MacL: "Mac an Druaidh", IRL form err. Angl. Drew(e)ry in Co. Cavan], DRURY in Co. Roscommon, more correct DREW in Cos. Louth & Monaghan. DREWRY/DRURY an English name der. Old Fr. meaning sweetheart [DRUADH= Druid]. [Reaney/Eng. from Old French

DRURIE - "love, friendship, sweetheart".], Co. Kerry, 1875.

DUCKHAM, Dingle

DUGGAN

DUIGNAN

DUNLEA

DUNNE, Knockane C.P., Dromaloughane t-land, RC Parish, Tuagh in Beaufort

DUNNIGAN

DURCAN/DURKAN/DURKIN

DWYE, Listowel Shrone

-E-

EAGEN/EGAN

EDMONDSON, MacEOMHAIN or MacEMUIN, MacEDMOND, EDMUNDSON, EDMONDS, and

EDWARDS, {"Irish Pedigrees," J.O'Hart: br. off O'Kelly of Hy-Maine.

MacEOMHAIN or MacEMUIN; Angl. as MacEDMOND, EDMUNDSON, EDMONDS, and

EDWARDS. EDMUNDSON(William), father of Quakerism in IRL, b. Little Musgrove, Westmoreland, Eng., 1627; trooper under Cromwell in Eng. and Scot. Also Sterling Edmunds (to VA, USA).

ELLIGET

ENGELKE

ENRIGHT, (ERRAUGHT, ENRAUGHT), Ballybunnion, Ballylongford, (et. Cos. Limerick & Clare).

-F-

FAILES

FALVEY, Ballybunnion, Annascaul, Dingle

FARMER, Tralee & Ballyseedy

FARRELL, Doonshean

FERGUSON

FERRITER, c.1608, "Ferriter's Fort", Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ballyduff, Teervane, Ballyoughter, Cahirquin, Smerwick

FIELD, Dingle

FINEEN

FINN, Tralee

FINNERTY

FINUCANE, Derry, Listowel P., PLU.

FITZELL/ FITZEL/FITZELLE/FIZEL*

FITZGERALD, 1785, Tralee, Tarbert, W. of Mt. Brandon, Dingle, Boherba, Cloghane, Clashatlia, Kilfountain, Ballynavenoorah; Bonane/Glengarriff P

FITZMAURICE, Ardfert, P., D., Kilmoyley

FITZPATRICK

FITZSIMONS

FLAHAVEN, c1850, t-ld. of Litter

FLAHIVE, Dingle, Annascaul

FLAHERTY, 1832, Ventry, Stacks Mountain, Kilflynn, Dingle

FLAVIN, Ballybunion

FLYNNE, Cappananee, Castlegregory

FLATLY

FLATTERY

FLYNN, Mahrees, Annascaul; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

FOLEY, Cahirciveen, Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine, Knockane, C.P., Dromaloughane t-ld., RC Parish, Tuagh in Beaufort, Gortnaboul, Kilgarvan, Annascaul, Tralee, Dingle

FORD

FORHANE

FOTTERELL, [MacL: Eng. toponomic in Co. Dublin since the 15th C.].

-G-

GALLAGHER, (O)GALLAGHER [MacL: (Irish O Gallchohair), gallchobhar ("foreign help") has at least 23 sps. in Anglic. frms, sev. beginning with Gol instead of Gal. one of the principal Septs of Co. Donegal. (Before the 1600's upheavals, map shows Gallagher on the E. bord. with Co. Tyrone, near Raphoe). Dingle Bay, Co. Kerry.

GALLIVAN, Dingle, Kenmare

GALVIN, Ballybunion, Dingle, Tralee, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

GAMBON

GANEY

GARVEY, Listowel, Killemlagh P.

(O)GEANEY,(Mac)GUINEY, MacGeaney, GUINIDNE,(O)GUINEY (Irish O Guinidne),

(O)GUINEE [MacL: on Co. Cork name - "cannot accept Woulfe's equation of O'Geaney with Guiney though that it is occasionally true of MacGeaney in Ulster". Geaney means, "fettered". (Mac)GUINEY, variant of MacGeaney, Co. Cavan. No meaning for GUINIDNE]. (AV: GUINEY references in the Co. Kerry IGI, sometimes in the form GUINEA, which MacL doesn't give?)(O)GUINEY (Irish O Guinidne), (O)GUINEE, Guiney, MacL: mainly in Cos. Kerry & Cork. (O)GUINEE, variant of Guiney, indicates correct pronunciation of name.

GENTRY

GERAN/GEARIN, Ardfert, Kilmoyley

GILL, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

GLASER/GLAZIER/GLEASURE*

GLAVIN, Rathmore

GLOSTER, Gallerous, Kilmalkedar P.

