The Síl Colla Uais descend from Colla Uais, one of the Three Collas. No less than six of the original fifty Scottish undertakers of the Plantation were Hamiltons. The Aidys and Eadies are part of the clan Gordon.although MacAdams were related to other clans. This is the first ever of its kind. (1847-64), as on the map Click on a county to ... Surname Dictionary . This may be due to the fact that both the Irwins and the Irvines arrived in Ulster about the same time (1630) from the same part of Dumfriesshire with both settling in Fermanagh, South Tyrone Variants of the name include Tonner, Tonra and Tonry. From the Irish Gaelic airchinneach, meaning 'hereditary steward of church lands'. It was a leading Co. Fermanagh sept up until and including the fifteenth century. A very common name in the Scottish Lowlands particularly in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire. Ewing is quite a numerous surname in Ireland; in 1866 there were 27 births registered for it. However the name was also common in the Outer Hebrides ,families having settled there originally from Donegal. The Uí Méith Mara, meaning "Omeath by the sea", was seated in Cualigne in northern County Louth. If you have some Irish blood then you are almost certainly proud of the fact. It is found in England as Jenyns as early as 1332. The territory of Airthir was centered in Ard Macha (Co. Armagh), along the eastern baronies of Orior. The Tyrone Moores are most likely decended from Lanarkshire families of the name, Origins in Ulster : Among the first planter families.c 1610. Especially common in Fermanagh. A few years later it appears frequently in the Hearth Money Rolls for that county. Ten Most Common Surnames in Ireland 1890 1 Murphy 62,600 2 Kelly 55,900 3 Sullivan 43,600 4 Walsh 41,700 5 Smith 33,700 6 O’Brien 33,400 7 Byrne 33,300 8 Ryan 32,000 9 Connor 31,200 10 O’Neill 29,100 Estimated population of Ireland 1890: 4.7 million. Englishmen of the name began appearing in Ireland from the 14th century and one Forde family of Devonshire managed to become substantial landlords in Meath. The Uí Tuírtri territory would expand into the lands north of Lough Neagh as they were driven eastwards by the Northern Uí Néill about the 10th century. All common Anglicised forms provided relate to usage in the province in Ulster and thus do not contain other Anglicised forms that relate to mirror Gaelic names from outside of Ulster. Their territory lay in the baronies of Oneilland East and West in Co. Armagh, which both derive their name from the Uí Nialláin rather than the O'Neills. Another of the “Gille” names. Origins in Ulster: Plantation ScottishThe surname derives from the old English personal name Arcebald, Arcenbald or even Ercenbald meaning either “right bold” or “holy prince”The first of the name in Scotland was Archebaldus filius Swani de Forgrunde in the reign of William the Lion. In the next century we find it mentioned occasionally in or near Dublin, e.g. There was another 16th century Kelly family among the border rievers scattered by James VI who were located in Berwickshire and the surname is also found in Galloway as MacKelly. From the family Connell of Munster. Some of these surnames will appear in more than one county. The name in Ireland is common in Galway Cork Mayo and Dublin but less so in Ulster. from Lanarkshire was a Planter who added the “s” in his lifetime. The MacCalls or MacColls, long settled in Argyllshire, were of the race of Clan Donald but in practice followed the Stewarts of Appin. John De Kelly was Abbot of Arbroath in 1373. But all references point to Arbroath as the source of the surname. Andrew Stewart Lord Ochiltree of Ayreshire was one of the nine Scottish chief undertakers of the Plantation and was granted lands at Mountjoy in Tyrone. It is likely the Macilmories who settled in Ulster were actually Macilmorrows from Ballantrae Parish where the name was also found as McElmurro, McElmurre and Macilmurry around 1600. It bears the insciption in Irish Gaelic “Oriot do Gillacrist doringne t”, “A prayer for Gilchrist who made this cross”. In Ireland it has been mainly associated with Co. Derry from the seventeenth century to the present day. Fir Luirg survives in the present-day name of the barony of Lurg, County Fermanagh. Sir Hugh Montgomerie of Briadstone ,an advisor to James VI aquired half of the O’Neill lands which included parts of Ards and also lands in the Parish of Enniskillen. They are a branch of the MacMahons of Oriel, forst noted as Sliocht Ardghail Mhóir Mhic Mathúna, 'the stock of Ardghal Mór MacMahon', who was chief of the MacMahons from 1402 to 1416. Origins in Ulster Early Plantation c 1620. The principal families of the name came to Ireland in the seventeenth century, the earliest in the Plantation of Ulster and others a generation later. At the beginning of the twentieth century the name was