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 MucklieMucklie606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MucoryMucory618Ó Moc.óir, Ó Moc.óirg.e (Ó Mochóir, Ó Mochóirghe)
O MulbridyMulbridy597Ó Maoilb.ríg.de (Ó Maoilbhríghde)
O MulcahaMulcaha606Ó Maolc.at.a, Ó Maolc.at.aig. (Ó Maolchatha, Ó Maolchathaigh)
O MulcahillMulcahill606Ó Maolc.at.ail (Ó Maolchathail)
O MulcahyMulcahy606Ó Maolc.at.a, Ó Maolc.at.aig. (Ó Maolchatha, Ó Maolchathaigh)
O MulcashellMulcashell605Ó Maolc.aisil (Ó Maolchaisil)
O MulcayhanMulcayhan606Ó Maolc.atáin (Ó Maolchatáin)
O MulchallanMulchallan605Ó Maolc.allann (Ó Maolchallann)
O MulchathaynMulchathayn606Ó Maolc.atáin (Ó Maolchatáin)
O MulcheirMulcheir597Ó Maoilc.éire (Ó Maoilchéire)
O MulcheryMulchery597Ó Maoilc.éire (Ó Maoilchéire)
O MulchieraineMulchieraine597Ó Maoilc.iaráin (Ó Maoilchiaráin)
O MulchineMulchine605Ó Maolc.aoin (Ó Maolchaoin)
O MulchoneryMulchonery607Ó Maolc.onaire (Ó Maolchonaire)
O MulchreweMulchrewe608Ó Maolc.raoib.e (Ó Maolchraoibhe)
MulclahyMulclahy606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MulclahyMulclahy606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MulclohyMulclohy606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MulcloyMulcloy606Ó Maolc.luic.e (Ó Maolchluiche)
O MulconryMulconry607Ó Maolc.onaire (Ó Maolchonaire)
O MulcreyMulcrey608Ó Maolc.raoib.e (Ó Maolchraoibhe)
O MulcrieveMulcrieve608Ó Maolc.raoib.e (Ó Maolchraoibhe)
O MuldoonMuldoon609Ó Maoldúin
M'MuldowneMuldowne390Mac Maoldúin
O MuldownyMuldowny608Ó Maoldom.naig. (Ó Maoldomhnaigh)
O MulfadderMulfadder601Ó Maoilp.eadair (Ó Maoilpheadair)
O MulfadrickeMulfadricke611Ó Maolp.ádraig (Ó Maolphádraig)
O MulfallMulfall609Ó Maolfáb.ail, Ó Maolf.áb.ail (Ó Maolfábhail, Ó Maolfhábhail)
O MulfoverMulfover609Ó Maolfog.m.air, Ó Maolf.og.m.air (Ó Maolfoghmhair, Ó Maolfhoghmhair)
O MulgeyMulgey609Ó Maolg.aoit.e (Ó Maolghaoithe)
O MulghanMulghan602Ó Maolagáin
O MulgherickMulgherick599Ó Maoilg.eiric, Ó Maoilg.iric (Ó Maoilgheiric, Ó Maoilghiric)
O MulgheyMulghey609Ó Maolg.aoit.e (Ó Maolghaoithe)
O MulherickeMulhericke599Ó Maoilg.eiric, Ó Maoilg.iric (Ó Maoilgheiric, Ó Maoilghiric)
O MulkeinyMulkeiny606Ó Maolc.aoine (Ó Maolchaoine)
O MulkeraneMulkerane597Ó Maoilc.iaráin (Ó Maoilchiaráin)
O MulkereMulkere597Ó Maoilc.éire (Ó Maoilchéire)
O MulkeryMulkery597Ó Maoilc.éire (Ó Maoilchéire)
O MulkyneMulkyne605Ó Maolc.aoin (Ó Maolchaoin)
O MullaeMullae604Ó Maolaod.a (Ó Maolaodha)
MullaghnyMullaghny609Ó Maolf.ac.tna (Ó Maolfhachtna)
O MullallyMullally603Ó Maolalaid. (Ó Maolalaidh)
O MullalyMullaly603Ó Maolalaid. (Ó Maolalaidh)
O MullanyMullany598Ó Maoileanaig. (Ó Maoileanaigh)
O MullarkieMullarkie598Ó Maoilearca
M'MulleackMulleack393Mac Míoluic
