16th & 17th Century Anglicized Irish Surnames from Woulfe

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

© 2005-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.2, updated 03 November 2007

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


O CorbaeCorbae482Ó Corrbuid.e (Ó Corrbuidhe)
de CorbalyCorbaly255de Corb.aile (de Corbhaile)
O CorbaneCorbane480Ó Corbáin
O CorbinCorbin472Ó Coirbín
M'CorboyCorboy344Mac Corrbuid.e (Mac Corrbuidhe)
M'CorbyCorby344Mac Corrbuid.e (Mac Corrbuidhe)
M'CorcraneCorcrane344Mac Corcráin
O CorcraneCorcrane480Ó Corcráin
O CorduffeCorduffe482Ó Corrduib. (Ó Corrduibh)
O CorhaneCorhane481Ó Corráin
O CoribaneCoribane480Ó Corbáin
M'CorisheCorishe360Mac F.eórais, Mac F.eóruis (Mac Fheórais, Mac Fheóruis)
M'CorkanCorkan344Mac Corcáin
O CorkanCorkan480Ó Corcáin
M'CorkaneCorkane344Mac Corcáin
O CorkeraneCorkerane480Ó Corcráin
O CorkeryCorkery480Ó Corcra
O CorkranCorkran480Ó Corcráin
M'CorkraneCorkrane344Mac Corcráin
O CormacanCormacan480Ó Cormacáin
O CormackCormack481Ó Cormaic
M'CormaineCormaine381Mac Gormáin
O CormakaneCormakane480Ó Cormacáin
O CormickCormick481Ó Cormaic
M'CorrCorr344Mac Corra, Mac Corraid. (Mac Corra, Mac Corraidh)
O CorrCorr481Ó Corra
O CorraineCorraine481Ó Corráin
O CorrenCorren481Ó Corraid.ín (Ó Corraidhín)
M'CorreyCorrey344Mac Corra, Mac Corraid. (Mac Corra, Mac Corraidh)
O CorridanCorridan481Ó Corradáin
O CorrieCorrie481Ó Corraid. (Ó Corraidh)
O CorriganeCorrigane481Ó Corragáin
O CorrinCorrin481Ó Corraid.ín (Ó Corraidhín)
M'CorrineCorrine344Mac Corraid.ín (Mac Corraidhín)
O CorryCorry481Ó Corra
O CorryCorry481Ó Corraid. (Ó Corraidh)
O CoryCory474Ó Com.raid.e (Ó Comhraidhe)
O CoschrachanCoschrachan482Ó Coscrac.áin (Ó Coscracháin)
M'CosdalloweCosdallowe397Mac Oisdealb., Mac Oisdealb.aig. (Mac Oisdealbh, Mac Oisdealbhaigh)
M'CosegraveCosegrave344Mac Coscraig. (Mac Coscraigh)
O CosgraCosgra482Ó Coscraig. (Ó Coscraigh)
O CosheCoshe472Ó Coise
O CoskerCosker482Ó Coscair
O CoskirrCoskirr482Ó Coscair
O CoskryCoskry482Ó Coscraig. (Ó Coscraigh)
O CosnechanCosnechan482Ó Cosnac.áin (Ó Cosnacháin)
M'CosquyrCosquyr398Mac Oscair
O CossaneCossane453Ó Casáin
O CossaneCossane482Ó Cosáin
M'CossrichanCossrichan344Mac Coscrac.áin (Mac Coscracháin)
M'CostaligheCostalighe397Mac Oisdealb., Mac Oisdealb.aig. (Mac Oisdealbh, Mac Oisdealbhaigh)
M'CosteganCostegan345Mac Costagáin
M'CosteganeCostegane345Mac Costagáin
M'CostegineCostegine398Mac Oisticín, Mac Oistigín