GODFREY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

GOLDEN (GOULDING), Cahersiveen PLU.

GOOLDEN/GOULDING, Slaghts, Lomanagh, Cummeen, Kilgarvan P.

GORMAN

GOULD, Dingle

GRACE

GRADY

GRAHAM, Emlah West

GRANFIELD, Granville, Dingle

GREANY, Glenshannacurp

GREGORY

GREY, Knockane, Killorglin, Ardraw

GRIFFEN, Killarney

GRIFFIN, 1805, Shanahill, Gortaleen, Tralee

GRIFFIN, (O)GRIFFIN, GRIFFEY, GRUFFIN, Gruffudd [MacL: (O)GRIFFIN and GRIFFEY (griobhtha = griffin-like). Griffin almost superseded the earlier Griffey. Main sept is of Thomond; near Kenmare. IRL Griffin's of Welsh origin (i.e. Griffith). Map shows them predom. Co. Clare before 17th C. upheavals. (Reaney/Eng: Griffin in Eng. with settlers fr. Brittany after the Conquest).

GRIFFITH

GRIGG, GRIGGS, GRICKS, GRIX, Reaney/Eng: all pet forms for Gregory (e.g. John Grygges was son and heir of Gregory le Baker (1345 Hertfordshire). Grigg, nick. for small person or dwarf.

GROMMELL, Ballydavid, Dingle

GUARE

GUINEA/GUINEY GUINEY, (Guinea, Gurney), 1775, Knockavina(?), Brosna

GUINEE, 1868, Brosna

GURNETT, 1831

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HAGAN

HAGERTY/HAGGERTY

HALLACY, Dunkerron, Kenmare

HALLISSEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HALLORAN

HALLY, "O'h-Ailche", ("ailce" IRL, "manners, behaviour"), Angl. Halley and Hally, br. of O'Kennedys of Ormond, desc. of Cormac Cas. Tuatha-Fearalt in Co. Tipperary (exact situ unkn.), lordship of fam., O'Heerin mentions: "Tuatha-Fearalt, of fair-woods, lordship of O'Ailche; a plain of fair fortresses, and spreading tribe; land resembles Teltown of rivulets." From topographical of Hy-Fogharty, in Co. Tipperary, betw. Lyttletown & Urlingford, in Kilkenny. (Tuatha-fearalt is " country of hardy men;" of tuatha", a distr./country & Feara-alt, "hardy men," or "men of sinew." Or "the possession of Fearalt", poss. progen. of fam. Few, of name now in Kilkenny or Tipperary. HALLEY, astronomer, desc. of fam. of hereditary physicians in IRL.

HALY, Ballyhaly, Co. Cork, "O'h-Algaith" or "O'h-Algaich" ("algach:" IRL, "noble, brave"), angl. O'Haly and Haly, desc. from Cosgrach, son of Lorcan, No.103 on the "O'Brien" (Kings of Thomond), pedigree, disting. from O'Ailches, of same desc., distinct fam.(See "Healy"). O'Halys are old in Co. Galway, as frm. Four Masters, A.D. 1232. 1730, Simon Haly, Esq., of Ballyhaly sept, m. Eleanora, dau. of Teige O'Quinn, Esq., of Adare, ances. of Ear1 of Dunraven.

HALPIN

HAND, Dingle

HANIFEN/HANIFIN, HANNIFIN, Hanvey, (MacL: (O)Hanafin O hAinbhthin now spelt O hAinifin(ainbhioth, "storm"). Nearly excl. to Co. Kerry. Woulfe suggests connected with Hanvey of W. Cork.] {More Woulfe: HANIFIN, same IRL-Gaelic origins as HANEFAN and HANIFAN, of Ó hAINB~T~EÁIN (O'Hanavane), desc. Of Ainb~t~eán, well known in Cos. Cork and (Ballydavid, Dingle, Castlemain), Kerry}.

HANLEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HANLON, 1834

HANNIFIN, On Dingle

HANRAHAN, Ballybunion

HARE, Killarney, Dingle

HARNETT/HARNOTT,(O)HARTNETT, Harnett, Harnedy, Arnald, Arnall, Arnatt, Arnaud, Arnell, Arnhold, Arnold, Arnoll, Arnot, Arnott, Arnould, Arnout, Arnull, [MacL: Arnold - "Eng. pers. name to surn. in IRL since 13th C., now mainly in Dublin and NE Ulster". Arnott-"Scot. toponymic in IRL by T-land Ballyarnott, Co. Antrim. HARNETT, IRL, var. (O)HARTNETT from "OhAirtneada", Medieval: SW Munster. Hartnett, Co. Cork, Harnett in Co. Limerick, Harnedy rare. map prior to the Cromwellian disruption of the 1600's, shows Hartnett in NW Cork, exactly where the Co. bounds of Kerry, Limerick and Cork meet.], {Reaney's Eng. Old Germ. Arnald/Arnolt, "eagle power", or place, Arnold, East Riding, Yorkshire.}

