16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2005-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.3, updated 30 September 2008

Sorted by Anglicized Irish Root

Notation Used in this Article

The headers in Woulfe are Gaelic. Many include a character with a punctum delens (which looks like a dot over the letter). Throughout this article, I have translated these characters as the letter, followed by a period. Since these characters are routinely transliterated as the letter with an h after it, I have also included the "h" transliteration in parentheses after each header listing.

For example, Woulfe lists the header Albanac.. By the notation c., I'm indicating that a punctum delens appears over the c. When listing this header, I've listed it as:

Albanac. (Albanach)
with the standard transliteration form Albanach shown in parenthesis.

Possible Normalization

The vast majority of Anglicized Irish forms of "O" and "Mac" style surnames listed in Woulfe that date to temp. Elizabeth I - James I are listed as O [Root] and M'[Root].

It is likely that Woulfe (or one of his sources) has normalized at least some of these names to this format since other examples from the Patent Rolls of James I found in Ewen show the formats Mc[Root] and O'[Root].

Further, among the surnames listed by Woulfe are:

Anglicized Irish SurnamePageHeader
MacAnthony317Mac Antoine
MacGillafyndean374Mac Giolla F.earga (Mac Giolla Fhearga)
MacMajoke388Mac Máig.eóc, Mac Máig.eóg (Mac Máigheóc, Mac Máigheóg)
McCada304Mac Áda, Mac Ádaid. (Mac Áda, Mac Ádaidh)
McGilliworyne317Mac Giolla Luait.rinn (Mac Giolla Luaithrinn)
McGlyn376Mag F.loinn (Mag Fhloinn)
Obuge439Ó Bogaig. (Ó Bogaigh)
O'Derrie498Ó Doireid., Ó Doirid. (Ó Doireidh, Ó Doiridh)
O'Diamain496Ó Diamáin
O'Doveanna514Ó Duib.eam.na (Ó Duibheamhna)
O'Glassnie541Ó Glaisne
O'Largan587Ó Loirgneáin

Given these examples, it is likely that at least some of the forms that Woulfe lists as M'[Root] appeared in the original text as Mac[Root] or Mc[Root]. Similarly, it's likely that at least some of the forms that Woulfe lists as O [Root] appeared in the original text as O[root] or O'[Root].

