T.H. For example, the common Ulster and west Highland surname of Campbell, most times this is the anglicised form of Caimbeul from the well-known Argyll family. Airthir (barony of Lower and Upper Orior), meaning 'east', was one of the main branches of the Síl Fiachra Cassán until the 8th century when it split into the main septs of the Uí Nialláin, the Uí Bressail, and the Uí Echdach. 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. The Whitesides arrived in numbers from Scotland in the early years of the Plantation c 1625 . 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. The name originally in Gaelic is found as Mac Uaid The name is in Gaelic Ó Tomhrair, from a Norse personal name, Tomar. However there is also an Irish name O’ hAodha “decendant of Hugh” which in County Armagh especially around Keady which has been anglicised as Hayes and even Haffy and Mehaffy. Most in Ulster descend from the Staffordshire Rollestons, R. Rollestone of that shire being one of the English undertakers of the Plantation. They can be found both in the 1631 Muster Rolls and the 1666 Hearth Money Rolls in many different Parishes predominantly in County Antrim. Although of no connection with the Ulster MacCalls or MacCauls, there has been some intermingling of the two names (see MacCall). The territory of the Cianachta spanned the present-day barony of Keenaght, which derives its name from them. Or, take Jefferson Davis, the Scot Irish president of the Confederate States of America. In Scotland the Johnston name also has a number of origins. Aiken – Aiken . This name, which was found to be twelfth most numerous in its homeland of Co. Monaghan in 1970, is almost exclusive to the south of that county, Armagh and Louth. The name is Scottish and more properly MacRobb from Robb the Scottish pet name for Robert. This Co. Antrim and Co. Down name is Scottish in origin and can derive from the Gaelic word bard, a 'bard' or 'poet'. Apart from a few in Dublin, Toners are found almost exclusively in Ulster, particularly in counties Derry and Armagh. Also found as McHugh and Hoey even Haughey. (also originally from Donegal). By the 14th century, they were subjugated by the Maguires. Also found in Stranraer. It is this family,scattered by James VI who are the source of most of the “true” Ulster Johnstons. They spread rapidly from the 14th (The Scandinavians did not use the sound 'ch'.) 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. Ancestry, Family and Ancestral Research All Rights Reserved. The O'Hamills ruled a territory in south Tyrone and Armagh and from the twelfth century were poets and ollovs (learned men) to the powerful O'Hanlons. McIvor is also McKeever ,very numerous in both Counties Tyrone and Londonderry. The arrived from Britain and settled mostly in east Ulster. Scottish American writer Robert Black gives a romantic origin for the Turnbull name. Crone considered Alexander MacMonagle (1848-1919) "the doyen of Ulster journalists" worthy of a place in his Dictionary of Irish Biography. In Ireland Jenkins was gaelicised to Sincín or Seincín. 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. Rainey and the variant spellings are pet forms of Reynold a spoken form of Reginald. Gilmore can sometimes be found used by the Morrisons of Lewis and Harris. from Lanarkshire was a Planter who added the “s” in his lifetime. Around 1900 Donaldson was being used interchangeably with Donnelly (see Donnelly) in parts of the Coleraine district of Co. Derry. The beautiful St Martin’s Cross on Iona was the work of a Gilchrist sculptor. Gaelic O’Conaill  Also found in Kilcudbright and in the Parish of Brogue. However the Fermanagh South Tyrone Johnstons were of the Scottish border reiver family of that name. According to the books of Lecan and Ballymote, the Síl Ciarain Uí Echach were located in Airthir. Fairly early on the clan name of the great MacDonalds, Lords of the Isles, began to be spelt in a variety of ways, including Donaldson, Donillson and Donnelson, forms recorded in old charters of the MacDonnells of Antrim (from whom the present Earl of Antrim descends). Stevene de Kilpatric del counte is found in Dunfreiss in 1296 These two became the progenitors of the two Cenél's (or kindreds) that would make up the Northern Uí Néill; the Cenél Eóghain based in Inishowen, with their capital at Ailech; and the Cenél Conaill centered in the rich area of Magh Ithe, in the valley of the river Finn. Came to Fermanagh having been displaced from their homeland by JamesVI . Common in the Hebrides and at one time very numerous in Badenoch. The Boyds decend from Robert Stewart one of two Norman brothers who founded the Royal Stuart dynasty in Scotland. 