HARRINGTON, Kenmare; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HAROLD,

HART/HARTE

HARTNEY

HARTY, 1860, Tralee

HASKELL

HASSETT

HAYDEN

HAYES, Tralee

HEALY, HEALEY (O)HEALY, HELY [MacL: (O)HEALY and HELY, "OhEalaighthe" in Munster and "OhEilidhe" in N. Connacht, words mean "ingenious" and "claimant, Munster sept was located at Donoughmore, Co. Cork, from which title conferred on Protestant br.] (HEALY in vol. 1 of "Irish Pedigrees", O'Hart: appar. only to 9th or 10th C., chiefs of Pobal O'Healy in Cork, name was O'h-Eilighe. Healy of O'Haly Angl. "O'h-Algach"), Old Eng. "heah", 'high', "leah", 'clearing' 'wood'. Almost all of name in IRL of 1 of 2 families, "O'h-Eilidhe" of "eilidhe", 'claimant', and "O'h-Ealadaighthe", 'ingenious'. O'h-Eilidhe land in SE Co. Sligo, shores of Lough Arrow, seat at Ballyhely. O'h-Ealadaighthe, name given phonetic equiv. 'Healihy', in Donoghmoe P., Muskerry, Co. Cork, of power and wealth to 17th C. Orig. homelands Connacht & Cork, is 48th most populous name, HEALY, 1861, Corabeg, Valentia Is., Killarney, Bonane/Glengarriff P., Co. Kerry. O'HEALEY origin in Cos. Kerry and Cork.](AV Note: MacL does not mention HEALEY, I think a var. of HEALY, not listed as Eng. name.) See HALLY and HALY.

HEARLEY, Killarney

HEFFERNAN

HEFFRON

HEGARTY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HENNESSY (O)HENNESSY, [MacL: (Irish OhAonghusa - desc. of Angus), number of dist. septs for well known name, now numerous in Munster. Hennessy's of Cognac descend from a Mallow family. (Map shows Hennessy's in Cork, Dublin - Meath and Offaly)].

HERAGHTY

HERBERT, 1587, Castleisland, Killarney, Muckross, Dinish Island

HERITY, Dingle

HERLIHY, Castlegregory, Mahanamaradagh & Ballinahulla Ballycuslane, and Mocha, Brosna

HEYNE, HYNDS, HYNES, (O)HEYNE, [MacLysaght: variants of HEYNE, as (O)HEYNE, Irish OhEidhin (possibly from "eidhean" = ivy), an import. Sept of Aidhne, now usually HYNES. (Map shows prev. in Galway bef. disruptions of the 1600's)]. (AV: Eng. surname Hynes is from Mid. Eng. "hine"(servant).

HICKSON, c.1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land, Lispole

HIFLE/HYFLE*

(O) HIGGINS, HIGGINSON, Higg, [MacL: (O)HIGGINS from Oh Uigin (Old IRL akin to Viking, not Ulge), Sept of So. Ui Neil, migrated to Connacht. O Higgin's father and son of So. Amer. fame from Ballinary, Sligo, not Ballina, map shows them being predom. Sligo]. HIGGINS,(John), [GV: P.'s 1851-52: Annagh, Ardfert, Ballyheige, Garfinny, Killarney, Tralee, Valencia].

HILL, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HILLIARD, [MacL: Eng. Name, Germ. Deriv., to IRL from Yorkshire in 17th C., mainly to Co. Kerry].

HOARE, Cloghane

HOBBA, HOBBES (Reaney/Eng: no HOBBA, only sim. is HOBBES), Cornwall, Eng.

HOFFMAN, Annascaul

HOGAN, Tralee

HOLLAND, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

HOLLERAN

HORAN, Castleisland

HOULIHAN, c.1839, Cahirciveen, Dingle, Brandon, Marhin

HUGH

HURLEY, Rathmore

HUSSEY, 1644, M.P. Col. Maurice, Tralee

HYNES

-I-

ISLON, c.1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

ISTON, c.1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

-J-

JAMES

JONES, [MacL: most num. Sur. in Wales, common in Eng., one of most numerous IRL settler names, in every Co., gaelicized as MacSeoin.], {Reaney/Eng: (of John), Welsh form Ioan for Welsh Authorized Version of Bible, & frequency of Welsh patronym., Jones. (John from the Hebrew Johanan - "Jehovah has favoured", usually Lat. Johannes. Fem. Joan. Surname Jones from both masculine & fem. forms of name).}, (Richard), c.1810

JOY, c.1794, Ballyheigue

JOYCE

-K-

KANE, Annascaul, Dingle; Balynalackan, Cloghane, Ballyferriter

KAVANAGH, MacKAVANAGH, MacCavanna, MacEVANNY, MacMurrough, [MacL:

KAVANAGH (Irish Caomhanach), Br. of MacMurroughs from 1st Kavanagh, fostered by successor of St. Caomhan. Use of "O" prefix wrong. (Map predom. in Co. Wexford before upheavals of 1600's - near New Ross.)