being used interchangeably with Haren in several parts of Co. Fermanagh and so some at least of the O'Haras of that county will be originally O'Harens, Gaelic Ó hÁráín. According to tradition he says the name derived from Robert Rule a man who saved the life of King Robert the Bruce by diverting away a ferocious bull about the gore the King to death. Crích Ross stands 4 miles northwest of the point where the three counties meet. On 29th December 1592 James Geddes “of Glenhigton” also fell victim to the treachery of the Tweedies in Edinburgh. The Loiges, another branch of the Cruitin, live in the midlands. The MacBaxters, Gaelic Mac an Bhacstair, 'son of the baker', were a branch of the Clan Macmillan. Numbers in brackets represent the total number of people with this surname with regard to this province. However, the "F" is no longer pronounced and the name is now Loinn or Lynn. Their territory was said to have included an area west of Lough Neagh as well as north-west of Lough Neagh. The Boyds decend from Robert Stewart one of two Norman brothers who founded the Royal Stuart dynasty in Scotland. MacMurty may have the same Irish origin but has become lost in the Scots MacMurtry. Of the thirty warriors from each side selected to fight in single combat only one Davidson survived by climbing the enclosure and swimming the River Tay. The first of the name on record there was William de Hameville in thirteenth-century Annandale in Dumfriesshire. It became in Old English Elys or Elis and this came to be the basis of the surname Ellis. Origins in Ulster : Scottish Plantaion McCarthy (9201) 7. It was most prevalent in Cork (3087 households), Wexford (1688), Kilkenny (888). However, the earliest record of it as a surname is the de Bard family of Lanarkshire in the thirteenth century. Ulster Historical Foundation Telling the story, since 1956, ... Surname. One of the principal chiefs of the Uí Tuírtri was the O'Lynns, who ruled from Lough Insholin, Desertmartin, County Londonderry - the name of which is preserved in the modern barony of Loughinsholin. English and Welsh people were also involved with the Plantation of Ulster, and so their surnames can be found among Ulster Scots. A brother of Daimhín called Cormac was ancestor of the Maguires and the O'Devines, Lords of Tirkennedy. Therefore some at least of the Ulster Gourleys may have Scottish roots. And were certainly living in that place as early as 1296. Apart from a few in Dublin, Toners are found almost exclusively in Ulster, particularly in counties Derry and Armagh. Campbeltown poet Angus Keith MacKinvern.who died at the battle of the Somme used the pen name A. K. Love. Summerville aka. Some Highland MacWatts translated their name to Watson. Only counties Donegal, Derry, Tyrone, Armagh, Fermanagh and Cavan were actually 'planted', portions of land there being distributed to English and Scottish families on their lands and for the building of bawns. It appears in the Co. Armagh Hearth Money Rolls of 1664 in three parishes. The name is well known in Fermanagh and Monaghan, a sept of O'Quigley there being erenaghs of Clontivrin in the parish of Clones. The city of Perth for instance was often called St Johnston and families took their name from that. Displaced by James VI during the “pacification” of the borders post 1603 and fled to Fermanagh . Jenkins is an English name sometimes also found in Scotland. Origins in Ulster : Plantation Scottish The Uí Echach Beg and Uí Echach Mór are noted as two branches of this group, but are also placed as being in Dál nAraidi and thus maybe part of the Uí Echach Cobo. Griffith's Griffith's Valuation is a mid-nineteenth century property survey showing who lived where in Ireland between 1847 and 1864. There are many variant spellings. The Uí Méith territory spanned northern County Louth, eastern County Armagh, and later in County Monaghan. A common name in Tyrone, this family were from the Scottish Borders known for centuries as the “Bellis” of Annandale Dumfriesshire. Irwin in Ulster is very often confused with Irvine especially in Fermanagh. George Frazer Black states and he is probably correct that Archibald was adopted by the Scots as a Lowland eqivilant of Gillespie because they mistakenly assumed that _bald refered to hairless or clean shaven and therefore to the Gaelic “Gille” meaning a servant or monkThe Ulster Archibalds are thought to have originated in Dumfries. Top 10 Irish surnames you’ll hear in America. Both the McIvors and McKeevers in Ulster whether of Irish or Scottish stock would have been originally McIvar. It is fairly common in both Scotland and Ireland from about the thirteenth century onwards but most in Ulster arrived in the post-Plantation period. They originate from lands of Whiteside in Lanarkshire. These three names are very rare in Ireland; Nurse and Nourse are normal synonyms of Norris in