Gleese



COUNTY SURNAME MAP



Gleese 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).

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


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and an all-Ireland parish map (paying).
Galway 4    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Gilleese: Quite numerous: Fermanagh, Monaghan, Meath. Ir. Mac Giolla Íosa (devotee of Jesus). A sept of Derry, also a Scottish name. See Gillis, MacAleese, MacLeish. SI & SGG.
Gillies: Quite numerous: Armagh-Tyrone etc. Scots Gaelic: Giolla Íosa (servant of Jesus). See Gilleece, MacAleese. SS.
Gleese: rare: Galway. Ir. de Glíos. Existed in 15 cent as de Glys. SI.
Mac Giolla Íosa: Mac Aleese, Gilleece: líonmhar in Aontroim mar Mac Aleese, níos lú in Oirghialla mar Gilleece. Tá a lán leagan eile ann - in Albain ach go h-áirithe. Bhí clann aitheanta i nDoire. Anois tá Uachtarán na h-Éireann againn i 1998!
MacAleese: numerous: Antrim etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Íosa (servant of Jesus). A sept of Derry where they are still represented. Found as Mac Leish in Scotland. SGG.
MacLees: fairly rare: Belfast area etc. Variant of Mac Aleese, q.v.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Galeese 18
Gileese 4
Gilleece 11
Gilleese 49
Gilleesy 3
Gillies 5
Gleese 4
McAleece 35
McAlees 2
McAleese 70
McAliece 2
McAlisse 2
McClise 2


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Galleece
Gileece
Gilies
Gilleace
Gillece
Gillese
Gillise
Mac Giolla Íosa
MacAleese
MacLees
MacLeese
MacLise
McAlese
McAlise


SECOND SURNAME


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