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


M'GafferieGafferie364Mac Gafraid. (Mac Gafraidh)
M'GaffneyGaffney326Mac Carrg.am.na (Mac Carrghamhna)
M'GaghnyGaghny419Mag F.ac.tna (Mag Fhachtna)
O GahanGahan539Ó Gaoit.ín (Ó Gaoithín)
O GaineGaine540Ó Géib.inn (Ó Géibhinn)
de GalballyGalbally258de Gallb.aile (de Gallbhaile)
GaldufGalduf290Galldub. (Galldubh)
O GalganGalgan539Ó Gealagáin
O GallaneGallane538Ó Galáin, Ó Galláin
O GallchoeGallchoe538Ó Gallc.ú (Ó Gallchú)
O GalleganeGallegane539Ó Gealagáin
O GalleghureGalleghure538Ó Gallc.ob.air (Ó Gallchobhair)
O GallinGallin537Ó Gaillín
O GallivainGallivain539Ó Gealb.áin (Ó Gealbháin)
O GalloghoeGalloghoe538Ó Gallc.ú (Ó Gallchú)
O GallonGallon538Ó Galáin, Ó Galláin
de GallowayGalloway258de Gaillid.e (de Gaillidhe)
M'GallredockerGallredocker349Mac D.áil re Doc.air (Mac Dháil re Dochair)
de GallweiaGallweia258de Gaillid.e (de Gaillidhe)
O GalvaneGalvane539Ó Gealb.áin (Ó Gealbháin)
M'GanaGana416Mag Canna
M'GanleieGanleie426Mag S.eanlaoic. (Mag Sheanlaoich)
O GanonGanon541Ó Gionnáin
M'GaraGara364Mac Gad.ra (Mac Gadhra)
M'GaraghanGaraghan421Mag Garac.áin (Mag Garacháin)
de GardGard259de Geárd
M'GareeGaree419Mag F.earad.aig. (Mag Fhearadhaigh)
O GareyGarey535-536Ó Gad.ra (Ó Gadhra)
M'GarganGargan365Mac Geargáin
O GarganGargan540Ó Geargáin
M'GariltGarilt365Mac Gearailt
M'GarragherGarragher420Mag F.earc.air (Mag Fhearchair)
M'GarraghtieGarraghtie414Mag Aireac.taig. (Mag Aireachtaigh)
M'GarrellGarrell420Mag F.earg.ail (Mag Fhearghail)
O GarreveyGarrevey537Ó Gairb.f.éic., Ó Gairb.f.iaic. (Ó Gairbhfhéich, Ó Gairbhfhiaich)
M'GarrileGarrile420Mag F.earg.ail (Mag Fhearghail)
M'GarrottGarrott365Mac Gearóid
O GarryGarry535-536Ó Gad.ra (Ó Gadhra)
M'GarryeGarrye419Mag F.earad.aig. (Mag Fhearadhaigh)
O GarvanGarvan539Ó Garb.áin (Ó Garbháin)
O GarvaneGarvane539Ó Garb.áin (Ó Garbháin)
O GarvenGarven537Ó Gairb.ín (Ó Gairbhín)
O GarveyGarvey537Ó Gairb.eit, Ó Gairb.it. (Ó Gairbheit, Ó Gairbhith)
M'GarvieGarvie364Mac Gairb.eit., Mac Gairb.it. (Mac Gairbheith, Mac Gairbhith)
O GarvieGarvie537Ó Gairb.eit, Ó Gairb.it. (Ó Gairbheit, Ó Gairbhith)
O GarvyneGarvyne537Ó Gairb.ín (Ó Gairbhín)
M'GarwayGarway364Mac Gairb.eit., Mac Gairb.it. (Mac Gairbheith, Mac Gairbhith)
O GaryveighGaryveigh537Ó Gairb.f.éic., Ó Gairb.f.iaic. (Ó Gairbhfhéich, Ó Gairbhfhiaich)
de GascoynGascoyn259de Gascún
O GavanGavan535Ó Gáb.áin (Ó Gábháin)
O GawenGawen536Ó Gáib.ín (Ó Gáibhín)
O GawinGawin536Ó Gáib.ín (Ó Gáibhín)
O GawineGawine536Ó Gáib.ín (Ó Gáibhín)
M'GawnaGawna364Mac Gam.na (Mac Gamhna)
O GawnaineGawnaine538Ó Gam.náin (Ó Gamhnáin)
M'GawneGawne364Mac Gam.na (Mac Gamhna)
