The single most important item of information for irish family history research is a precise place of origin the most important tool in identifying irish placenames is the 1851 general alphabetical index to the townlands and towns, parishes and baronies of ireland. Find the meaning, history and popularity of given names from around the world get ideas for baby names or discover your own name's history behind the name: meaning of names, baby name meanings. A guide to figuring out the meaning of place names that begin with the letter a or b, from abbeyfeale and ardagh to ballybunion and bunratty. You can use the key to search for a particular place-name, or to browse through the names of a particular county it will provide you with a name's meaning and a break-down of the different parts of the name (its 'elements') and the language(s) of those elements. I can heartily recommend irish names of places by pwjoyce in 2 volumes, to anyone who wishes to spend many happy hours reading how the many thousands of irish placenames obtained their names unfortunately, it was published in 1902 and you will have to search the catalogues of the vendors of antiquarian books to obtain a copy.
The complete guide to irish surnames enter a surname in the box, and see: the number and location of households of the name in ireland 1848-64. The place name killough means church on the lake, derived from the irish cill church and locha lake lane (3) irish from irish ó luain meaning descendant of luan, a given name meaning warrior. The cow has been central to irish rural life for many centuries and the irish word for it occurs as an element in many place and river names looking up at the stars, the milky way is called 'the way of the white cow' in irish. Meaning of irish place names [james o'connell] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers published originally in 1979 and reprinted in 1982, 1984, 1986, 1989, and 1995 by the black staff press.
Place name search member search list journal of irish families the purpose of publishing this work is to introduce you to the meaning and use of these family. Hidden within your name is a special meaning search over 5 million records irish, or another origin be pronounced the same way as in your place of origin. Discover the origin of our local place-names at placenamesniorg we've collected information on the origins and meanings of over 30,000 place-names from all over northern ireland.
Explore the lacey family history for the irish origin what is the origin of the name lacey family crest & coats of arms origins the place names were. Irish genealogy irish place names irish place names counties the county name is the one most often remembered or recorded by emigrants as the place of origin in. Search thousands of names, meanings and origins test names compatibility and your numerological profile baby names for girls and boys name day calendar name irish. The process of anglicising irish place names, from 'irish local names explained', by patrick weston joyce.
Irish last names: common surnames of ireland some of the fair isle's common names trace their roots to one location share meaning a place of assembly. The irish derivation is as a transferred use variant spelling of the irish surname reilly which itself is a form of the irish gaelic given name raghallach it is also a transferred use of the english surname, a place name describing rye meadows. Regarding the establishment of cartlann logainmníochta chorcaí / cork place names survey archive,the irish times of 11/06/2009 noted : the president has paid tribute to a cork toponymist and his team of researchers on their achievement of compiling the first mapped archive of placenames for any county in ireland. This article lists a number of common generic forms in place names in ireland and the united kingdom, their meanings and some examples of their usethe study of place names is called toponymy for a more detailed examination of this subject in relation to british and irish place names, refer to toponymy in the united kingdom and ireland.
Search names, name meanings, etymology and history of names, surnames, cities and more you have came to right place to find thousands of names and meaning of names. The name cormac is a boy's name of irish origin meaning charioteer cormac and is often added to lists like cool boy names from around the world and discussed in our forums with posts like names on nb that make you go wow. Meanings of placenames a number of common placename elements can be interpreted easily and usually accurately and are a starting point to understanding the meanings of townlands, landscape features and so on. Placename meanings a number of common placename elements can be interpreted easily and usually accurately and are a starting point to understanding the meanings of townlands, landscape features and so on.