MacKAVANAGH, var. of MacCavanna, has no connection with KAVANAGH's of Wexford. MacCavanna is of Antrim MacEVANNY. KAVANAGH, Smerwick, Minard, Ballinvounig, Co. Kerry.

KEANE, c1813, Ballyferriter, Ballylongford, Aghavallen P., Listowel PLU, Letter, T-Ld, near Ballylongford T., Listowel PLU.

KEARN, Ballyquin, Cloghane

KEARNEY

KEATING, CATON, Keaty, Ceitinn, MacKetian, [MacL: One of earliest hibernicized Anglo-Norman, names gaelicised Ceitinn, in S. Leinster. Historian Dr. Geoffrey Keating of Co. Tipperary. Pref. Mac is assoc. with Downpatrick area, where MacKetian is a syn. Theory-Keating from MacEitienne is unlikely. Woulfe makes it a toponomic, poss. from Cethyn, a Welsh pers. name. (Keaty a Limerick Dalcassian Sept changed to Keating]. [Reaney/Eng: no Keating]. KEATING, c1813, Ballyferriter, Cahersiveen & Valentia Is., Co. Kerry.

KEENEN,

KELEHER/KELIHER, Aharbeg, Listowel

KELLEHER/KELLEHIR/KELLIHER, 1837, Dingle, Barrow, Ardfert P., Shinnagh, Rathmore; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

KELLY

KENNEDY, Risteen, c1651, (forced by Cromwell from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary to Ballyristeen in Dingle, Co. Kerry.)

KENNELLY

KENNY, Tralee

KEOHANE, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

KERN

KEEVANE, (KEEVANE) c1813, Ballyferriter

KILGANNON

KING, Lixnaw, twn-ld Lixnaw, Ranalough, Currabanefield, Killybeg, Knocknagoshel

KINGSTON

KIRBY

KISSANE, Kilgarvan, Ballylongford

KNIGHT Knights of Kerry, (of FitzGerald family.)

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LADWIG

LANDERS, 1811, Ballyferriter

LANE, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

LARKIN

LAUGHLIN, Corkaguiny & Trughanacmy

LAVERY, Farness, Castlemaine

LAYDE

LEARY, Rathmore

LENIHAN, Dingle

LEYNE, Annascaul

LEAHY, Listowel

LEANE, Lough Leane

LEARY, Valentia Is., Knockane C.P., Dromaloughane t-ld., RC Parish, Tuagh in Beaufort

LEE

LEEN, c 1839, Dirtane, Ballyheige

LENIHAN/O'LEANACAIN, Canguilla, Castleisland, barony of Trughanacmy

LENNON

LESLIE

LISSON

LONEY

LONG, c1813, Ballyferriter, Ventry, Dingle, Fahan,

LOONEY, 1822, Tralee, Glenflesk

LOUGHNANE, c1851, Castleisland,"Ballincunturrig"

LOUNEY, 1868, Kilgobban

LOVETT, c1813, Ballyferriter Bonane/Glengarriff P.

LOWNEY/LOONEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

LOVITT, Dingle

LUCET, Tralee

LUCEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

LUCID, c1829, Castleisland and Ardfert

LYNCH/LYNCHE, c1790, Ardfert/Kilmoyley, Castlegregory, Ballybunion, Beaufort, Smerwick; Milltown, Dingle, Ballinrannig, Gallerous, Tralee; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

LYONS, Killarney

LYTTLE

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MACARTHY

MACEGAN

MACELLIGOTT/ McELLIGOTT /MACELLIOT(T), 1871, Ballymcelligott near

Castleisland, Annascaul, Tarbert

MACFINEEN

MACGILLICUDDY/MCGILLICUDDY/MacGillycuddy

MacGONIGAL, MAGONAGLE, (Irish Mag Congail), [MacL: a Sept notable for many disting. ecclesiastics, predom. a Donegal name.

MACHIN

MACKENNA

MACKINS

MAHONEY, c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

MAYBURY (also MAYBERRY), Bonane/Glengarriff P.

MACLANCEY/MCLANCEY

MacMURROUGH (Irish Mac Murchadha), [MacL: Now rare, famous in medieval IRL hx. Sept sub-divided to Kavanagh, Kinsella, Hendrick and Mernagh (Co. Wexford)].