England; Northridge is an English name denoting residence at the north ridge. Strange though it seems Lynas or Lyness has been recorded in recent times as in use in the Newry area as a synonym of MacAleenan. About the year 1200 Arnald son of Peter of Kelso gifted lands to the monks of Kelso Abbey. Although of no connection with the Ulster MacCalls or MacCauls, there has been some intermingling of the two names (see MacCall). In the Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 it appears as O'Hessan. Later, the power of the leading family was broken by pressure from the O'Neills in the north and the Maguires in the south. These in turn had descended from le seigneur de Barde who came to England with William the Conqueror. The Whitesides arrived in numbers from Scotland in the early years of the Plantation c 1625 . Henry Kennedy is named in 1185 as being one of the instigators of rebellion in Galloway. In Ireland Williamson is almost exclusive to Ulster and is most common in counties Antrim, Derry, Armagh and Tyrone;  most will be of Scottish origin. Found in numbers in and around Menteith in Perthshire. These are the surnames that come from specific counties in Ireland. All Content is Copyright © Ulster In Ireland the name is most common in counties Antrim and Louth, though a particular concentration was noted in the parish of Killaney, Barony of Upper Castlereagh, Co. Down, in the mid-nineteenth century. (The name Jennings also derives from a diminutive of these three names, using -in instead of -kin.) The main families were of Cantray in Inverness-shire and of Tullock in Perthshire. In the "census" of 1659 it appears as one of the principal Irish names in Co. Roscommon; and two centuries later we find it largely concentrated around Belmullet in the adjoining county of Mayo. Or, take Jefferson Davis, the Scot Irish president of the Confederate States of America. In Scotland the name is found almost exclusively as Adam. Sometimes spelt as Bunan Bunyan or Bunion. IF. It was originally MacGourley, from Mag Thoirdealbhaigh, 'son of Turlough', a Tyrone-Antrim variant of the Armagh-Down name MacTurley. Some curious synonyms of it have been reported by local registrars, e.g. Sommerville take their family name from a town near Caen in Normandy. The Uí Briúin Bréifne, or O'Brien Breffny, are a branch of the Uí Briúin kin-group. Janet Trumble appears in Crosiereige in 1674 and John Trimble in Elsrigle Parish of Libbertoun in 1689. The Irish surname Ó Floinn is prevalent in the province of Ulster. For example, the Irish name Ó Flaithbheartaigh is Anglicised as Flaherty, Flaffery and Flaverty in Connacht, however due to the aspiration of the 'F' in Ulster Irish, it is Anglicised and recorded as Laverty and Lafferty in Ulster thus the F variants have been excluded. Its origins in Old English refer to a “bunion” or a lump of dough from which it became the nickname for a pastry cook or baker. Immigration to south-eastern Monaghan brought the territorial name along with it, being preserved in the name of the barony of Farney. Of  Scottish origin from “son of Menzies”  a small family from Wigtownshire. The name as either Benson or Bennet (one t). In that province it has since the seventeenth century been especially associated with the counties of Donegal, Derry, Tyrone and Antrim. Scottish American writer Robert Black gives a romantic origin for the Turnbull name. Ireland is now rare there but fairly numerous in Ulster.Mac). As regards Tyrone the Scottish connection may be more pertinent as a branch of the Ayrshire De Ros family were important undertakers in the Plantation. The Ramsays are reputed to have originated in Huntingdonshire where Ramsay is a local name .The first to be recorded in Scotland is Simund de Ramesie The origin of the name is interesting. Origins in Ulster : Irish Gaelic and Scottish. In a famous “show down” the Morrisons were all but wiped out by the McAuleys, the survivors escaping in three long boats to Rathlin Island. they were driven out of their Kerry homeland by the O’Donaghues in the 11th century. In England the name Ross is found in 17th Porter is an occupational name and though it can derive from the Old French porteur, meaning a 'carrier of burdens', its main derivation is from the Old French portier, a 'porter' or 'doorkeeper'. Baird is an old and popular name in Ayrshire, whence stemmed so many of the Plantation settlers. Write these names in … The MacRobbs of Duror in Argyll were a sept of the Stewarts of Appinn. and therefore a direct branch of the very ancient Clan Donald which can trace its origins back to Roman Britain. Origins in Ulster : English and Scottish Plantation. As with many of the “Gille” names derives from “Servant or devotee of Mary”. In Ireland very few of Blairs live outside Ulster where over half are from Co. Antrim and most of the remainder from counties Derry