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 MochaneMochane617Ó Moc.áin (Ó Mocháin)
M'MoenassaMoenassa388Mac Mag.nuis, Mac Mag.nusa (Mac Maghnuis, Mac Maghnusa)
O MoenyMoeny612Ó Maonaig. (Ó Maonaigh)
O MoghaneMoghane617Ó Moc.áin (Ó Mocháin)
O MogherMogher619Ó Mot.air (Ó Mothair)
O MoghtMoght618Ó Moc.ta (Ó Mochta)
O MohallanMohallan605Ó Maolc.allann (Ó Maolchallann)
O MohedieMohedie618Ó Moit.ide (Ó Moithide)
O MoheleMohele619Ó Mot.la, Ó Mot.laig. (Ó Mothla, Ó Mothlaigh)
O MoherMoher619Ó Mot.air (Ó Mothair)
O MohilaghaneMohilaghane620Ó Mot.lac.áin (Ó Mothlacháin)
O MoholaneMoholane620Ó Mot.lac.áin (Ó Mothlacháin)
de MohunMohun269de Mot.ún (de Mothún)
M'MoilerMoiler389Mac Maoilir
O MolaghanMolaghan602Ó Maoilsionóg
O MolcalmMolcalm607Ó Maolc.olm, Ó Maolc.oluim (Ó Maolcholm, Ó Maolcholuim)
O MolchaillMolchaill606Ó Maolc.at.ail (Ó Maolchathail)
O MolchalumMolchalum607Ó Maolc.olm, Ó Maolc.oluim (Ó Maolcholm, Ó Maolcholuim)
O MoldergeMolderge598Ó Maoildeirg
O MolklyhyMolklyhy606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MollaneMollane603Ó Maoláin
O MollayeMollaye604Ó Maolaod.a (Ó Maolaodha)
O MollchomyMollchomy607Ó Maolc.omad. (Ó Maolchomadh)
O MolleganeMollegane602Ó Maolagáin
O MolleghanMolleghan602Ó Maoilsionóg
O MollingMolling599Ó Maoilf.inn (Ó Maoilfhinn)
O MollowneMollowne605Ó Maolb.log.ain (Ó Maolbhloghain)
O MollownyMollowny608Ó Maold.om.naig. (Ó Maoldhomhnaigh)
O MolloyeMolloye611Ó Maolm.uaid. (Ó Maolmhuaidh)
O MolmartineMolmartine610Ó Maolm.ártain (Ó Maolmhártain)
O MolmoyMolmoy610Ó Maolmuaid. (Ó Maolmuaidh)
O MologeMologe604Ó Maolaod.óg (Ó Maolaodhóg)
O MolougeMolouge604Ó Maolaod.óg (Ó Maolaodhóg)
O MoloyMoloy604Ó Maolaod.a (Ó Maolaodha)
O MolroneMolrone612Ó Maolruain
O MolstayghMolstaygh602Ó Maoilstéig.e (Ó Maoilstéighe)
O MolvayMolvay600Ó Maoilm.ead.a (Ó Maoilmheadha)
O MolvochoryMolvochory610Ó Maolm.oc.óir (Ó Maolmhochóir)
O MolwyeMolwye611Ó Maolm.uaid. (Ó Maolmhuaidh)
M'MolydonMolydon389Mac M.aoildúin (Mac Mhaoildúin)
O MonaghanMonaghan595Ó Manac.áin, Ó Manc.áin (Ó Manacháin, Ó Mancháin)
O MonaneMonane613Ó Maonáin
O MonaneMonane620Ó Muanáin
O MoneganMonegan596Ó Managáin
O MonegherMonegher596Ó Manac.air (Ó Manachair)
O MoneyMoney612Ó Maonaig. (Ó Maonaigh)
MonfieldMonfield431Móinb.íol (Móinbhíol)
O MonganeMongane618Ó Mongáin
O MongevaineMongevaine618Ó Mongab.áin (Ó Mongabháin)
O MonghanMonghan596Ó Manc.áin (Ó Mancháin)
O MonhilyMonhily613Ó Maong.aile (Ó Maonghaile)
M'MonnellMonnell390Mac Maongail
O MonnillyMonnilly613Ó Maong.aile (Ó Maonghaile)
M'MonnyllMonnyll390Mac Maongail
O MonogeMonoge596Ó Manóg
O MonogeMonoge621Ó Muineóg
MontaineMontaine268de Montáin
MontaynMontayn268de Montáin
O MooneMoone617Ó Moc.áin (Ó Mocháin)
O MooneyMooney612Ó Maonaig. (Ó Maonaigh)
de MoraMora269de Móra
O MoraMora619Ó Mórd.a (Ó Mórdha)
O MoraghanMoraghan623Ó Murc.áin (Ó Murcháin)
O MoraineMoraine618Ó Móráin
O MoraneMorane618Ó Móráin
O MorchoweMorchowe622Ó Murc.ad.a (Ó Murchadha)
MoreenMoreen618Ó Móirín
O MoreganeMoregane621Ó Muireagáin
O MorelyMorely623Ó Murg.aile (Ó Murghaile)
O MorenMoren618Ó Móirín
O MoreyMorey619Ó Mórd.a (Ó Mórdha)