Anglicized form dated to temp. Eliz I - James ISorted under Anglicized Root


M'CoagCoag347Mac D.ab.óc, Mac D.ab.óg, Mac D.ab.uc, Mac D.ab.uic (Mac Dhabhóc, Mac Dhabhóg, Mac Dhabhuc, Mac Dhabhuic)
O CoainCoain473Ó Com.d.ain (Ó Comhdhain)
O CoanCoan473Ó Com.d.ain (Ó Comhdhain)
M'CochlaneCochlane332Mac Coc.láin (Mac Cochláin)
M'CoddanCoddan305Mac Adáin
M'CoddanCoddan324Mac Cadáin
M'CoddaneCoddane324Mac Cadáin
O CodihieCodihie487Ó Cuidig.t.ig. (Ó Cuidighthigh)
M'CodoCodo397Mac Óda
M'CodyCody397Mac Óda
O CoelyCoely451Ó Caollaid.e (Ó Caollaidhe)
M'CoenillCoenill351Mac D.om.naill (Mac Dhomhnaill)
O CoffieCoffie469Ó Cob.t.aig. (Ó Cobhthaigh)
de CoganCogan255de Cogán
O CoganCogan486Ó Cuagáin
CoganeCogane255de Cogán
M'CoganeCogane333Mac Cogad.áin, Mac Cogáin (Mac Cogadháin, Mac Cogáin)
M'CogeraneCogerane333Mac Cogaráin
M'CogheganCoghegan358Mac Eoc.agáin (Mac Eochagáin)
M'CoghieCoghie358Mac Eoc.aid. (Mac Eochaidh)
O CoghlaineCoghlaine469Ó Coc.láin (Ó Cochláin)
M'CoghlaneCoghlane332Mac Coc.láin (Mac Cochláin)
O CoglyCogly470Ó Coiglig. (Ó Coigligh)
O CogranCogran470Ó Cográin
O CohallanCohallan454Ó Cat.aláin (Ó Cathaláin)
M'CohyCohy358Mac Eoc.aid. (Mac Eochaidh)
O CohyCohy469Ó Cob.t.aig. (Ó Cobhthaigh)
O CoinnillCoinnill471Ó Coing.ill (Ó Coinghill)
M'CoinnyCoinny334Mac Coinnig. (Mac Coinnigh)
O CoisheCoishe472Ó Coise
M'CoishtCoisht397Mac Oiste
M'CoisteCoiste397Mac Oiste
M'CokeCoke347Mac D.ab.óc, Mac D.ab.óg, Mac D.ab.uc, Mac D.ab.uic (Mac Dhabhóc, Mac Dhabhóg, Mac Dhabhuc, Mac Dhabhuic)
ColchounColchoun238Colc.ún (Colchún)
M'ColeCole336Mac Com.g.aill (Mac Comhghaill)
M'ColeCole353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O ColganColgan472Ó Colgan
O ColgyColgy449Ó Calgaig. (Ó Calgaigh)
M'CollaColla335Mac Colla
M'CollaghCollagh335Mac Colla
O CollaineCollaine470Ó Coileáin
O CollanCollan470Ó Coileáin
M'ColleColle335Mac Colla
O ColleColle472Ó Colla
M'ColletaneColletane333Mac Codlatáin
O ColletaneColletane470Ó Codlatáin
M'ColleveColleve355Mac D.uinns.léib.e (Mac Dhuinnshléibhe)
M'CollganCollgan335Mac Colgan
O CollhaneCollhane456Ó Cat.láin (Ó Cathláin)
M'CollimetCollimet414Mac Uilliméid
M'CollineColline333Mac Coilín
M'CollitanCollitan333Mac Codlatáin
O CollitieCollitie469Ó Codlata
O CollitieCollitie472Ó Collata
M'CollmanCollman335Mac Colmáin
O ColloCollo472Ó Colla
O ColloganCollogan472Ó Colgan
O CollomayneCollomayne473Ó Colmáin
M'ColloneCollone340Mac Conluain
O ColloneCollone456Ó Cat.luain (Ó Cathluain)
O ColloneCollone488Ó Cuileam.ain (Ó Cuileamhain)
O ColloupyColloupy473Ó Colpa, Ó Colpt.a (Ó Colpa, Ó Colptha)
M'CollrickCollrick412Mac Ualg.airg (Mac Ualghairg)
M'CollyColly335Mac Colla
O ColmanColman473Ó Colmáin
M'ColwanColwan340Mac Conluain
M'ComCom411Mac T.óm (Mac Thóm)
O ComaneComane473Ó Comáin
M'ComeCome411Mac T.óm (Mac Thóm)
M'CominComin334Mac Coimín
O CommanComman473Ó Comáin
O ComyComy449Ó Camt.a (Ó Camtha)
M'ComynComyn334Mac Coimín
O ComynComyn471Ó Coimín
O ConaillConaill474Ó Conaill
M'ConalayeConalaye339Mac Cong.alaig. (Mac Conghalaigh)
O ConaltyConalty475Ó Conallta
O ConanConan474Ó Conáin
O ConananConanan450Ó Canannáin
O ConaneConane474Ó Conáin
M'ConaveConave343Mac Cons.nám.a (Mac Conshnámha)
O conawchaneconawchane479Ó Connm.ac.áin (Ó Connmhacháin)
O ConbaConba475Ó Conbát.a (Ó Conbátha)
M'ConborneyConborney337Mac Conboirne
O ConcannenConcannen476Ó Conc.eanainn, Ó Conc.eannainn (Ó Concheanainn, Ó Concheannainn)
M'ConchaaConchaa337Mac Conc.at.a (Mac Conchatha)
M'ConchogryeConchogrye338Mac Conc.oigc.ríc.e (Mac Conchoigchríche)
O ConchorConchor476Ó Conc.ob.air, Ó Conc.ub.air (Ó Conchobhair, Ó Conchubhair)
M'ConcroeConcroe338Mac Conc.rad.a (Mac Conchradha)
O CondonCondon477Ó Condub.áin (Ó Condubháin)
M'ConeCone336Mac Com.d.ain (Mac Comhdhain)
O ConebagheConebaghe475Ó Conbát.a (Ó Conbátha)
O ConeganConegan479Ó Connagáin
O ConelyConely478Ó Cong.alaig. (Ó Conghalaigh)
O ConeranConeran475Ó Conaráin
M'CongallCongall339Mac Congail, Mac Congaile
M'CongillyeCongillye334Mac Coing.eallaig. (Mac Coingheallaigh)
M'ConickConick341Mac Conm.aic (Mac Conmhaic)
O ConiellConiell471Ó Coing.ill (Ó Coinghill)
M'ConillConill351Mac D.om.naill (Mac Dhomhnaill)