MACQUEEN

MACREHAN

(Mac)SHEEHY (Irish MacSITHIGH), O Sithigh, (O)SHEEKY, Woulfe der. from "sithe", of "sioth" (peace), "sitheach" (eerie) probable. Were galloglass (i.e. mercenary family from Scot. Clan MacDonald settled in Munster. O Sithigh in parts of Munster but MacSithigh is correct. (AV: 1. [Map shows (Mac)SHEEHY mostly in Limerick bef. upheavals of 1600's (near Croom? 2. (O)SHEEKY, Ulster var. of Sheehy.

MACSWEENEY/McSWEENEY

MADGETT,

MADIGAN,

MAGEE,

MAGRATH,

MAGUIRE,

MAHONY, Blennerville, Listowel, Castlegregory

MALONE,

MANGAN, [MacL: William (1823-1837), (Mangane, Mungane) Droum W., Glenbeigh (Glanbehy). Per King's "County Kerry Past and Present" 67 families in Co. Kerry at 1901 Census, incl. Rev. John, Bishop of Kerry 1904-17.] In: Ardlahas, Ballinamona, Ballyduff, Bedford, Beheenagh, Cappaganeen, Coars, Coolkeragh, Coolroe, Coomdeeween, Dodd's Lane, Driminabaeg, Dromadesert, Dromin, Droum, Farranstephen, Garrane, Glancuttane, Kilbreanbeg, Kilcolgan, Kilderry, Kilfeighney, Killorglin, Knockaculig, Main St., Milltown, Moyeightragh, Parknalogue, Pound Row, Prince's Quay, Revaun, Rock St., Rusheen, Sugreana, Tarmons, Tieraclea, Tinnahally, Tullamore, Woodlawn, c1800.

MANNING, Ballyferriter, Dingle, Ballyferriter

MANNIX, Currow Parish

MANSFIELD, Waterville

MARTIN, c1780, Kilquane, W. of Mt Brandon, Dingle, Garrane, Kilmalkedar, Corkaguiney

MAYE,

McAULIFFE, (John, d. 06-14-1914), 1836, Khocknagashel, Khockbrock,

Brosna, Castleisland (FHL#101144 p. 718)

McCAFFREY

McCARTHY, 1805, Tralee, Killeentierna & Currens, Currow, Coumneenole,

Castlemaine, Dingle

McCARTY, 1813

McCARTHY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

MCCLINTOCK

McCORMICK, Tralee

McCROHAN [MacL: MacCRIOMHTHAINN (a word for a fox), branch of O'SULLIVAN's assoc. with Dingle Pen. & Blasket I., Co. Kerry. Use of O prefix with this name is err. (Croghan & Croughan are different names)].

MCCUTCHEON,

MCDONALD,

McDONNELL, Emlagh, Killnaglerig, Killiney, Ballyferriter, Dingle P., Ardfert & Aghadoe Diocese, Emilaghdoonshane.)

MCDONOGH/MCDONOUGH,

MCENTYRE,

MCGARRITY,

McGILLICUDDY, McGillicuddy Reeks, Knockane, Killorglin, Ardraw

MCGINTY,

MCGOLDRICK,

MCGRAIL,

McGUIRE, Dingle

McQUILLIAM/McWilliam, (not always dir. blood relationship. Surnames developed in IRL (following Eng. domination). Use of patryonmic name of ruling family was common (example: soldier of Clanricard in Galway might be called Sean Ruadh (red) in his home, when he traveled he may be called Sean Ruadh McWilliam of Galway.) McQu sp. old Gael., 16th-17th century commonly used for let. W, no let. W in Gael. and in transition period when Latin was being dropped and language was a combination of English and Gaelic. A key to family in 1654 in Scot., a sept of the McFarlands. After 1600 records were scarce unless ancestors were in/famous are difficult to trace.

McWILLIAMS, (frm Norman William the Lion in Scot., King of Scot., and Norman DeBrus family in IRL, (De Brus, DeBurgh, Burke) a fam. related to William the Lion, both used McWilliams as a title, evolving into a surn. Strongest fam. in Connaught, frm. Limerick to Ulster's W. coast & parts of central section, splitting to sev. fams., until fighting betw. selves. Last McWilliams with title was Earl of Donegal, killed by Eng. 17th C.

McKENNA, 1834, Milltown, West Inch, Killarney

MORIARTY, 1884, Cahirciveen

MCKERNAN

MCLAUGHLIN

MCMAHON, Tralee

MCMANUS

MCMULLEN (Michael), c1794 (per army records) P. Rathfriland, Co. Down,

md. MCEVOY - c1822>nz.

MCQUADE,

MCQUEEN/MCQUEENY

MCSHEEHY/SHEEHY, c1808 Dingle or Tralee

MCSWEENEY

MEADE

O'MEANEY, Co. Roscommon.