M'CostelloweCostellowe397Mac Oisdealb., Mac Oisdealb.aig. (Mac Oisdealbh, Mac Oisdealbhaigh)
M'CostigineCostigine397-8Mac Oisticín, Mac Oistigín
M'CostikineCostikine397Mac Oisticín, Mac Oistigín
M'CostyCosty397Mac Oiste
M'CottirCottir398Mac Oitir
M'CottirCottir335Mac Coitir
de CottouneCottoune256de Cotún
M'CottyrCottyr398Mac Oitir
de CotunCotun256de Cotún
M'CougaldCougald353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O CoughaneCoughane486Ó Couc.áin (Ó Coucháin)
O CoughlaneCoughlane469Ó Coc.láin (Ó Cochláin)
M'CoulaghanCoulaghan412Mac Uallac.áin (Mac Uallacháin)
O CoullaghanCoullaghan491Ó Cúlac.áin (Ó Cúlacháin)
O CouloghanCouloghan491Ó Cúlac.áin (Ó Cúlacháin)
M'CoulrayCoulray346Mac Cúilriab.aig. (Mac Cúilriabhaigh)
O CoultranCoultran473Ó Coltaráin
M'CowadeCowade412Mac Uaid
O CowanCowan473Ó Com.d.ain (Ó Comhdhain)
M'CowaneCowane336Mac Com.d.ain (Mac Comhdhain)
M'CowartCowart346Mac Cuarta, Mac Cuairt
M'CowgallCowgall353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O CowganCowgan486Ó Cuagáin
O CowghaneCowghane486Ó Couc.áin (Ó Coucháin)
O CowhowCowhow456O Cat.m.og.a (O Cathmhogha)
M'CowlaCowla343Mac Conulad. (Mac Conuladh)
M'CowleyCowley343Mac Conulad. (Mac Conuladh)
M'CowlinCowlin346Mac Cuilinn
M'CowloeCowloe343Mac Conulad. (Mac Conuladh)
O CowltaynCowltayn473Ó Com.altáin (Ó Comhaltáin)
O CowmaneCowmane473Ó Comáin
O CownaCowna487Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanac. (Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanach)
O CownanCownan487Ó Cuanáin
O CowrieCowrie474Ó Com.raid.e (Ó Comhraidhe)
M'CowrtyCowrty346Mac Cuarta, Mac Cuairt
M'CowskerCowsker398Mac Oscair
M'CowyleCowyle353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
M'CoyleCoyle353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O CoyneCoyne447Ó Cad.ain (Ó Cadhain)
O CoyneCoyne489Ó Cuinn
O CoynliskeCoynliske471Ó Coinleisc, Ó Coinlisc
CraddokCraddok239Creadóc, Creadóg
CradokCradok239Creadóc, Creadóg
M'CraghCragh401Mac Rait. (Mac Raith)
M'CralyCraly400Mac Rág.allaig. (Mac Rághallaigh)
M'CralyCraly402Mac Rog.allaig. (Mac Roghallaigh)
O CrashieCrashie469Ó Cnáim.sig.e (Ó Cnáimhsighe)
O CrashieCrashie483Ó Cráim.sig.e (Ó Cráimhsighe)
de CraufordCrauford256de Cráfort
M'CravenCraven345Mac Cráb.áin (Mac Crábháin)
M'CravinCravin345Mac Cráb.áin (Mac Crábháin)
M'CrawleCrawle400Mac Rág.allaig. (Mac Rághallaigh)
M'CrawleyCrawley400Mac Rág.allaig. (Mac Rághallaigh)
M'CrawleyCrawley402Mac Rog.allaig. (Mac Roghallaigh)
M'CrayeCraye401Mac Rait. (Mac Raith)