and Tyrone. Outside of Dublin this name is found only in Ulster where it is most common in Co. Antrim. Though most in Fermanagh, South Tyrone would be of this origin at least one prominent family claims decent from a settler from Cornwall. A metathetic form of the family name Turnbull. The homeland of the sept was Co. Sligo and it has spread into the neighbouring counties of Ulster. Fitzgerald (9798) 6. For this act of outstanding bravery he was given the new tithe of Robert “Turnbull”. The Flynn surname can also be found in Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Roscommon. It was recorded as being used interchangeably with Eakins in Belfast, Ekin in counties Derry and Donegal, Ekin in Co. Donegal and Egan in Co. Down. The Fír Lemna (also known as Uí Tuathail and Síl Tuathail) are cited as being one of the "Trí Tuatha of Oirghialla" alongside the Uí Chremthainn and Síl Dubthir. Also Rainy and Rannie and Rennie 1. Many of the Kilpatricks of Ulster especially in Fermanagh and Tyrone derive from East or West Kilpatrick in Dumbartonshire. This name is explained by several experts as being “hopper” from a dancer who performed at county fairs. From the lands of Kelly near Arbroath in Angus. The cognate Ó Branghail appears to be obsolete now;  it occurs as O'Branyll in a late sixteenth century Fiant relating to Co. Cavan. Exept for some Porters in Dublin this name in Ireland is exclusive to Ulster. Forfar in Angus was a royal residence and it may be that the first Baxters were bakers to the king. our Irish MacKeown. in 1561, Richard Curragh, farmer, of Raheny, and, in 1589, another Richard Curragh a member of the Merchant Tailor's Guild who was made a freeman of Dublin city. Common in Fermanagh since the Plantation this family can be of either English or Scottish extraction. Suibhne mac Cinaeda ri Gallgaidhel modernised as MacCinaeda is in fact not Kennedy as supposed but McKenna. Other Ellisons may be Ellistons from the lands of Elliston near Bowden in Roxburghshire  This name is sometimes also found as Allison especially in Donegal. But some Campbell families have a kinship group that includes the surname Caulfield which is an anglicised form of the name Mac Cathmhaoil , a county Tyrone Irish Gaelic family that used both Caulfield and Campbell as anglicised … The same for Flynn outside of Ulster, which is Lynn in Ulster. It is this family,scattered by James VI who are the source of most of the “true” Ulster Johnstons. The name Wade in County Tyrone can be of these origins but there was also a Scottish MacWade another variant spelling from the same root. The name has also been made Hamilton in that Country and elsewhere. The arrived from Britain and settled mostly in east Ulster. It is an English toponymic and can derive from several places called Rolleston or Rowlston in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire or Yorkshire. An English family of the name settled in East Lothian in the 12th century and the name spead to Dumbartonshire. John O'Donovan in his notes on the Annals of the Four Masters marks that there were two groups of the Ui Meith name; the Uí Méith Macha (or Uí Méith Tiri) and the Uí Méith Mara. And was that of a sept of County Monaghan centered around Ballyglassloch. Here are the 100 most common surnames in Ulster for the 1901 census. This name, Ó Branghaile in Irish (branghal, raven valour), is peculiar to east Galway. He was a contemporary of poet Patrick MacAlinden who was married to the poet Siobhán Nic Ardghail (Johanna MacArdle). See Lennon. A prominent partaker in the 1066 conquest the family soon became very powerful in England. The Cianachta Glenn Geimin of Clann Cian, or the Cianachta of Glengiven, ruled a region now known as Dungiven. Rainey and the variant spellings are pet forms of Reynold a spoken form of Reginald. From the Gaelic Ó, meaning 'grandson', 'grandchild' or 'descendant'; Ní is the femine form of Ó, meaning 'daughter' or 'descendant'. A well known Ayreshire Covenanter  family of MacKinvens who were given refuge in Kintyre changed their names to Love. Greer is very numerous in Co. Antrim now and it occurs many times in the Hearth Money Rolls for that county (1669) and to some extent also in the rolls of other Ulster counties. Origins in Ulster Plantation ScottishBlackburn is from one or several places so named in Scotland’s Lowlands including Berwickshire, Sterlingshire, and Edinburgh. However, the family is not of Norse origin, but was a sept of the Cenél Eoghain based originally on the banks of the Foyle, near Lifford in Co. Donegal. In Co. Antrim, where it is most popular, it was found to be most concentrated in the area northwest of Ballymena in the mid-nineteenth century. Origins in Ulster: Plantation Scottish The Ulster septs of O’ hAodha who anglicised as Hughes were originally found in Ardstraw where they were Lords of Ui Fiachrach.