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. A particular concentration of the name was noted north of Newry in Co. Down in the late nineteenth century. Their ferocity (they were known as “The gentle Johnstons)  made it possible for them together with their former fellow border reivers neighbours the Elliotts and the Armstrongs, to survive the 1641 rebellion which drove out other more faint hearted families. A well known Ayreshire Covenanter  family of MacKinvens who were given refuge in Kintyre changed their names to Love. Many Morrisons choose to settle in Fermanagh where the watery landscape best suited the old skills they had learned in the Western Isles. Write these names in … The same for Flynn outside of Ulster, which is Lynn in Ulster. The Nobles of Straithnairn ,near Inverness and Strathdean in Nairnshire were a sept of Clan McIntosh. However, the name is still known in Fermanagh, although more common in counties Tyrone and Derry. He also founded the Press Club. After the Conquest it became a very popular name and was pronounced and written as “Wauter”, hence the abbreviated form of Watt and Wattie. The Fir Rois were located in the barony of Farney, County Monaghan, and in the barony of Ardee, County Louth, and in Meath. Not much is known of its history,  It is an English name, not particularly common in any area, and may have originally signified a 'dweller by the mills', or it may have derived from 'Miles's son'. The name is Norman, originally le Mareschal. Generally, it is an anglicisation of Ó Corráin, the name of what are thought to be three unrelated septs in Waterford and Tipperary, Galway and Leitrim, and Kerry. 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 early-eighteenth-century Gaelic poet James MacArdle was of the Fews district. Wilson (11369) 4. The name is also well known in Co. Sligo and other parts of Connacht. Like Hays it is often used as an anglicisation of the old Irish name O’ hAodha “decendant of Hugh”. If you have some Irish blood then you are almost certainly proud of the fact. Sommerville take their family name from a town near Caen in Normandy. Mac GiollaDomhnaigh, too, states that Ewing, also found as MacEwing, is a form of the well known Scottish name MacEwen, gaelice Mac Eoghain, i.e. It is also well known in Dublin. It is likely that the Trumbels or Trimbels arrived in Ulster due to this scatterment. The Airthir kings of the Uí Nialláin sept ruled from Loch gCál (modern-day Loughgall). Quigley is common in all the four provinces of Ireland but is most numerous in Ulster, particularly counties Derry and Donegal. It is territorial in origin taken from any one of a number of places in Scotland so named. our Irish MacKeown. Septs include the Ó Comhraidhe (O'Curry, Currie), Uí Meic Uais Breg, in the barony of Upper Kells and Lower Navan, county Meath. Portpatrick and the Cruives of Cree 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. Kirk was also noted as synonymous with Kirkpatrick around Coleraine and Limavady in Co. Derry at the start of the twentieth centry (see Kirkpatrick). Origins in Ulster : Scottish Plantation Of  Scottish origin from “son of Menzies”  a small family from Wigtownshire. Muircertach mac Thomas Ó Floinn the heir aspirant was slain "treacherously" by Hugh, grandson of Aodh Buidhe Ó Néill (progenitor of the Clandeboye O'Neills), and when his father Thomas died the realm passed into the hands of the Clandeboye O'Neills. This name is an English toponymic derived from a place in Northumberland. They later migrated to Derry and Armagh. , “son of Watt”. This name is Gaelic is Ó Daimhín and the ancestor who gave the sept its name was Daimhín, died 966, the son of Cairbre Dam Argait, King of Oriel. 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 surnames of Ireland’s ruling families can typically be tracked down to one single individual e.g. Reed and Reid is a name readily found in Tyrone. The Fernmag, or Fer Fernmaighe, is an area around Lough Ooney, aka Lock Uaithne near Smithborough in the barony of Dartry, Co. Monaghan. Unless he court with Kennedie”. The Highland name MacWilliam was also anglicised as Williamson (see MacWilliams). About the year 1200 Arnald son of Peter of Kelso gifted lands to the monks of Kelso Abbey. The Síl Fiachra Cassán, descend from Fiachra Cassán, a son of Colla Fochríth. The Uí Meic Uais descend from Ercc, a son of Colla Uais. It is the Scottish form of the English name Atkin, which comes from Adkin, a pet form of Adam. Related to the Montgomerys they arrived in Ulster from Kilmarnock when Sir Thomas Boyd of Bedlay was granted 1500 acres of Seein in the Barony of Strabane Co Tyrone. The Annals of Ulster record that in the year 892 there was great confusion among the Norse men when “Sitriucc son of Imhar” was slain by another Norseman. It came into special prominence with the arrival of Sir John Norris, who was responsible for the terrible massacre at Rathlin Island in 1575. Some Donegal McDaids (the sept of Max Daibheid) kinsmen to the Dohertys anglicised to Davison in that County and also in Tyrone and Derry. It can be of English or Scottish origin. In the fourteenth century a branch migrated to the Glens of Antrim and settled at Crebilly near Ballymena. 