O GawneyGawney538Ó Gam.na (Ó Gamhna)
M'GawnyGawny364Mac Gam.na (Mac Gamhna)
O GawnyGawny538Ó Gam.na (Ó Gamhna)
O GawranGawran535Ó Gab.ráin (Ó Gabhráin)
M'GayGay415Mag Aod.a, Mag Aoid. (Mag Aodha, Mag Aoidh)
M'GayerGayer313Mac an G.eairr, Mac an G.irr (Mac an Gheairr, Mac an Ghirr)son of the short, or low-sized, man
M'GeaffeGeaffe418Mag Eat.ac. (Mag Eathach)
M'GeaghanGeaghan418Mag Eac.áin (Mag Eacháin)
O GealaneGealane539Ó Gealáin
O GeallaneGeallane539Ó Gealáin
O GealwaineGealwaine539Ó Gealb.áin (Ó Gealbháin)
M'GeanayneGeanayne420Mag F.ionnáin (Mag Fhionnáin)
O GeaneGeane540Ó Géib.inn (Ó Géibhinn)
O GeanyGeany540Ó Géib.eannaig., Ó G.eib.eannaig. (Ó Géibheannaigh, Ó Gheibheannaigh)
O GearyGeary535-536Ó Gad.ra (Ó Gadhra)
M'GebenayGebenay366Mac Gibne
M' GeffreyGeffrey404Mac Seafraid. (Mac Seafraidh)
O GehinGehin539Ó Gaoit.ín (Ó Gaoithín)
O GeirieGeirie535-536Ó Gad.ra (Ó Gadhra)
M'GellecheraneGellecherane370Mac Giolla C.iaráin (Mac Giolla Chiaráin)
M'GennanGennan420Mag F.ionnáin (Mag Fhionnáin)
M'GennayGennay416Mag Cineáit. (Mag Cineáith)
M'GennellGennell421Mag F.ionng.ail (Mag Fhionnghail)
M'GenuraGenura421Mag F.ionnb.arra (Mag Fhionnbharra)
M'GenuryGenury421Mag F.ionnb.arra (Mag Fhionnbharra)
M'GeoghanGeoghan419Mag Eoc.áin (Mag Eocháin)
M'GeoghegaineGeoghegaine418Mag Eoc.agáin (Mag Eochagáin)
M'GeoghoeGeoghoe418Mag Eoc.ad.a (Mag Eochadha)
M'GeraldGerald365Mac Gearailt
O GeraneGerane539Ó Géaráin
M'GereganGeregan365Mac Geargáin
M'GergaineGergaine365Mac Geargáin
M'GerodeGerode365Mac Gearóid
M'GerryGerry419Mag F.earad.aig. (Mag Fhearadhaigh)
GervaiseGervaise290Gearb.ás (Gearbhás)
GervaseGervase290Gearb.ás (Gearbhás)
O GeveneyGeveney540Ó Géib.eannaig., Ó G.eib.eannaig. (Ó Géibheannaigh, Ó Gheibheannaigh)
M'GewnieGewnie417Mag D.uib.ne (Mag Dhuibhne)
M'GeyGey415Mag Aod.a, Mag Aoid. (Mag Aodha, Mag Aoidh)
O GeyneGeyne540Ó Géib.inn (Ó Géibhinn)
M'GhyGhy415Mag Aod.a, Mag Aoid. (Mag Aodha, Mag Aoidh)
O GianyGiany540Ó Géib.eannaig., Ó G.eib.eannaig. (Ó Géibheannaigh, Ó Gheibheannaigh)
O GibbelanGibbelan540Ó Gibealláin
O GibbellayneGibbellayne540Ó Gibealláin
O GibneyGibney540Ó Gibne
O GibnyGibny540Ó Gibne
M'GiboneGibone366Mac Giobúin
M'GibowneGibowne366Mac Giobúin
M'GiehieGiehie364Mac Gaoit.e (Mac Gaoithe)
O GieranGieran539Ó Géaráin
O GighineGighine539Ó Gaoit.ín (Ó Gaoithín)
O GihineGihine539Ó Gaoit.ín (Ó Gaoithín)
M'GilbaneGilbane367Mac Giolla B.áin (Mac Giolla Bháin)
M'GilbertGilbert366Mac Gilbeirt
M'GilboyGilboy368Mac Giollab.uid.e (Mac Giollabhuidhe)
O GilboyGilboy540Ó Giollab.uid.e (Ó Giollabhuidhe)
M'GilcomyGilcomy370Mac Giolla C.óimd.ead. (Mac Giolla Chóimdheadh)
