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 09 December 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'DaDa348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
O DaaDaa494Ó Deag.aid. (Ó Deaghaidh)
O DaffieDaffie494Ó Deab.t.aig. (Ó Deabhthaigh)
O DahillDahill494Ó Dat.ail (Ó Dathail)
O DaireDaire492Ó Dáire
O DallaghanDallaghan492Ó Dalac.áin (Ó Dalacháin)
O DallanDallan494Ó Dalláin
O DallarieDallarie492Ó Dailb.re (Ó Dailbhre)
O DallonDallon494Ó Dalláin
de DaltuneDaltune242Dalatún, Daltún
M'DamoreDamore348Mac Dáib.id. Mór, Mac D.áib.id. Mór (Mac Dáibhidh Mór, Mac Dháibhidh Mór)
O DanaisaDanaisa506Ó Donng.usa (Ó Donnghusa)
O DaneDane495Ó Déag.ain (Ó Déaghain)
O DangussaDangussa506Ó Donng.usa (Ó Donnghusa)
O DanielDaniel499Ó Dom.naill (Ó Domhnaill)
M'DareyDarey349Mac Dáire
O DarganeDargane495Ó Deargáin
O DariganDarigan495Ó Deargáin
O DarmodieDarmodie495Ó Dearmada
M'DaryDary349Mac Dáire
O DasshowneDasshowne495Ó Deasmum.naig. (Ó Deasmumhnaigh)
O DassunyDassuny495Ó Deasmum.naig. (Ó Deasmumhnaigh)
DaundonDaundon282Dollard, Dollart
O DavanDavan494Ó Dam.áin (Ó Damháin)
M'DaveDave348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
O DaverinDaverin491Ó Dáb.oireann (Ó Dábhoireann)
O DavernDavern491Ó Dáb.oireann (Ó Dábhoireann)
M'DaveydDaveyd348Mac Daib.éid (Mac Daibhéid)
M'DavidDavid348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
M'David MoreDavid More348Mac Dáib.id. Mór, Mac D.áib.id. Mór (Mac Dáibhidh Mór, Mac Dháibhidh Mór)
M'DavieDavie348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
O DavineDavine492Ó Daim.ín (Ó Daimhín)
M'DavockDavock347Mac Dab.óc, Mac Dab.óg, Mac Dab.uc, Mac Dab.uic (Mac Dabhóc, Mac Dabhóg, Mac Dabhuc, Mac Dabhuic)
M'DavogDavog347Mac Dab.óc, Mac Dab.óg, Mac Dab.uc, Mac Dab.uic (Mac Dabhóc, Mac Dabhóg, Mac Dabhuc, Mac Dabhuic)
O DavorenDavoren491Ó Dáb.oireann (Ó Dábhoireann)
M'DavyDavy348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
M'Davy MoreDavy More348Mac Dáib.id. Mór, Mac D.áib.id. Mór (Mac Dáibhidh Mór, Mac Dháibhidh Mór)
O DaweDawe494Ó Deag.aid. (Ó Deaghaidh)
O DawryDawry492Ó Dáire
M'DayDay348Mac Dáib.id. (Mac Dáibhidh)
O DayeDaye494Ó Deag.aid. (Ó Deaghaidh)
O DeachanDeachan496Ó Díoc.on (Ó Díochon)
O DeadieDeadie494Ó Déadaig. (Ó Déadaigh)
M'DeaneDeane312Mac an Deagáin, Mac an Degánaig. (Mac an Deagáin, Mac an Degánaigh)son of the dean
O DeaneDeane495Ó Déag.ain (Ó Déaghain)
O DearainDearain495Ó Dearáin
DeasagheDeasaghe264Déiseac. (Déiseach)
O DeasonDeason495Ó Deasmum.naig. (Ó Deasmumhnaigh)
O DeayDeay494Ó Deag.aid. (Ó Deaghaidh)
O DecanDecan495Ó Deocáin
O DeeryDeery498Ó Doig.re (Ó Doighre)
O DemsyDemsy496Ó Díomasaig. (Ó Díomasaigh)
O DenaghieDenaghie517Ó Duineac.d.a (Ó Duineachdha)
de DeneDene270Denn
M'DenisDenis352Mac Donnc.ad.a, Mac Donnc.aid. (Mac Donnchadha, Mac Donnchaidh)
