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Kelly 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).

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


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Antrim 187 Armagh 244
Belfast city 136 Carlow 164
Cavan 149 Clare 410
Cork 370 Cork city 41
Derry 273 Donegal 449
Down 308 Dublin 392
Dublin city 196 Fermanagh 65
Galway 986 Kerry 226
Kildare 461 Kilkenny 466
Laois 398 Leitrim 238
Limerick 303 Limerick city 46
Longford 168 Louth 246
Mayo 595 Meath 266
Monaghan 315 Offaly 408
Roscommon 815 Sligo 224
Tipperary 405 Tyrone 514
Waterford 193 Westmeath 302
Wexford 335 Wicklow 223

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Kelly: second most numerous name in Ireland: in every part, especially Connacht. Irish is Ó Ceallaigh, Ceallach, bright-headed, a very old first name. The leading sept was of the Uí Maine in Galway. Now usually appears as O'Kelly. IF, SGG & GPN.
Mac Ceallaigh: Kelly: ní féidir idirdhealú ar Ó Ceallaigh. Bhí Mac Ceallaigh i nGailimh in anallód ach baineann an sloinne seo go príomhdha le Oileán Mhanann.
O'Kelly: numerous: all areas, especially N Munster. Ir. Ó Ceallaigh. Perhaps from ceallach, frequenting churches, but more likely an older name connoting "bright-headed". (GPN). The most important family were chiefs of Uí Maine (E Galway). There were a number of other septs in places such as Derry, Wicklow, Laois and Cork. See also Kelly. SGG.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Kelley 2
Kellie 2
Kelly 11518
O'Kelly 57


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Ceallaig
Kelie
Kellye
Mac Ceallaigh
Macc Kelly
O Ceallaidhe
O Ceallaigh
O'Kellee
O'Kelley


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