M'GilcoskerGilcosker371Mac Giolla C.oscair (Mac Giolla Choscair)
M'GilduffGilduff372Mac Giolla D.uib. (Mac Giolla Dhuibh)
O GilganGilgan541Ó Giollagáin
M'GilgeaGilgea372Mac Giolla Dé
M'GilgowlyeGilgowlye375Mac Giolla G.uala (Mac Giolla Ghuala)
M'GilgrimGilgrim375Mac Giolla G.uirm (Mac Giolla Ghuirm)
M'GilkuskleyGilkuskley370Mac Giolla C.oiscle (Mac Giolla Choiscle)
M'GilkuslieGilkuslie370Mac Giolla C.oiscle (Mac Giolla Choiscle)
M'GillacahairGillacahair369Mac Giolla C.at.air (Mac Giolla Chathair)
Macgillachairgillachair369Mac Giolla C.at.air (Mac Giolla Chathair)
M'GillachomhaillGillachomhaill371Mac Giolla C.om.g.aill (Mac Giolla Chomhghaill)
M'GillachristGillachrist371Mac Giolla C.ríost (Mac Giolla Chríost)
M'GillacleyneGillacleyne370Mac Giollac.laoin (Mac Giollachlaoin)
M'GillacoellGillacoell371Mac Giolla C.om.g.aill (Mac Giolla Chomhghaill)
M'GillacollomGillacollom371Mac Giolla C.olm, Mac Giolla C.oluim (Mac Giolla Cholm, Mac Giolla Choluim)
M'GillacristGillacrist371Mac Giolla C.ríost (Mac Giolla Chríost)
M'GillacunyeGillacunye370Mac Giolla C.oinnig. (Mac Giolla Choinnigh)
MacGillafyndeanGillafyndean374Mac Giolla F.earga (Mac Giolla Fhearga)
M'GillaghiranGillaghiran370Mac Giolla C.iaráin (Mac Giolla Chiaráin)
M'GillaghlinGillaghlin380Mac Giolla S.eac.lainn (Mac Giolla Sheachlainn)
M'GillahareGillahare369Mac Giolla C.at.air (Mac Giolla Chathair)
O GillainGillain541Ó Giolláin
M'GillakellyGillakelly369Mac Giolla C.eallaig. (Mac Giolla Cheallaigh)
M'GillaleaGillalea376Mac Giolla Léit. (Mac Giolla Léith)
M'GillallenGillallen373Mac Giolla F.aoláin (Mac Giolla Fhaoláin)
M'GillamartinGillamartin376Mac Giolla M.ártain (Mac Giolla Mhártain)
O GillaneGillane541Ó Giolláin
M'GillapatrickGillapatrick378Mac Giolla P.ádraig (Mac Giolla Phádraig)
M'GillaphoillGillaphoill378Mac Giolla P.óil (Mac Giolla Phóil)
M'GillaroeGillaroe379Mac Giolla Ruaid. (Mac Giolla Ruaidh)
M'GillaroweGillarowe379Mac Giolla Ruaid. (Mac Giolla Ruaidh)
M'GillaroyeGillaroye379Mac Giolla Ruaid. (Mac Giolla Ruaidh)
M'GillaroynGillaroyn379Mac Giolla Ruad.áin (Mac Giolla Ruadháin)
M'GillaspeckeGillaspecke373Mac Giolla Easpuig
M'GillaspickGillaspick373Mac Giolla Easpuig
M'GillavartinGillavartin376Mac Giolla M.ártain (Mac Giolla Mhártain)
M'GillavearnogeGillavearnoge377Mac Giolla M.earnóg (Mac Giolla Mhearnóg)
M'GillavoyeGillavoye368Mac Giollab.uid.e (Mac Giollabhuidhe)
O GillavoyeGillavoye540Ó Giollab.uid.e (Ó Giollabhuidhe)
M'GillavyneGillavyne377Mac Giolla M.ín (Mac Giolla Mhín)
M'GillchoanGillchoan371Mac Giolla C.om.g.ain (Mac Giolla Chomhghain)
M'GillcoskerGillcosker371Mac Giolla C.oscair (Mac Giolla Choscair)
M'GilldogherGilldogher372Mac Giolla Deacair