O MorganMorgan621Ó Muireagáin
O MorghaileMorghaile623Ó Murg.aile (Ó Murghaile)
O MorghaneMorghane623Ó Murc.áin (Ó Murcháin)
O MorhellyMorhelly623Ó Murt.uile (Ó Murthuile)
O MoriceMorice622Ó Muirg.is (Ó Muirghis)
M'MoriertaghMoriertagh393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
O MoriertyMorierty621Ó Muirc.eartaig. (Ó Muircheartaigh)
O MorineMorine618Ó Móirín
O MorisaMorisa622Ó Muirg.easa (Ó Muirgheasa)
M'MorishMorish394Mac Muiris, Mac M.uiris (Mac Muiris, Mac Mhuiris)
O MorishMorish622Ó Muirg.is (Ó Muirghis)
M'Morish roeMorish roe394Mac Muiris Ruaid. (Mac Muiris Ruaidh)
M'MorisheyMorishey394Mac Muirg.easa (Mac Muirgheasa)
M'MorneyMorney394Mac Muirnig. (Mac Muirnigh)
M'MornieMornie394Mac Muirnig. (Mac Muirnigh)
M'MoroghoeMoroghoe394Mac Murc.ad.a (Mac Murchadha)
O MoroghoeMoroghoe622Ó Murc.ad.a (Ó Murchadha)
M'MoroghonMoroghon395Mac Murc.áin (Mac Murcháin)
O MoroneMorone620Ó Mug.róin (Ó Mughróin)
O MoronieMoronie612Ó Maolruanaid. (Ó Maolruanaidh)
O MoronieMoronie619Ó Morruanaid. (Ó Morruanaidh)
O MorphyMorphy622Ó Murc.ad.a (Ó Murchadha)
MorreisMorreis268de Moiréis
M'MorriceMorrice394Mac Muiris, Mac M.uiris (Mac Muiris, Mac Mhuiris)
O MorrineMorrine622Ó Muirín
O MorrisMorris622Ó Muirg.is (Ó Muirghis)
O MorrisaneMorrisane622Ó Muirg.easáin (Ó Muirgheasáin)
O MorrisonMorrison622Ó Muirg.easáin (Ó Muirgheasáin)
O MorrissyMorrissy622Ó Muirg.easa (Ó Muirgheasa)
M'MorroghinMorroghin395Mac Murc.áin (Mac Murcháin)
M'MorryeMorrye393Mac Muiread.aig. (Mac Muireadhaigh)
M'MortaghMortagh393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
M'MorteMorte393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
de MortimerMortimer268de Moirtiméir
de MortonMorton269de Mórtún
de MortounMortoun269de Mórtún
de MortunMortun269de Mórtún
MorvernaghMorvernagh431Mórb.oirneac. (Mórbhoirneach)
MorvornaghMorvornagh431Mórb.oirneac. (Mórbhoirneach)
MorvornyMorvorny431Mórb.oirneac. (Mórbhoirneach)
O MoryleMoryle623Ó Mur.gail (Ó Murhgail)
O MorylyMoryly623Ó Murg.aile (Ó Murghaile)
O MoughanMoughan617Ó Moc.áin (Ó Mocháin)
O MoughtMought618Ó Moc.ta (Ó Mochta)
de MounMoun269de Mot.ún (de Mothún)
M'MounellMounell390Mac Maongail
O MouranMouran618Ó Mog.ráin (Ó Moghráin)
O MouraneMourane618Ó Mog.ráin (Ó Moghráin)
O MowlfoullMowlfoull609Ó Maolfáb.ail, Ó Maolf.áb.ail (Ó Maolfábhail, Ó Maolfhábhail)
M'MowllaneMowllane389Mac Maoláin
O MowlvennaMowlvenna600Ó Maoilm.eana (Ó Maoilmheana)
M'MoylanMoylan389Mac Maoláin
O MoylaneMoylane598Ó Maoileáin
O MoylaneMoylane603Ó Maoláin
MoyleMoyle430Mílid. (Mílidh)
O MoylearkyMoylearky598Ó Maoilearca
O MoyleganeMoylegane598Ó Maoileagáin
M'MoylekMoylek393Mac Míoluic
O MoyleryMoylery611Ó Maolm.uire (Ó Maolmhuire)
O MoylevaghMoylevagh600Ó Maoilm.ead.a (Ó Maoilmheadha)
M'MoylieMoylie392Mac Mílid. (Mac Mílidh)
O MoylineMoyline599Ó Maoilín
M'MoyloydeMoyloyde393Mac Míolóid
O MoyneghaneMoyneghane620Ó Muim.neac.áin (Ó Muimhneacháin)
(?) O MoyneyMoyney612Ó Maonaig. (Ó Maonaigh)
O MoyneyMoyney620Ó Muim.nig. (Ó Muimhnigh)
O MoynigMoynig621Ó Muim.nig. (Ó Muimhnigh)

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