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 fifteenth century the MacKurerdys, as they were then called, owned most of Bute. The family can also be found in Stirling, Dunfreiss, and East Lothian. Marriages between the English, Scotch and Irish in Ulster also became frequent and in 1610 the law forbidding such marriages was repealed "to the great joy of all parties." In Scotland the name is of Norman territorial origin. The name as either Benson or Bennet (one t). The cognate Ó Branghail appears to be obsolete now;  it occurs as O'Branyll in a late sixteenth century Fiant relating to Co. Cavan. and therefore a direct branch of the very ancient Clan Donald which can trace its origins back to Roman Britain. the O’Neills of the Northern Uí Neill in Ulster take their surname from one of their kings – Niall Mac Aoidh (Niall son of Aodh) who died in 917 AD. The Turnbulls were a turbulent Border Clan and suffered the same fate at the hands of James VI as their troublesome neighbours. Powerful English or Scottish landowners who undertook the plantation of British settlers on the lands they were granted. The propondrance of the name in Galloway is reflected in the poem by Symon c 1660 It appears in the Co. Armagh Hearth Money Rolls of 1664 in three parishes. McCarthy (9201) 7. It is the Scottish form of the English name Atkin, which comes from Adkin, a pet form of Adam. but this is a mistake. Some curious synonyms of it have been reported by local registrars, e.g. In Ulster, a Kelly sept, claiming descent from Colla, the 4th century King of Ulster, was based in south Derry. Research| 1. Famous as being (together with the Mallons) the keepers of St Patrick’s Bell. "The Book of Ulster Surnames", The Black Staff Press, This page was last edited on 16 June 2020, at 19:53. 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. However the name was also common in the Outer Hebrides ,families having settled there originally from Donegal. The Geddes produced many churchmen and scholars some very noteworthy.. William Geddes ,son and heir of Charles Geddes, was murdered by the Tweedies. The surname origin of English surnames such as Bingham, Mitchell, Shaw and Turner are just some examples of derived northern Irish last names commonly found in northern Ireland. Lyness, with its variant spellings, Lynas, Lynass, Lynis, is a numerous name in counties Antrim and Down today. In Ireland this name is well known in Leinster and Connacht but is most common in Ulster, especially counties Antrim and Down. Ryan (20570) 4. Origins : Early anglo Irish or post plantation Derry-born Samuel McCurdy Greer (1810-1880), who ended as county court judge of Cavan and Leitrim, was co-founder of the Tenant League in 1850 with Charles Gavan Duffy. In Co. Derry, where it is numerous, it is spelt Hassan, Hasssen and Hasson. In Ulster it is most common in Co. Antrim and to a lesser extent Co. Armagh. The name is well known in Fermanagh and Monaghan, a sept of O'Quigley there being erenaghs of Clontivrin in the parish of Clones. MacCurdy is common on the islands of Arran and Bute, where it is a variant of MacMurtrie, a sept of Clan Stuart of Bute. Most people of this name in Ireland spell it as above, though occasionally the variant Grier is used; these and also Grierson are basically the same, being anglicized forms of the Scottish MacGregor, which is found unchanged in Co. Derry. Also found as Legat,Leggatt, and Ligatt Just where these Fairleys came from in England is difficult to say. This name is equally common in Ulster, Leinster and Connacht, its main centres being Dublin, Co. Sligo and Co. Antrim. This name, Ó Branghaile in Irish (branghal, raven valour), is peculiar to east Galway. Ferry, also spelt Fairy, is found almost exclusively in Co. Donegal, and is an anglicisation of the old Cenél Conaill sept name Ó Fearadhaigh. 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. Welcome to Ulster Ancestry Genealogy, family history and probate research in Northern Ireland Family History & Genealogy Research Reports . Origins in Ulster : probably English Cromwellian. The most famous of the name in Ulster was a Presbyterian minister, the Revd James Porter, 1753-98, of Greyabbey, Co. Down. 