M'GillebertGillebert366Mac Gilbeirt
M'GilleboyGilleboy368Mac Giollab.uid.e (Mac Giollabhuidhe)
M'GillebridyGillebridy368Mac Giolla B.ríg.de (Mac Giolla Bhríghde)
M'GillecarieGillecarie369Mac Giolla C.arraig. (Mac Giolla Charraigh)
M'GillechallynGillechallyn368Mac Giolla C.aillín (Mac Giolla Chaillín)
M'GillecharryGillecharry369Mac Giolla C.arraig. (Mac Giolla Charraigh)
M'GillechillGillechill370Mac Giolla C.oille (Mac Giolla Choille)
M'GillechoileGillechoile370Mac Giolla C.oille (Mac Giolla Choille)
M'GillechreasteGillechreaste371Mac Giolla C.ríost (Mac Giolla Chríost)
M'GillechynyGillechyny369Mac Giolla C.aoin, Mac Giolla C.aoine (Mac Giolla Chaoin, Mac Giolla Chaoine)
M'GillecloyneGillecloyne370Mac Giollac.laoin (Mac Giollachlaoin)
M'GillecoleGillecole371Mac Giolla C.om.g.aill (Mac Giolla Chomhghaill)
M'GillecolmeGillecolme371Mac Giolla C.olm, Mac Giolla C.oluim (Mac Giolla Cholm, Mac Giolla Choluim)
M'GillecomanGillecoman371Mac Giolla C.omáin (Mac Giolla Chomáin)
M'GilleconnyeGilleconnye370Mac Giolla C.oinnig. (Mac Giolla Choinnigh)
M'GillecosgelieGillecosgelie370Mac Giolla C.oiscle (Mac Giolla Choiscle)
M'GilledogherGilledogher372Mac Giolla Deacair
M'GilledorougheGilledoroughe372Mac Giolla Dorc.a (Mac Giolla Dorcha)
M'GilleduffGilleduff372Mac Giolla D.uib. (Mac Giolla Dhuibh)
M'GilleffinGilleffin374Mac Giolla F.indéin (Mac Giolla Fhindéin)
M'GillegGilleg428Mag Uillic, Mag Uilic
M'GilleganeGillegane375Mac Giollagáin
O GilleganeGillegane541Ó Giollagáin
M'GillegeaGillegea372Mac Giolla Dé
M'GillegeyGillegey372Mac Giolla Dé
M'GillegholeGilleghole371Mac Giolla C.om.g.aill (Mac Giolla Chomhghaill)
M'GilleglasGilleglas375Mac Giolla G.lais (Mac Giolla Ghlais)
M'GillegowlyGillegowly375Mac Giolla G.uala (Mac Giolla Ghuala)
M'GilleguffeGilleguffe372Mac Giolla D.uib. (Mac Giolla Dhuibh)
M'GillehowlyGillehowly380Mac Giolla S.úilig. (Mac Giolla Shúiligh)
M'GillekennieGillekennie370Mac Giolla C.oinnig. (Mac Giolla Choinnigh)
M'GillekyneGillekyne369Mac Giolla C.aoin, Mac Giolla C.aoine (Mac Giolla Chaoin, Mac Giolla Chaoine)
M'GilleleyGilleley376Mac Giolla Léit. (Mac Giolla Léith)
M'GillemichellGillemichell377Mac Giolla M.ic.il (Mac Giolla Mhichil)
M'GillepedireGillepedire378Mac Giolla P.eadair (Mac Giolla Pheadair)
M'GillephadrickGillephadrick378Mac Giolla P.ádraig (Mac Giolla Phádraig)
M'GillereoghGillereogh379Mac Giolla Riab.aig. (Mac Giolla Riabhaigh)
M'GillernaeGillernae378Mac Giolla na Naom. (Mac Giolla na Naomh)
M'GillerneveGillerneve378Mac Giolla na Naom. (Mac Giolla na Naomh)
M'GillesachtaGillesachta376Mac Giolla Iasac.ta (Mac Giolla Iasachta)
