A study of 1890 Irish birth registrations for the county of Kilkenny indicate Brennan as the most common surname with 49 individuals of this name, followed by Walsh with 45, Murphy and Ryan with 35, Carroll with 25, Byrne and Butler with 22 each, Maher with 21, Dunne with 20, Phelan with 17; Kelly, Neill, Power and Purcell each with 17, Brien and Shea with 15, and Delaney and Dowling with 14 each. Also see the 1659 surname analysis.
Other historic family names associated with County Kilkenny include, among others: Archer, Archdeacon, Aylward, Barron, Blanchfield, Blanchville, Breen, Broderick, Brophy, Bryan, Buggy, Cantwell, Clear, Cleere, Cody, Comerford, Dalton, Daton, Denn, Dobbin, Dunphy, Dwyer, Early, Fanning, FitzGerald, FitzPatrick, Flood, Forrestal, Freney, Gaule, Glory, Grace, Hackett, Henebry, Henneberry, Holden, Howlin, Kealy, Lawless, MacGilpatrick, Mareschal, Montmorency, O'Bolger, O'Broe, O'Brodar, O'Carroll, O'Gloran, O'Horahan, O'Keveny, Ragget, Roche, Rothe, St. Leger, Shee, Shortall, Strang, Sweetman, Tobin, Tynan, Wall, Wandesford.
A Co. Kilkenny Registry Form is available to post your Co. Kilkenny surnames.
Current entries may be viewed at the Co. Kilkenny Surname Registry.
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