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1890 BIRTHS DISTRIBUTION




French 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).

French 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 31 Armagh 1
Belfast city 2 Cavan 1
Cork 20 Cork city 6
Derry 12 Donegal 1
Down 4 Dublin 10
Dublin city 19 Galway 31
Kerry 3 Kildare 2
Kilkenny 5 Laois 4
Louth 4 Mayo 13
Meath 4 Offaly 5
Roscommon 16 Sligo 2
Tipperary 1 Tyrone 2
Waterford 11 Westmeath 1
Wexford 36 Wicklow 1

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Ffrench: Quite numerous: Roscommon, Wexford, Meath etc. Anglo-Normans who settled in Wexford and Galway, whence one of the "Tribes of Galway". The Welsh "ff" for normal "f" arose in 16 cent. The name also occurs as French. Ir. Frinseach.
French: numerous: E Ulster, Wexford, Waterford etc. Ir. Frínseach. One of the "Tribes of Galway" and long connected with Roscommon. Scottish & English, denoting French origin. IF.
Frinseach: French: líonmhar: Ulaidh, Oir-dheisceart. Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe" agus baint acu le Ros Comáin. Sasanaigh de bhunadh Francach. IF.
de Fréins: French: líon beag: Loch Garman, Gaillimh. Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe". Is cosúil gur Francach agus ní frêne atá annso. Féach Frínseach, leis.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Ffrench 19
French 248


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Frensh
Frinseach
de Fréins


SECOND SURNAME


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