O MulleadieMulleadie599Ó Maoiléidig. (Ó Maoiléidigh)
O MulledyMulledy599Ó Maoiléidig. (Ó Maoiléidigh)
O MulleganMullegan602Ó Maolagáin
O MulleghanMulleghan598Ó Maoileac.áin (Ó Maoileacháin)
O MullerickMullerick599Ó Maoilg.eiric, Ó Maoilg.iric (Ó Maoilgheiric, Ó Maoilghiric)
O MullevenMulleven599Ó Maoiléim.ín (Ó Maoiléimhín)
O MulleyMulley604Ó Maolaod.a (Ó Maolaodha)
O MullineMulline599Ó Maoilín
O MullinnMullinn599Ó Maoilf.inn (Ó Maoilfhinn)
O MullivaneMullivane600Ó Maoilm.ín (Ó Maoilmhín)
O MullivineMullivine599Ó Maoiléim.ín (Ó Maoiléimhín)
O MullmochoryMullmochory610Ó Maolm.oc.óir (Ó Maolmhochóir)
O MullolyMulloly610Ó Maolg.uala (Ó Maolghuala)
O MulloneMullone599Ó Maoileóin
O MulloverMullover609Ó Maolfog.m.air, Ó Maolf.og.m.air (Ó Maolfoghmhair, Ó Maolfhoghmhair)
O MullowaneMullowane604Ó Maolb.áin (Ó Maolbháin)
O MullownyMullowny608Ó Maold.om.naig. (Ó Maoldhomhnaigh)
O MulloyeMulloye611Ó Maolm.uaid. (Ó Maolmhuaidh)
O MullucherieMullucherie610Ó Maolm.oc.óir (Ó Maolmhochóir)
O MullyeMullye604Ó Maolaod.a (Ó Maolaodha)
O MulmeeMulmee600Ó Maoilm.iad.aig. (Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh)
O MulmichellMulmichell600Ó Maoilm.ic.il, Ó Maoilm.ic.íl (Ó Maoilmhichil, Ó Maoilmhichíl)
O MulmochoreMulmochore610Ó Maolm.oc.óir (Ó Maolmhochóir)
O MulmogeMulmoge610Ó Maolm.aod.óg (Ó Maolmhaodhóg)
O MulmoyMulmoy610Ó Maolmuaid. (Ó Maolmuaidh)
O MulpatrickMulpatrick611Ó Maolp.ádraig (Ó Maolphádraig)
O MulqueenMulqueen605Ó Maolc.aoin (Ó Maolchaoin)
O MulqueenyMulqueeny606Ó Maolc.aoine (Ó Maolchaoine)
O MulquinMulquin605Ó Maolc.aoin (Ó Maolchaoin)
O MulreanMulrean601Ó Maoilriag.ain (Ó Maoilriaghain)
O MulreananMulreanan597Ó Maoilb.reanainn, Ó Maoilb.réanainn (Ó Maoilbhreanainn, Ó Maoilbhréanainn)
O MulreanyMulreany601Ó Maoilréana
O MulreighMulreigh601Ó Maoilriab.aig. (Ó Maoilriabhaigh)
O MulrenanMulrenan597Ó Maoilb.reanainn, Ó Maoilb.réanainn (Ó Maoilbhreanainn, Ó Maoilbhréanainn)
O MulrianyMulriany601Ó Maoilréana
O MulridyMulridy597Ó Maoilb.ríg.de (Ó Maoilbhríghde)
O MulriganMulrigan601Ó Maoilriag.ain (Ó Maoilriaghain)
O MulronyMulrony612Ó Maolruanaid. (Ó Maolruanaidh)
O MulrowneMulrowne612Ó Maolruain
O MulruonyMulruony612Ó Maolruanaid. (Ó Maolruanaidh)
O MulryanMulryan601Ó Maoilriag.ain (Ó Maoilriaghain)
O MulshaghlenMulshaghlen601Ó Maoils.eac.lainn (Ó Maoilsheachlainn)
O MulstegiaMulstegia602Ó Maoilstéig.e (Ó Maoilstéighe)
O MulsteyMulstey602Ó Maoilstéig.e (Ó Maoilstéighe)
O MultillyMultilly612Ó Maoltuile
M'MultullyMultully390Mac Maoltuile
O MultullyMultully612Ó Maoltuile
O MulvannyMulvanny610Ó Maolm.ag.na (Ó Maolmhaghna)
O MulvanonMulvanon596Ó Maoilb.eanóin (Ó Maoilbheanóin)
O MulvanoneMulvanone596Ó Maoilb.eanóin (Ó Maoilbheanóin)
O MulvanyMulvany600Ó Maoilm.eana (Ó Maoilmheana)