MICK, 1709, (Limerick, Rathkeale/Ballingrane, Pallaskenry,

MOHEEN, Tralee

MOLYNOCKS

MOLONE, Lough

MOLYNEAUX, Mulliganor, Molloy, MOLYNEUX [MacL: Norman name in IRL for Mulliganor, in Kerry (only Co. Molyneaux is numerous). "O Maol an Mhuaidh" by Woulfe (an earlier names' researcher), cogn. with Molloy. Mhaaidh - "big, soft, noble".]{Dauzat/Fr. MOLYNEUX - var. of Molinier and Moulin, mainly locative names}, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry

MOON, c1790, Tralee or Dingle

O'MOONEY, O'MEANEY, Meeny, Meany, Mainey, Meaney, Gaelic O Maonaigh, Anc. IRL origins, Queens Co. (T- Ballymooney, & T- of fam. in Co. Offaly.) 1890 index: "Mooney" in Dublin, Antrim and Kings Cos. 17th C. Mooney princ. name of Kildare in Kilkenny.

MOORE

MORAN, 1831, Cahirciveen, Dingle, Ballybeg,

MORIARTY, [MacL: (O Muircheartaigh "navigator"), same stock as O Donoghue and O Mahony. Sept always in Co. Kerry. (Map shows surn. in Castlemaine pre-Cromwellian disruptions of 1600's.)], c1785, Knocknahow, W. of Mt. Brandon, Castlegregory, Clounsharrough, Mullaghveal, Ballyferriter, Annascaul, Cloghane, Rahanane, Ventry, Ballybunion, Blennerville-Tralee, Rathmore P., Co. Kerry

MORPHY, Tralee

MORRIS, Tarbert

MOYLES

MOYNAHAN, Sallowglen, Tarbert

MOYNIHAN, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

MULLEN

MULLINIX

MULLINS, Tralee

MULVEY

MULVIHIL, Listowel

MULVIHILL, c 1789, Ballydonohoe, Galey

MURDOCK, Dingle

MURLEY

MURPHY, (O)MURPHY, [MacL: (Irish O Murchardha = "sea warrior"), most numerous name in IRL with 3 different septs (Cos. Cork, Roscommon and Wexford). MacMurphy was formerly numerous in Armagh and Tyrone but Mac almost entirely dropped. Prob. origin of majority of Ulster Murphy's.], c1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land, Ballynasear, Dingle, Tralee, Cloghane, Cahiratrant Ballyquin, Kilquane, Portmagee, Rathmore, Listowel; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

-N-

NASH, Tralee, Sneem

NEARY

NEIL/NEILL, Garranearagh, Cahersiveen, Tralee

NELIGAN/NELLIGAN, [MacLysaght: Irish O Niallagain, Sept origin in SE of IRL, Ballynelligan, near Lismore, names mainly in Cos. Cork and Kerry. No meaning for IRL.], Dingle.

NIXON

NOBLE, Dingle

NOLAN, Tralee

NOONAN

NORMILE/NORMOYLE, doc. Fam. hx begins in 1607, with a Fiant to MacEnormoyle family. (Fiant, petition or pardon to Eng. criminals.)

NORRIS, 1789

NUNAN

NURSE, cI822, Kilgobbin, Castlegregory

-O-

O'BRENNAN, Gloundaeigh, Castlemain, Kingwilliamstown

O'BRIEN (Thomas Cormack), c1820, Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine

O'BRONAGHAM

O'BROSNAN

O'CALLAGHAN, Tralee, Killarney; Bonane/Glengarriff P

O'CARROLL

O'CASEY

O'CLUVANE/CLIFFORD, Tralee

O CONNELL (O Conaill), [MacL: Of most important Kerry Septs. Daniel O'Connell was of leading families of Derrynane. Before Cromwellian disruptions of the 1600's predominant place area of Cahilldaniel and Kells in Co. Kerry.], Aghort, Rathmore, Cahirciveen, Annascaul, Tralee, Bonane/Glengarriff P., (Daniel, 1775 'The Liberator', Cahirciveen)

O'CONNOR, c1780, Castleisland, Portduff, Tralee, Glenbeigh, Valentia Is., Ballybunion, Dingle, Ballyferriter, Ballyeighteragh, West of Mt. Brandon, Glenbeigh, Corkaguiney

O'COXEY,

O'CREAGH,

O'CRONIN,

O'CROWLEY, Tralee

O'DALEY,

O'DAY/O'DEA,

O'DELANEY,

O'DOHERTY, Killarney

O'DONNELL, Annascaul, Tralee, Castlegregory; Ardroe, Inch; Liscarney, Ballyduff

O'DONOGHUE, c1847, Dingle; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'DOOLIN

