Gair



COUNTY SURNAME MAP



Gair 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).

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


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Tyrone 2    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Gaire: rare: W Limerick-N Kerry. Ir. Géar (sharp). An epithet which superceded the original surname, now unknown.
Gearr: Short: líonmhar: Cúige Uladh agus oirthear na tíre. Sloinne Sasanach atá le fáil in Albain chomh maith. Féach Mac an Gheairr.
Géar: Gaire: annamh: iarthar Luimnigh & Ciarraí thuaidh. Seo cás ina bhfuil an bun-sloinne caillte agus bua-aidiacht ina áit.
Mac an Gheairr: Mac Girr: líonmhar: Tír Eoghain. Tá Mac Geer le fáil in Áth Cliath ach go fíor-annamh. Is sloinne é seo as Oirghialla agus máguaird. Ón bhfréamh-fhocal giorr .i. gearr; fear íseal a bhí i gceist.
MacGeer: Very rare: Dublin. Variant of Mac Girr, q.v.
MacGerr: rare: Tyrone. Ir. Mac an Ghirr (son of the short man). See Mac Girr.
MacGirr: numerous: Tyrone-Fermanagh-Armagh etc. Ir. Mac an Ghirr (son of the short man). A name connected with Armagh.MIF.
Magerr: Very rare: Belfast. Ir. Mac an Ghirr. See Mac Girr.
Magirr: Very rare: Belfast. Ir. Mac an Ghirr. See Mac Girr.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Gair 2
Gear 11
Magirr 2
McGear 12
McGeer 5
McGerr 18
McGirr 114
Mgerr 3


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Géar
Gaire
Geare
Gearr
Geere
Mac an Gheairr
MacGeer
MacGerr
MacGirr
Magear
Magerr
Magier
McGair
McGaire
McGier
McGire
McGuirr
McGurre


SECOND SURNAME


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