M'CraytheCraythe401Mac Rait. (Mac Raith)
M'CreaghCreagh401Mac Rait. (Mac Raith)
O CreanCrean484Ó Croid.eáin (Ó Croidheáin)
O CreaneCreane484Ó Croid.eáin (Ó Croidheáin)
CreavaghCreavagh239Craob.ac. (Craobhach)
de CreckCreck256de Craig
M'CredanCredan345Mac Críodáin
O CredaneCredane483Ó Críodáin
O CreghanCreghan483Ó Creac.áin, Ó Créac.áin (Ó Creacháin, Ó Créacháin)
O CreghanCreghan483Ó Crioc.áin, Ó Críoc.áin (Ó Criocháin, Ó Críocháin)
M'CrellCrell401Mac Réill
M'CrenanCrenan345Mac Críonáin
M'CrenirCrenir412Mac T.réinf.ir (Mac Thréinfhir)
M'CreohanCreohan345Mac Criom.t.ainn (Mac Criomhthainn)
O CrevanCrevan483Ó Craob.áin (Ó Craobháin)
M'CreveCreve401Mac Riab.aig. (Mac Riabhaigh)
M'CrevertyCreverty402Mac Rit.b.eartaig. (Mac Rithbheartaigh)
O CrevyCrevy483Ó Craoib.e (Ó Craoibhe)
M'CreynieCreynie401Mac Raig.ne (Mac Raighne)
O CriaghanCriaghan483Ó Crioc.áin, Ó Críoc.áin (Ó Criocháin, Ó Críocháin)
O CrianeCriane484Ó Croid.eáin (Ó Croidheáin)
M'CridaneCridane345Mac Críodáin
O CridiganCridigan484Ó Croid.eagáin (Ó Croidheagáin)
M'CriffonCriffon345Mac Criom.t.ainn (Mac Criomhthainn)
M'CriffortieCriffortie402Mac Rit.b.eartaig. (Mac Rithbheartaigh)
M'CriganCrigan402Mac Riagáin
M'CriganCrigan345Mac Criagáin
O CriganCrigan484Ó Croid.eagáin (Ó Croidheagáin)
O CriganeCrigane484Ó Croid.eagáin (Ó Croidheagáin)
O CrinegineCrinegine484Ó Crionagáin
M'CriohinCriohin345Mac Criom.t.ainn (Mac Criomhthainn)
M'CristieCristie345Mac Críosta
M'CrobackeCrobacke402Mac Robuic
M'CrodaneCrodane402Mac Rodáin
M'CroddanCroddan402Mac Rodáin
de CroftuneCroftune256de Croc.tún (de Crochtún)
de CroftusCroftus256de Croc.tas (de Crochtas)
M'CroleCrole400Mac Rág.allaig. (Mac Rághallaigh)
M'CroleCrole402Mac Rog.allaig. (Mac Roghallaigh)
O CroleyCroley485Ó Cruad.laoic. (Ó Cruadhlaoich)
O CrolyCroly485Ó Cruad.laoic. (Ó Cruadhlaoich)
O CromineCromine484Ó Croimín
O CromruskeCromruske485Ó Cromruisc
O CromyCromy485Ó Cromt.a (Ó Cromtha)
O CroneCrone484Ó Cróin
O CronegilCronegil485Ó Cróng.ail (Ó Crónghail)
O CronellCronell485Ó Cróng.ail (Ó Crónghail)
O CroniganeCronigane485Ó Crónagáin
O CronineCronine484Ó Cróinín
O CronowlyCronowly485Ó Cróng.aile (Ó Crónghaile)
O CronullyCronully485Ó Cróng.aile (Ó Crónghaile)
M'CronyCrony326Mac Carrg.am.na (Mac Carrghamhna)
O CronynCronyn484Ó Cróinín
de CrosseCrosse256de Crúis
O CrottyCrotty485Ó Crotaig. (Ó Crotaigh)
O CrowlyCrowly485Ó Cruad.laoic. (Ó Cruadhlaoich)
M'CroyCroy402Mac Ruaid. (Mac Ruaidh)
de CruceCruce256de Crúis