O'DUNADY

O'FALVEY

O'FARRELL

O'FEENNAGHTY

O'FITZMAURICE

O'FLAHERTY, Ballyduff; Emlagh West, Milltown, Tralee, Mahree, Teerwren, Cappa, Brandon, Dingle, Deelis

O'FLYNN

O'FOLEY

O'GALLIVAN

O'GALLWAN

O'GRADY

O'GRIFFIN

O'GUINEY

O'HARA

O'HEALY

O'HEARN

O'HEGARTY

O'HORNEY

O'HOLLORAN, Tralee, Dingle

O'KELLEHER

O'KENNEDY

O'LAUGHLIN/O'LOCHLAIN, Glenflesk

O'LAYNE

O'LEANE

O'LEARY, c1852, Feorus, Kenmare Cloghane, Ventry, Lispole, Killiney, Castlegregory; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'MAHONEY, O'MAHONY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'MARA

O'MORAN, Bonane/Glengarriff P

O'MORE

O'MORGAN, (MORGAN), Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'MORIARITY

O'MOYNIHAN

O'MULLANE

O'NEIL/O'NEILL, Ballymore, Cloghane, Valentia Island, Garranearagh, Cahersiveen

O'QUILL

O'QUINLAN

O'QUINSALEN

O'RAHILLY

O'REGAN, Tralee

O'REILLY, c1834, Tralee

O'RILEY, Tralee

O'RIORDAN, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'SCANLAN

O'SHEA, Kenmare, Coumneenole, Dingle; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

O'SHEEHAN

O'SLATTERY

O'SUGRUE

O'SULLIVAN (Peter), c1867, Dunmaniheen, Killorglin P. Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine, Dingle Pen.

O'TOOLE

-P-

PALMER, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

PARKS, Dingle

PATT [Per King's "County Kerry Past and Present" 11 families had this surname in Kerry, vix: Bridget & Ml. Of Leanamore, Margt. Dan of Lislaughtin, Ml. of Kilpadogue Rd of Dooncaha, Mary of Asdee, Martin of Cloonamon, Wm. of Ahanagran, John of Listowel, Wm. of Kimego

PATWELL, (PATTWELL), Carhoona Rd, kilpadogue, Kilnaughtin P.

PEMBROKE, c1842, RCP. Castleisland, t-ld Curraheen

PEARSON

PHELAN, 1830, Kilkenny

PIERCE/PIERSE, O'Dorney Parish, Listowel

PIGOT/PIGGOTT, [MacL: From Old French pers. name PIC. In many parts of IRL since 16th C., on both sides in struggles betw. IRL and Eng. The Co. Cork PIGOT's were originally Becket.

POFF/POFFE*

PLUNKETT, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

POWER/POWERS, Tralee

PRENDERGAST (Margaret), 1831, Shanahill East, Keel, Castlemaine, Dingle

PRENDEVILLE/PRENDERVILLE, Tralee

-Q-

QUANE

QUEEN

QUIGLEY

QUILL, Tralee

QUINLAN, Tralee

QUIN/QUINN, Lisselton; Ballydonohoe; Tralee; Dingle; Bonane/Glengarriff P.

-R-

RAHILLY/RILEY, Brosna

RAYEL, Beenbawn

READE

READY

REEL, c.1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

REIDY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

REDINGTON

REELEY

REGAN

REIDY, Corabeg, Valentia Island

REILEY/REILY/REILLY

RENAHAN

RICE, (Dominick), 1564 (M.P. 1635), Abbeydorney, Dingle

(O)RIORDAN, REARDEN, REARDON, 1859, Kells, Cahirciveen

(O RIORDAIN) [MacL: Excl. to Munster, means "royal bard". (Map shows predom. in Cork bef. Cromwellian upheavals of 1600's, then N. of Ballyvourney, near the Kerry border in Muskerry).] REARDON, 1859, Kells, Cahirciveen, RIORDAN, c1834, Killarney, Kells, Killinane P., Cahirciveen.

ROACH/ROCHE, Castleisland

ROBINETTE

RONAN

ROSE

ROWAN

RYAN, Tralee

-S-

SAUNDERS, Cahirciveen

SAVAGE

SAYERS, Tralee

SCANLON, Shanahill area

SCOLLARD, c. 1820, Ballymacelligott

SCOTT

SCULLION (SCULLIN, SCULLANE, SKOOLIN) (Irish O Scollain), SCULLY [MacL: Derry Erenagh Sept of Ballyscullion, name sometimes changed to SCULLY; not var. of SCALLAN. Rare outside Ulster]. (AV: Unfortunately no meaning from the IRL. Erenagh= co-arb= head - lay lords whose family held the office and church property from generation to generation and often maintain own priest(s).), SCULLY, Annascaul

SEARLES

SEARS

SEEHY, c.1813, Ballyferriter P.

