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16th century áin anciently chiefs angl anglicised Anglo Anglo-Irish Anglo-Norman family Anglo-Norman invasion Anglo-Saxon Annals Aoda Armagh branch Brian Cavan Cinel Eoghain clan clan-name Clann Clare common surname Conaill Connacht surname Corca Corca Laoighdhe Derry descended distinct families distinguished district Domesday Book Donegal Dublin early ecclesiastical family England English surname eóin erenaghs family who settled Fermanagh Fionn found chiefly Four Masters Galway Ireland Irish personal name Irish saints Irish surname Kerry Kildare Kilkenny King Leinster Leitrim Leix Limerick lords Louth Mac Giolla Mac Mac MacFirbis Maol Mayo Meath Monaghan Munster náin Niall Norman Norse numerous Ó Maoil O'Donovan Offaly old surname origin parish patronymic pet form place-name probably q.v. Mac race rare surname Roscommon scattered surname Scottish servant of St Sligo sometimes spoken language surname surname in Ireland Thomond Tipperary Tirconnell translation Tyrone Ui Fiachrach Ui Maine Ulster surname Waterford Westmeath Wexford
Página xxxi - ... and shall take to him an English surname of one towne, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale: or colour, as white, blacke, browne: or art or science, as smith or carpenter; or office, as cooke, butler; and that he and his issue shall use this name under payne of forfeyting of his goods yearely till the premises be done...
Página 639 - Westmeath, aud is included in the present barony of Magheradernon. The name O'Dalaigh is now anglicised O'Daly, but more generally Daly. The family is of the race of Maine, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. Shortly after the English invasion, this family, who followed the poetic or bardic profession, became dispersed, and were seated in several parts of Ireland. See Tribes of Ireland, pp. 1 to 15. Mr. Owen Daly, of Mornington, in the barony of Corkaree, was believed to be the senior of the O'Dalys...
Página xxix - In every list of names throughout the eleventh and twelfth centuries we find this habit spreading. The name of the father is English ; the name of the son is Norman. This is a point of far more importance than anything in the mere history of nomenclature. It helps to disguise one side of the fusion between Normans and Englishmen. Many a man who bears 'a Norman name, many a Richard or Gilbert whose parentage does not happen to be recorded, must have been as good an Englishman as if he had been called...
Página 245 - of Brunton,' in England. •oe t)ftUS — XI — de Brus, de Bruis, de Bruce, Bruce, etc. ; ie, ' of Brus ' or ' Brousse,' in France. This family came into England with William the Conqueror, and obtained large grants of land in Yorkshire and other places in the north of England.
Página xxii - Hereditary surnames were not in use even amongst the gentry of Wales until the time of Henry VIII. , nor were they generally established until a much later period; indeed, at the present day they can scarcely be said to be adopted amongst the lower classes in the wilder districts, where, as the marriage registers show, the Christian name of the father still frequently becomes the patronymic of the son in the manner just described.
Página xxiii - By Mac and O Yon'll always know True Irishmen, they say ; But if they lack Both O and Mac, No Irishmen are they.
Página xxxi - ... take to him an English surname of one towne, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale: or colour, as white, blacke, browne: or art or science, as smith or carpenter; or office, as cooke, butler; and that he and his issue shall use this name under payne of forfeyting of his goods yearely till the premises be done, to be levied two times by the yeare to the king's warres, according to the discretion of the lieutenant of the king or his deputy.
Página xx - I never hitherto found any hereditary surname before the Conquest ^1066), neither any that I know ; and yet both I my self and divers whom I know, have pored and pusled upon many an old Record and evidence to satisfie our selves herein ; and for my part I will acknowledge my self greatly indebted to them that will clear this doubt.
Página xxi - England with the Norman Conquest, and it may be set down as one of its results. At the time of the Norman invasion of England, the practice of hereditary surnames seems still to have been a novelty in Normandy, but a novelty which was fast taking root. The members of the great Norman houses already bore surnames, sometimes territorial, sometimes patronymic, of which the former class easily became hereditary.
Página 201 - Evelyn ; a var. of , qv , g. -ice, Afric, Africa, Aphria ; the name of two abbesses of Kildare, one of whom died in 738 and the other in 833 ; also in use in Scotland and the Isle of Man. It was a lady of this name, Africa, daughter of Godred, King of Man, and wife of John de Courcy, that founded the Cistercian Abbey, known as the Grey Abbey, in the Ards of Co. Down. Now very rare. Lat. Affrica, Africa. , g. id., Agnes ; Gr.