O DenisiDenisi506Ó Donng.usa (Ó Donnghusa)
O DenrathayDenrathay516Ó Duib.innreac.taig. (Ó Duibhinnreachtaigh)
O DeraneDerane495Ó Dearáin
M'DerbyDerby349Mac Diarmada
O DerganeDergane495Ó Deargáin
O DerigDerig495Ó Deirg
M'DermodyDermody349Mac Diarmada
O DermodyDermody496Ó Diarmada
M'Dermody RoeDermody Roe350Mac Diarmada Ruad. (Mac Diarmada Ruadh)
O DermoeDermoe497Ó Díorma, Ó Díormaig. (Ó Díorma, Ó Díormaigh)
M'DermondeDermonde349Mac Diarmada
M'DermotDermot349Mac Diarmada
O DerranDerran497Ó Dioráin
O DerrenDerren497Ó Dirín
O DerrickDerrick495Ó Deirg
O'DerrieDerrie498Ó Doireid., Ó Doirid. (Ó Doireidh, Ó Doiridh)
DerriroeDerriroe492Ó Dairb.re (Ó Dairbhre)
O DesmondeDesmonde495Ó Deasmum.naig. (Ó Deasmumhnaigh)
O DeublingeDeublinge497Ó Dob.ailein (Ó Dobhailein)
O DevanyDevany509Ó Dub.ánaig. (Ó Dubhánaigh)
O DevenieDevenie515Ó Dui.eannaig. (Ó Duiheannaigh)
O DevlinDevlin497Ó Dob.ailein (Ó Dobhailein)
O DevlinDevlin498Ó Doibilein, Ó Doibilín
O DevlineDevline498Ó Doibilein, Ó Doibilín
O DevyDevy516Ó Duib.id.e (Ó Duibhidhe)
M'DeytDeyt348Mac Daib.éid (Mac Daibhéid)
O'DiamainDiamain496Ó Diamáin
O DieDie496Ó Diag.aid. (Ó Diaghaidh)
O DiermaDierma497Ó Díorma, Ó Díormaig. (Ó Díorma, Ó Díormaigh)
O DiermodaDiermoda496Ó Diarmada
O DiermotDiermot496Ó Diarmada
O DiginDigin515Ó Duib.ginn (Ó Duibhginn)
O DihirtieDihirtie498Ó Doic.eartaig. (Ó Doicheartaigh)
O DillineDilline516Ó Duillín
DillounDilloun281Díolm.ain, Díolún (Díolmhain, Díolún)
O DinagherDinagher516Ó Duineac.air (Ó Duineachair)
O DinanDinan492Ó Dag.náin (Ó Daghnáin)
O DineganeDinegane518Ó Duinneagáin
O DingineDingine517Ó Duinnc.inn (Ó Duinnchinn)
DirlandDirland264de Írleont
O DiverDiver516Ó Duib.id.ir (Ó Duibhidhir)
O DivieDivie516Ó Duib.id.e (Ó Duibhidhe)
DivirickeDiviricke516Ó Duib.ric (Ó Duibhric)
O DivrickDivrick516Ó Duib.ric (Ó Duibhric)
O DoaneDoane509Ó Dub.áin (Ó Dubháin)
O DockreyDockrey498Ó Doc.raid., Ó Doc.raig. (Ó Dochraidh, Ó Dochraigh)
O DoddieDoddie510Ó Dub.da (Ó Dubhda)
O DoelaneDoelane512Ó Dub.láin (Ó Dubhláin)
M'DoellDoell353Mac Dub.g.aill (Mac Dubhghaill)
O DogaillDogaill511Ó Dub.gaill (Ó Dubhgaill)
O DoghartieDoghartie497Ó Doc.artaig. (Ó Dochartaigh)
O DoghonDoghon510Ó Dub.c.on (Ó Dubhchon)
O DogowynDogowyn511Ó Dub.d.úin (Ó Dubhdhúin)
O DogrieDogrie498Ó Doc.raid., Ó Doc.raig. (Ó Dochraidh, Ó Dochraigh)
O DohonDohon510Ó Dub.c.on (Ó Dubhchon)
M'DoileDoile353Mac Dub.g.aill (Mac Dubhghaill)
O DolaghanDolaghan492Ó Dalac.áin (Ó Dalacháin)
O DolaneDolane512Ó Dub.láin (Ó Dubhláin)
DoleoDoleo265de Liat. (de Liath)
O DollyDolly494Ó Dat.laoic. (Ó Dathlaoich)
O DologherDologher493Ó Dalac.air (Ó Dalachair)
O DologhintyeDologhintye518Ó Dulc.aointig., Ó Dulc.onta (Ó Dulchaointigh, Ó Dulchonta)

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