SEGRUE/SHAGRUE

SEWELL

SHANAHAN, Castlemaine, Fybough, Keel, Valentia Is.

SHANLEY

SHAUGHNESSY, Tarbert

SHEA, 1811, Ballyferriter, Annascaul, Cahirciveen,

SHEEHAN, 1834, Milltown; Corkaguiny & Trughanacmy B.S.; Castlemaine; Dingle Bay; Keel; White Gate Crossroads, Dingle; Annascaul; Holy Ground; Ballyaglisha; Bonane/Glengarriff P.,

SWEENEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P

SHEERIN

SHEETLE

SHERIDAN

SHIVNAN/SHIVNEN

SHOLDICE/SHOULDICE

SHUEL

SKEEHAN, Kilkenny

SKOLARD

SLATTERY, [MacL: (O Slatara/O Slatraigh - "strong"), Ballyslattery in E. Co. Clare, now to other Munster Cos.], Milltown, Castlemaine, Leamerlia, Sweeney, Dingle, Co. Kerry.

SMITH

SPRINKLE

STACK, Kilflynn, Stack's Mountain, Dingle

STAKEM

STANTON

STAPLETON

STEWART

STRANG/STRANGE

STRANGEWAY

STRONG/STRONGE

STURGIS

SUGRUE/SUGHRUE, c.1836, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

SULLIVAN, c.1813, Ballyferriter, Tuigg, Killorglin, Ballyhea, Dingle, Ardfert, Ballybunion, Dingle Bay, Killarney, Valentia Island-Called the "Sullivan-Coombaws," Knockane C.P., Dromaloughane t-ld., RC Parish, Tuagh in Beaufort SULLIVAN,

SUMMERS/SOMERS, Tralee

SWEENEY/SWINEY, MacSweeney, [MacL: Mac variant from IRL MacSuibhne ("suibhne", pleasant, opposite of "duibne"). Of Galloglass* origin. Not until 14th C. that 3 great Tirconnell Septs of MacSweeney established. More than a C. later a br. to Munster. (Map shows them mainly in Cos. Donegal, Cork and Kerry, Kerry map shows in the Castleisland area.],

SWEENEY, Tralee, Knockane, Dromaloughane, R.C.P., Tuagh. (AV: Galloglass - IRL galloglach - a heavily armed mercenary soldier, usually of Scot. origin. Sure I've read that MacSweeney's origin. Scot., brought to IRL as mercenaries to fight in one of the internecine wars).

SWITZER

-T-

TALBOT, Boherbee, Tralee

TANGNEY, Killarney; Bonane/Glengarriff P

TANNANGEY

TARPY

TARRANT

TASNY

TAYLOR

TEAHAN/TEAHON

TEMPANY

TEMPEST, Temple, Temps, Teppe, Tepie, TYPE, {Reaney/Eng: Temple is an English name.} (AV: Chance of Huguenot migrants to IRL IGI: TEMPE in Eng., 63 recordings in Huguenot Church records. No Tepie's in Ireland IGI, a solitary type in Londonderry).

TERRY, [MacL puts in Munster prior to the 17th C. upheavals.]

TESKEY*

TESTON

TETTLER*

THOMAS, Dingle

THOMPSON

THORNTON, AV: Eng., IRL synonym of Drennan, Skehan, Meenagh, Tarrant. Some Thornton's to Co. Limerick at time of Elizabeth I

TIERNAN

TIERNEY

TILTON

TINDALL/TINDOL

TISON

TODD

TOLAN

TORCENY/TORSNEY

TOUHEY

TRANT, Lixnaw (?)

TUOHY/TUOHEY, Cloghane

TUOMEY, Tralee, Castlegregory

TWISS, [MacL: loc. Eng. name for dweller by bend in road, estab. in Co. Kerry before Cromwellian immigration (1650's) & since numerous.

TWOMEY, Bonane/Glengarriff P.

TYSON

-UVW-

UPTON, Captain, 1810, Ventry

VAUGN

VELDON

VIRGIL

WALKER, Dingle

WALLACE, Ballylongford

WALSH/WALSHE, 1861, Killarney, Castleisland

WARD

WARREN, Killarney

WATTERS

WELCH/WELSH

WEST, 1796, Killeen

WHITE, 1789

WHELAN, (63 Munster births in 1890, per Matheson's Special Report on the Birth Index)

WHELTON, Desert, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

WILBURN

WILE, Wylde, 1857, Derrymore

WILES, c.1807, Derrymore West, Tralee

WILLIAM, c.1845, Mansfield-Tralee

WILLIAMS* Tralee

WILSON, Bonane, Glengarriff P.

WINTERS

WISEMAN

WOFFORD

WOLF/WOLFE*

WREN, c.1836, Ballyferriter, Ballynacourty P., Brackloon, t-land

WYNNE

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