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. Both the McIvors and McKeevers in Ulster whether of Irish or Scottish stock would have been originally McIvar. The Lowland Scottish names draw very heavily from the western seaboard counties of the Lowlands, with many families from Ayrshire, Wigtown, Kirkcudbright, and Renfrew (using the older county names). Common along the Scottish borders . The family of Geddes of Rachan Pebblesshire were an official offshoot of this family. From the old German personal name Walter it was introduced into Britain before the arrival of the Normans. This word in Ireland has no relation to Scotland. Many in Ulster are of English stock By the middle of the 13th century the Ramsays are appearing as landowners in Angus. Colla Uais had several sons including Eachach and Ercc. Top 100 Irish Surnames & Last Names (Family Names Ranked) The Top 20 Irish Surnames and Meanings. Abraham Martin of this family (died 1664) was the first king’s pilot on the St Lawrence River Canada and the Plains of Abraham the scene of the battle of 1759 were named from the grant of land he received in 1617. It is speculated that Breffny derives its name from a pre-Celtic substrate language spoken in Ireland meaning 'ring' or 'loop', therefore making Breifne one of the oldest placenames in Ireland, dating prior to 500 B.C.[1]. Ellison “ son of Ellis”  are a family from Berwickshire. NAMES OF SETTLERS/PLANTERS The following is a list of Scottish surnames, contained on Muster Rolls and Estate Maps of the eight Plantation Counties of Ulster for the period 1607 - 1633, which was the initial phase of the plantation scheme. Their territory was in County Monaghan. IF. To commission a research report today please visit "Research Services", Home | Contact | From the lands of Kelly near Arbroath in Angus. Ulster Historical Foundation Telling the story, since 1956, ... Surname. These Free Pages are provided to help you with your Research. MacCurdy and its variants are still found on Bute but have now disappeared from Arran, Kintyre and the Isles, having become Currie (see Currie). It is in Gaelic Ó Coigligh, which may derive from the word coigeal, denoting a 'person with unkempt hair'. The Fir Luirg, or men of Lurg, are listed as being among the Síl Colla Uais. His grandson Sir William Stewart was created Lord Mountjoy in 1682. The exact origins of this family are complicated when one takes into account the large numbers of both Irish and Scottish septs who share the names Johnston and Johnson. 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. 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. Many of these came to Ulster with settlers from Cheshire, Lancashire, Yorkshire and Westmoreland who tended to favour settlement along the Lagan valley. De Bard also appears in the following century in Aberdeenshire and the Lothians. The Foundation has online records and publications available to help you discover your Irish and Scots-Irish ancestors. The Parish of Tain in Ross was known to have so many families of the name that “nick names” had to be employed to identify them . The leader of the men of Surrey in AD 853 was “Huda”. In the 'census' of 1659 Donnellson appears as a 'principal name' in Co. Antrim (see Connell, MacDonald and MacDonnell). A few years later it appears frequently in the Hearth Money Rolls for that county. There are several in the Co. Donegal Hearth Money Rolls of 1665 (one appearing, presumably by error, as O'Monigal). Origins in Ulster: Native Irish or Scottish Planter. 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. Later, the power of the leading family was broken by pressure from the O'Neills in the north and the Maguires in the south. The "census" of 1659 is one of the earliest Irish documents to include the name - in it Alexander Ewing appears as one of the leading inhabitants of Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. It became in Old English Elys or Elis and this came to be the basis of the surname Ellis. century to various corners of Ulster. Mullin and J.E. The Aidys and Eadies are part of the clan Gordon.although MacAdams were related to other clans. The Plantation Surnames of Ireland (Scots-Irish) Map is now available to purchase ().. As with many of the “Gille” names derives from “Servant or devotee of Mary”. This surname is numerous in counties Armagh and Antrim. In the Monaghan Hearth Money Rolls of 1663 it appears as O'Hessan. Gallagher (11739) 3. There were also Mores of the Clan Leslie and Muirs of the Clan Campbell of Glencoe fame. son of the servant or devotee of St Peter) has several anglicized forms: Kilfeather, Kilfeder, Kilfether and occasionally Gilfeather - the prefix Mac is not now retained with any of them. 1. The Highland Scottish surnames from Argyll, Lennox, and the Southern Hebrides; many of these families migrated to Ulster circa 1550-1600). A number of Ulster Scots also have surnames which are of indigenous Irish origin. Ir. The name has occasionally been confused with Ferris (see Ferris). In the mid-nineteenth century a particular concentration of the name was noted to the north of Dromore, in the barony of Lower Iveagh in Co. Down. The Uí Briúin Bréifne, or O'Brien Breffny, are a branch of the Uí Briúin kin-group. Another form of Bennett “son of Benjamin” Patrick Benson was member of Parliament for Perth in 1560. The name may be English or Scottish. 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