M'GillevaneGillevane367Mac Giolla B.áin (Mac Giolla Bháin)
M'GilleverieGilleverie367Mac Giolla B.earaig. (Mac Giolla Bhearaigh)
M'GilleweGillewe368Mac Giollab.uid.e (Mac Giollabhuidhe)
M'GilleweeleGilleweele376Mac Giolla M.aoil (Mac Giolla Mhaoil)
M'GilleworryGilleworry377Mac Giolla M.uire (Mac Giolla Mhuire)
M'GillfoileGillfoile378Mac Giolla P.óil (Mac Giolla Phóil)
M'GillganGillgan375Mac Giollagáin
M'GillicherieGillicherie369Mac Giolla C.éire (Mac Giolla Chéire)
M'GilligariffeGilligariffe375Mac Giolla G.airb. (Mac Giolla Ghairbh)
M'GillinaneaveGillinaneave378Mac Giolla na Naom. (Mac Giolla na Naomh)
M'GillinnionGillinnion374Mac Giolla F.innéin (Mac Giolla Fhinnéin)
M'GillisachtaGillisachta376Mac Giolla Iasac.ta (Mac Giolla Iasachta)
M'GillkineGillkine428Mag Uilcín
M'GilllycattanGilllycattan369Mac Giolla C.atáin (Mac Giolla Chatáin)
M'GilllyedwnGilllyedwn372Mac Giolla D.uinn (Mac Giolla Dhuinn)
M'GillvridGillvrid368Mac Giolla B.ríg.de (Mac Giolla Bhríghde)
M'GillychynaGillychyna369Mac Giolla C.aoin, Mac Giolla C.aoine (Mac Giolla Chaoin, Mac Giolla Chaoine)
M'GillydwineGillydwine372Mac Giolla D.uinn (Mac Giolla Dhuinn)
M'GillykeyryGillykeyry369Mac Giolla C.éire (Mac Giolla Chéire)
M'GillylworinGillylworin376Mac Giolla Luait.rinn (Mac Giolla Luaithrinn)
M'GillyneneaghGillyneneagh378Mac Giolla na nEac. (Mac Giolla na nEach)
M'GillysaghtieGillysaghtie376Mac Giolla Iasac.ta (Mac Giolla Iasachta)
M'GilmartinGilmartin376Mac Giolla M.ártain (Mac Giolla Mhártain)
M'GilmerGilmer377Mac Giolla M.ir (Mac Giolla Mhir)
M'GilmoreGilmore377Mac Giolla M.uire (Mac Giolla Mhuire)
M'GilmurryGilmurry377Mac Giolla M.uire (Mac Giolla Mhuire)
M'GilsenaneGilsenane380Mac Giolla Seanáin, Mac Giolla Sionáin
M'GilsteffanGilsteffan380Mac Giolla Steafáin
M'GilverGilver377Mac Giolla M.ir (Mac Giolla Mhir)
M'GilvineGilvine377Mac Giolla M.ín (Mac Giolla Mhín)
M'GinaghtieGinaghtie420Mag F.inneac.ta, Mag F.inneac.taig., Mag F.ionnac.ta, Mag F.ionnac.taig. (Mag Fhinneachta, Mag Fhinneachtaigh, Mag Fhionnachta, Mag Fhionnachtaigh)
M'GindaleGindale421Mag F.ionng.ail (Mag Fhionnghail)
MacGirrenagastyrGirrenagastyr381Mac Girr an Ad.astair, Mac Girr an Ag.astair (Mac Girr an Adhastair, Mac Girr an Aghastair)
MacGirrenastyrGirrenastyr381Mac Girr an Ad.astair, Mac Girr an Ag.astair (Mac Girr an Adhastair, Mac Girr an Aghastair)
M'GirrieeGirriee419Mag F.earad.aig. (Mag Fhearadhaigh)
MacGirrnaystarGirrnaystar381Mac Girr an Ad.astair, Mac Girr an Ag.astair (Mac Girr an Adhastair, Mac Girr an Aghastair)
M'GivinyGiviny417Mag D.uib.ne (Mag Dhuibhne)
M'GivorGivor422Mag Íom.air (Mag Íomhair)

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