County Kilkenny Ireland Genealogy
"Surnames of Co. Kilkenny"
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Kilkenny Family Links - Sons and Daughters
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Bishop George Berkeley - or Life of Bishop Berkeley.
The Bird family - of Hoodsgrove, Co. Kilkenny.
Cashin's in Ireland - Pat Barling.
Clan Egan - Kevin Egan.
Michael Gooley / Judith Byrne - biography page at this site.
Martin Gleeson
James Grey
Hercules Langrishe
William Long
Sir Richard Shee
Paddy Trehy's Family Tree
Tynan / McCawley Family Genealogy
Michael Walsh
Edmund Walsh
Wemyss family in Ireland



Surnames of Kilkenny

A study of 1890 Irish birth registrations for the county of Kilkenny indicate Brennan as the most common surname with 2195 individuals of this name, followed by Walsh with 2016, Murphy with 1568, Ryan with 1523, Carroll with 1120, Byrne and Butler with 986 each, Maher with 941, Dunne with 896, Phelan with 805; Kelly, Neill, Power and Purcell each with 762, and Delaney and Dowling with 727 each.

Click here to see Summary Histories of selected County Kilkenny Surnames   (with links to more detailed early accounts). Also see Barony Histories.

Other older family names associated with County Kilkenny include Archer, Cantwell, MacGilpatrick, Mareschal, Montmorency, O'Bolger, O'Broe, O'Brodar, O'Callan, O'Carroll, O'Delany, O'Donoghue, O'Doyle, O'Gloran, O'Keveny, O'Loughnan, Roth, Shortall. Read a bit more surname history beginning at History of Osraighe. There is also a 1640 County Kilkenny Landowner Map showing the relative position of larger landowners prior to the land confiscations of Cromwell.


Information about your Irish Surname

Old Irish Surnames
Irish Surname Search - from GoIreland. Find free surname histories here.



Coat of Arms
Further Heraldry Reference:
Coats of Arms in Ireland.
A List at Heraldry on the Internet.
Heraldic Hall - free Coat of Arms images.

County Kilkenny Historical Reference:
Kilkenny Past & Present.
The Kingdom of Ossory (Gaelic origins)
Medieval County Kilkenny (arrival of Anglo-Normans).
Old English Families (Anglo-Norman families).
New English Families (Protestant ascendancy).
County Kilkenny Timeline (chronologic history).


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