O CrumreskeCrumreske485Ó Cromruisc
O CrumyneCrumyne486Ó Cruimín
O CruneganeCrunegane484Ó Crionagáin
M'CruttanCruttan346Mac Cruitín
M'CruttenCrutten346Mac Cruitín
M'CrylllyCryllly400Mac Rag.aillig. (Mac Raghailligh)
M'CualCual353Mac D.ub.gaill (Mac Dhubhgaill)
O CuaynCuayn486Ó Cuain
O CuddieCuddie487Ó Cuidig.t.ig. (Ó Cuidighthigh)
M'CuffeCuffe354Mac D.uib. (Mac Dhuibh)
M'CuffenyCuffeny333Mac Coib.d.eanaig. (Mac Coibhdheanaigh)
O CuillinanCuillinan488Ó Cuileannáin
M'CuillineCuilline413M'Uid.ilín, Mac Uid.lín, Mac Uig.ilín (M'Uidhilín, Mac Uidhlín, Mac Uighilín)
O CuillineCuilline488Ó Cuilín
O CuirkCuirk490Ó Cuirc
O CullaineCullaine487Ó Cuileáin
O CullanayneCullanayne488Ó Cuileannáin
O CulliganCulligan472Ó Colgan
O CulliggineCulliggine471Ó Coilgin
O CullinCullin488Ó Cuilinn
M'CullineCulline333Mac Coilín
O CulloneCullone456Ó Cat.luain (Ó Cathluain)
O CulloneCullone488Ó Cuileam.ain (Ó Cuileamhain)
O CullyCully472Ó Colla
M'CultullyCultully390Mac M.aoltuile (Mac Mhaoltuile)
O CumynCumyn489Ó Cuimín
M'CunaynCunayn347Mac Cuinneáin
O CunnaghanCunnaghan478Ó Connac.áin (Ó Connacháin)
M'CunneganeCunnegane347Mac Cuinneagáin
M'CunnyCunny342Mac Connaid. (Mac Connaidh)
O CunnyCunny471Ó Coinne
M'CuntullyCuntully390Mac M.aoltuile (Mac Mhaoltuile)
O CurduffeCurduffe482Ó Corrduib. (Ó Corrduibh)
M'CurineCurine344Mac Corraid.ín (Mac Corraidhín)
O CurineCurine491Ó Cuirín
O CurnyneCurnyne491Ó Cuirnín, Ó Cúirnín
O CurraneCurrane481Ó Corráin
O CurraneCurrane491Ó Curráin
O CurridaneCurridane481Ó Corradáin
O CurriganCurrigan481Ó Corragáin
O CurrineCurrine481Ó Corraid.ín (Ó Corraidhín)
M'CurtaineCurtaine306Mac Airteáin
M'CurtaineCurtaine325Mac Cairteáin
M'CurtaineCurtaine347Mac Curtáin
M'CurtayneCurtayne306Mac Airteáin
M'CurtayneCurtayne325Mac Cairteáin
M'CurtayneCurtayne347Mac Curtáin
M'CuryleCuryle411Mac T.oirdealb.aig. (Mac Thoirdealbhaigh)
de CusaakCusaak254de Cíom.sóg, de Ciúm.sóg (de Cíomhsóg, de Ciúmhsóg)
de CusackCusack254de Cíom.sóg, de Ciúm.sóg (de Cíomhsóg, de Ciúmhsóg)
O CushieCushie472Ó Coise
M'CuyllenCuyllen413M'Uid.ilín, Mac Uid.lín, Mac Uig.ilín (M'Uidhilín, Mac Uidhlín, Mac Uighilín)
M'CuyrtCuyrt346Mac Cuarta, Mac Cuairt
O CwigleyCwigley470Ó Coiglig. (Ó Coigligh)
O CwillCwill488Ó Cuill
M'CwlinCwlin346Mac Cuilinn
M'CwlkineCwlkine413Mac Uilcín
O CwonyCwony487Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanac. (Ó Cuana, Ó Cuanach)
M'CyneligCynelig334Mac Coing.eallaig. (Mac Coingheallaigh)

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