M'ConineConine334Mac Coinín
O ConlanConlan475Ó Conalláin
M'ConleyConley342Mac Connla, Mac Connlaod.a (Mac Connla, Mac Connlaodha)
O ConliskeConliske471Ó Coinleisc, Ó Coinlisc
M'ConlyConly342Mac Connla, Mac Connlaod.a (Mac Connla, Mac Connlaodha)
M'ConmaraConmara341Mac Conmara
M'ConmayConmay341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
M'ConmeaConmea341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
M'ConnaConna342Mac Connaid. (Mac Connaidh)
M'ConnaConna352Mac D.onnc.ad.a, Mac D.onnc.aid. (Mac Dhonnchadha, Mac Dhonnchaidh)
M'ConnaghConnagh352Mac D.onnc.ad.a, Mac D.onnc.aid. (Mac Dhonnchadha, Mac Dhonnchaidh)
O ConnaghtaneConnaghtane478Ó Connac.táin (Ó Connachtáin)
O ConnaghtyConnaghty478Ó Connac.taig. (Ó Connachtaigh)
M'ConnallyConnally339Mac Cong.alaig. (Mac Conghalaigh)
O ConnallyConnally478Ó Cong.alaig. (Ó Conghalaigh)
O ConnegaineConnegaine479Ó Connagáin
M'Connell ogeConnell oge336Mac Conaill Óig
M'ConnellaConnella334Mac Coing.eallaig. (Mac Coingheallaigh)
O ConnellaneConnellane475Ó Conalláin
O ConneryConnery475Ó Conaire
M'ConneyConney342Mac Connaid. (Mac Connaidh)
O ConnigaineConnigaine479Ó Connagáin
M'ConniganConnigan342Mac Connagáin
O ConnillaConnilla471Ó Coing.eallaig. (Ó Coingheallaigh)
M'ConnleyConnley342Mac Connla, Mac Connlaod.a (Mac Connla, Mac Connlaodha)
M'ConnogherConnogher337Mac Conc.ob.air (Mac Conchobhair)
M'ConnoghorConnoghor337Mac Conc.ob.air (Mac Conchobhair)
M'ConnollyConnolly339Mac Cong.alaig. (Mac Conghalaigh)
O ConnollyConnolly478Ó Cong.alaig. (Ó Conghalaigh)
M'ConnorConnor337Mac Conc.ob.air (Mac Conchobhair)
O ConnourConnour476Ó Conc.ob.air, Ó Conc.ub.air (Ó Conchobhair, Ó Conchubhair)
O ConnoweConnowe479Ó Connm.aig. (Ó Connmhaigh)
O ConnowghaneConnowghane479Ó Connm.ac.áin (Ó Connmhacháin)
O ConogeConoge489Ó Cuineóg
O ConoghaneConoghane478Ó Connac.áin (Ó Connacháin)
M'ConoghoConogho352Mac D.onnc.ad.a, Mac D.onnc.aid. (Mac Dhonnchadha, Mac Dhonnchaidh)
M'ConoherConoher337Mac Conc.ob.air (Mac Conchobhair)
O ConoranConoran475Ó Conaráin
O ConorechConorech479Ó Conra, Ó Conrac. (Ó Conra, Ó Conrach)
M'ConoughConough342Mac Connm.aig. (Mac Connmhaigh)
M'ConoughConough352Mac D.onnc.ad.a, Mac D.onnc.aid. (Mac Dhonnchadha, Mac Dhonnchaidh)
O ConoughanConoughan479Ó Connm.ac.áin (Ó Connmhacháin)
M'ConoweConowe342Mac Connm.aig. (Mac Connmhaigh)
O ConraConra479Ó Conra, Ó Conrac. (Ó Conra, Ó Conrach)
M'ConragheConraghe342Mac Conrat.a (Mac Conratha)
O ConrahyConrahy479Ó Conrat.a (Ó Conratha)
M'ConrayeConraye342Mac Conrat.a (Mac Conratha)
O ConreeConree479Ó Conraoi
O ConreyConrey475Ó Conaire
M'ConrieConrie342Mac Conraoi
O ConrieConrie479Ó Conraoi
M'Conroweconrowe343Mac Conrub.a (Mac Conrubha)
M'ConryConry342Mac Conraoi
M'ConrydeConryde343Mac Conriada
M'ConsidineConsidine343Mac Consaidín
On ContyConty432Ó an C.áinte (Ó an Cháinte)
M'ConvaleConvale341Mac Conm.aoil (Mac Conmhaoil)
O ConvanConvan476Ó Conb.áin (Ó Conbháin)
O ConvaneConvane476Ó Conb.áin (Ó Conbháin)
M'ConvayConvay341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
M'ConveaConvea341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
M'ConveyConvey341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
O ConveyConvey478Ó Conm.ead.a (Ó Conmheadha)
M'ConwaieConwaie341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
M'ConwaileConwaile341Mac Conm.aoil (Mac Conmhaoil)
O ConwayConway479Ó Connm.aig. (Ó Connmhaigh)
M'ConwellConwell341Mac Conm.aoil (Mac Conmhaoil)
O ConweyConwey478Ó Conm.ead.a (Ó Conmheadha)
M'ConwickeConwicke341Mac Conm.aic (Mac Conmhaic)
M'ConyCony342Mac Connaid. (Mac Connaidh)
O ConyneConyne471Ó Coinín
M'CoodeCoode412Mac Uaid
M'CooeCooe332Mac Cob.t.aig. (Mac Cobhthaigh)
M'CooelCooel353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
M'CooganCoogan358Mac Eoc.agáin (Mac Eochagáin)
M'CooleCoole353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O CoonaghanCoonaghan487Ó Cuanac.áin (Ó Cuanacháin)
O CoonyCoony487Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanac. (Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanach)

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