Forbes



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1890 BIRTHS DISTRIBUTION




Forbes households in mid-19th century Ireland

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See below for a parish-by-parish breakdown of household numbers in each county (paying).

Forbes households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Antrim 17 Armagh 11
Belfast city 4 Cavan 2
Cork 11 Cork city 1
Derry 9 Donegal 1
Down 5 Dublin 3
Dublin city 2 Galway 3
Kildare 4 Kilkenny 5
Leitrim 9 Longford 8
Louth 3 Mayo 5
Meath 3 Monaghan 3
Offaly 3 Sligo 5
Tyrone 38 Westmeath 1
Wicklow 2    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Foirbis: Forbes: líonmhar: Ulaidh & rl. Albanaigh ón log-ainm in Obar Dheathain. Shocraigh teaghlach díobh i Longfort i 1620 - féach Castle Forbes ann. Féach Mac Firbhisigh, leis.
Forbes: numerous: Belfast area, Tyrone, Ulster generally, Cork. A Scottish family who settled in Longford in 1620 - the name in Ulster is generally Scottish. It is also an anglicisation of Mac Firbhisigh (man of prosperity), a family of poets and historians attached to the Uí Fiachrach (Mayo-Sligo). They compiled the Book of Lecan in 1417. IF & SGG.
Mac Firbhisigh: Forbes: annamh: Connachta. I gCúige Uladh is mó atá na Forbes agus iad de bhunadh Albanach. Dream léannta le muintir Uí Dhubhda i Sligeach a b'ea na Firbhisigh. Dubhaltach Mac Firbhisigh (1585-1670), dhein sé an-chur síos ar ghinealaigh Chlanna Gael - deintear tagairt dó sa saothar seo - agus chuirfeadh a oidhe léanmhar na clocha ag gol - micracasm, dar ndó, de scéal na h-Éireann.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Forbes 158


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Farbush
Fforbush
Foirbis
Forbas
Forbese
Forbess
Forbesse
Forbis
Forbish
Forboes
Forbos
Forbs
Forbus
Forbush
Forbuss
Forbyes
Forbys
Furbush
Mac Firbhisigh


SECOND SURNAME


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