O MulveillMulveill600Ó Maoilm.ic.il, Ó Maoilm.ic.íl (Ó Maoilmhichil, Ó Maoilmhichíl)
O MulverieMulverie596Ó Maoilb.earaig. (Ó Maoilbhearaigh)
O MulvihillMulvihill600Ó Maoilm.ic.il, Ó Maoilm.ic.íl (Ó Maoilmhichil, Ó Maoilmhichíl)
O MulvogeMulvoge610Ó Maolm.aod.óg (Ó Maolmhaodhóg)
O MuoghaneMuoghane617Ó Moc.áin (Ó Mocháin)
O MurchanMurchan623Ó Murc.áin (Ó Murcháin)
M'MurchieMurchie395Mac Murc.aid. (Mac Murchaidh)
O MurghesanMurghesan622Ó Muirg.easáin (Ó Muirgheasáin)
O MurhillyMurhilly623Ó Murt.uile (Ó Murthuile)
M'MurihertieMurihertie393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
O MurleyMurley623Ó Murt.uile (Ó Murthuile)
M'MurnyMurny394Mac Muirnig. (Mac Muirnigh)
M'MurpheweMurphewe394Mac Murc.ad.a (Mac Murchadha)
M'MurphieMurphie395Mac Murc.aid. (Mac Murchaidh)
O MurranMurran621Ó Muireáin
O MurraneMurrane621Ó Muireáin
O MurrenMurren622Ó Muirín
M'MurreyMurrey393Mac Muiread.aig. (Mac Muireadhaigh)
O MurreyMurrey621Ó Muiread.aig. (Ó Muireadhaigh)
M'MurrieMurrie394Mac M.uiread.aig. (Mac Mhuireadhaigh)
O MurriganeMurrigane621Ó Muireagáin
O MurriheyMurrihey622Ó Muirig.t.e (Ó Muirighthe)
O MurrihyMurrihy621Ó Muiread.aig. (Ó Muireadhaigh)
O MurrillyMurrilly623Ó Murt.uile (Ó Murthuile)
O MurrinMurrin622Ó Muirín
O MurrissaMurrissa622Ó Muirg.easa (Ó Muirgheasa)
M'MurroghoweMurroghowe394Mac Murc.ad.a (Mac Murchadha)
M'MurroneMurrone393Mac Mog.ráin, Mac Mug.róin (Mac Moghráin, Mac Mughróin)
M'MurryMurry394Mac M.uiread.aig. (Mac Mhuireadhaigh)
O MurryMurry621Ó Muiread.aig. (Ó Muireadhaigh)
M'MurrysseMurrysse394Mac Muirg.easa (Mac Muirgheasa)
O MurtaghMurtagh621Ó Muirc.eartaig. (Ó Muircheartaigh)
M'MurthoeMurthoe393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
M'MurtoughMurtough393Mac Muirc.eartaig. (Mac Muircheartaigh)
O MusteyMustey602Ó Maoilstéig.e (Ó Maoilstéighe)
O MuynghanMuynghan621Ó Muingeáin
MyaghMyagh430Mid.eac. (Midheach)
O MyhaneMyhane616Ó Miad.ac.áin (Ó Miadhacháin)
O MyhidenMyhiden617Ó Mit.id.ín (Ó Mithidhín)
M'MyleMyle392Mac Mílid. (Mac Mílidh)
MyleMyle430Mílid. (Mílidh)
O MyleeMylee596Ó Maoilaod.a, Ó Maoilaoid. (Ó Maoilaodha, Ó Maoilaoidh)
M'MylesMyles392Mac Mílis
M'MylineMyline389Mac Maoilín
O MylineMyline599Ó Maoilín
M'MyllisMyllis389Mac Maoilíosa
M'MyllisMyllis392Mac Mílis
M'MylodMylod393Mac Míolóid
O MyneghaneMyneghane620Ó Muim.neac.áin (Ó Muimhneacháin)
MyneterMyneter430Minitéir, Mintéir
O MyreMyre616Ó Meid.ir (Ó Meidhir)
de NaasNaas269de Nás
M'NagcogyNagcogy338Mac Conc.ogaid (Mac Conchogaid)
O NaghtanNaghtan624Ó Neac.tain (Ó Neachtain)
O NahanNahan624Ó Nát.an (Ó Náthan)
O NahaneNahane624Ó Nát.an (Ó Náthan)
O NaneNane624Ó Nát.an (Ó Náthan)
de NangleNangle270de Nógla
O NarieNarie624Ó Nárad.aig. (Ó Náradhaigh)
O NaryNary624Ó Nárad.aig. (Ó Náradhaigh)
