Foy



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FOY BIRTHS:
MAPPED 1864 TO 1913



Foy 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).

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


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Armagh 8 Belfast city 5
Cavan 36 Derry 2
Donegal 6 Down 24
Dublin 14 Dublin city 6
Fermanagh 13 Galway 1
Kildare 11 Kilkenny 1
Laois 12 Leitrim 9
Longford 4 Louth 3
Mayo 77 Meath 4
Monaghan 12 Offaly 17
Roscommon 1 Sligo 20
Tyrone 1 Waterford 1
Westmeath 1 Wexford 1

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Foy: numerous: Galway, Connacht generally, Ulster, N Leinster. Ir. Ó Fiaich. From fiach, a raven, used as a personal name. Woulfe mentions Ó Fáith as a shortened form of Fahey, which might account for many of the Foys in Connacht. SI & SGG.
Ó Faith: Foy, Fahey: leagan giorraithe ar Ó Fathaigh, q.v.
Ó Fiaich: Fee, Hunt: líonmhar in Ultaibh, Tír Eoghain go speisialta, agus i Longfort, Lú agus Liatroim, leis. Clann airchinneach i bhFear Manach, tráth. Cuimhneófar ar an gCairdinéal Tomás Ó Fiaich (1923-90), Gael, Eorpach agus scoláire a thuill clú do Chlanna Gael.
Ó Fiaich: Very rare: Armagh. Ir.Lang. Note the late lamented Tomás, Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh. The name probably derives from Fiach, raven. See also Fee. SI.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Foy 290
Foye 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Faith
Ó Fiaich
Ffoy


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