M'NarynNaryn308Mac an Airc.inn (Mac an Airchinn)
de NassheNasshe269de Nais
O NeaNea626Ó Niad. (Ó Niadh)
M'NeaghtaneNeaghtane396Mac Neac.tain (Mac Neachtain)
O NeaghtenNeaghten624Ó Neac.tain (Ó Neachtain)
M'NecargyNecargy337Mac Conc.airrge, Mac Conc.arraige (Mac Conchairrge, Mac Concharraige)
M'NecollenNecollen338Mac Conc.oillín (Mac Conchoillín)
M'NecroghanNecroghan338-339Mac Conc.ruac.an (Mac Conchruachan)
O NeeNee626Ó Niad. (Ó Niadh)
M'NegownyNegowny339Mac Cong.am.na (Mac Conghamhna)
O NehillNehill624Ó Neig.ill (Ó Neighill)
O NeilaneNeilane626Ó Nialláin
O NelaneNelane626Ó Nialláin
O NeliganeNeligane626Ó Niallagáin
M'NellusNellus396Mac Niallg.uis, Mac Niallg.usa (Mac Niallghuis, Mac Niallghusa)
M'NemaNema341Mac Conmead.a, Mac Conm.eada (Mac Conmeadha, Mac Conmheada)
O NenaneNenane623Ó Naoid.eanáin (Ó Naoidheanáin)
M'NennyNenny336Mac Conaonaig. (Mac Conaonaigh)
de NetheNethe269de Néad. (de Néadh)
NettervildeNettervilde269de Neadraib.íol (de Neadraibhíol)
de NettervilleNetterville269de Neadraib.íol (de Neadraibhíol)
de NeuvilleNeuville271de Nuib.íol (de Nuibhíol)
de NevilleNeville271de Nuib.íol (de Nuibhíol)
O NeyNey626Ó Niad. (Ó Niadh)
O NeylaneNeylane626Ó Nialláin
M'NichoellNichoell396Mac Niocóil, Mac Niocoil
M'NichollNicholl396Mac Niocóil, Mac Niocoil
M'NigeyllNigeyll396Mac Neig.ill (Mac Neighill)
O NihillNihill624Ó Neig.ill (Ó Neighill)
M'NikegrieNikegrie338Mac Conc.oigc.ríc.e (Mac Conchoigchríche)
O NillaneNillane626Ó Nialláin
M'NisseNisse320Mac Aong.uis (Mac Aonghuis)
NogleNogle270de Nógla
M'NoglyNogly316Mac an Óglaoic. (Mac an Óglaoich)son of the soldier
O NolandNoland627Ó Nualláin
O NolaneNolane627Ó Nualláin
O NolloghaineNolloghaine627Ó Nuallac.áin (Ó Nuallacháin)
O NonanNonan627Ó Nuanáin
de NongleNongle270de Nógla
de NorraghNorragh270de Norad. (de Noradh)
NorreysNorreys270de Noiréis
de NorroyNorroy270de Norad. (de Noradh)
de NortuneNortune270de Nortún
de NorweyNorwey270de Norad. (de Noradh)
O NoudeNoude627Ó Nuad.at (Ó Nuadhat)
de NougleNougle270de Nógla
O NowanNowan626Ó Nuad.an (Ó Nuadhan)
O NowlaneNowlane627Ó Nualláin
O NownanNownan627Ó Nuanáin
O NowneNowne626Ó Nuad.an (Ó Nuadhan)
de NugentNugent271de Núinnseann
de NungentNungent271de Núinnseann
M'ny Roweny Rowe343Mac Conrub.a (Mac Conrubha)
M'NyceNyce395Mac Naois, Mac Naosa
M'NygelNygel396Mac Neig.ill (Mac Neighill)
O NyhillNyhill624Ó Neig.ill (Ó Neighill)
O NynaneNynane623Ó Naoid.eanáin (Ó Naoidheanáin)
M'NysseNysse395Mac Naois, Mac Naosa
M'NyvineNyvine395Mac Naoim.ín (Mac Naoimhín)
M'OdeOde397Mac Óda
M'OdoOdo397Mac Óda
M'OghieOghie358Mac Eoc.aid. (Mac Eochaidh)
M'OrishOrish360Mac F.eórais, Mac F.eóruis (Mac Fheórais, Mac Fheóruis)
M'OskieOskie321Mac Ascaid. (Mac Ascaidh)

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