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Newtownlimavady

O'Neill
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Neil 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).

Neil 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 1 Armagh 2
Carlow 1 Cavan 1
Clare 1 Cork 61
Derry 1 Down 2
Dublin 1 Dublin city 1
Fermanagh 1 Galway 3
Kerry 97 Kildare 2
Kilkenny 2 Limerick 4
Longford 1 Louth 1
Mayo 2 Offaly 3
Roscommon 1 Tipperary 17
Waterford 34 Westmeath 10
Wexford 1 Wicklow 3

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Mac Néill: Mac Neill: an-líonmhar: Cúige Uladh - Aontroim go speisialta. Gallóglaigh ó Inse Gall a tháinig ón 14 céad ar aghaidh. Chuaidh cuid acu go Maigh Eó, mar a bhfuil Mag Réill orthu. B'as Gleannta Aontroma d'Eoin Mac Néill (1867-1945), comh-bhunaitheóir Chonradh na Gaeilge agus scoláire mór. MIF.
MacNeill: Very numerous: Ulster generally, especially Antrim. Ir. Mac Néill, from first name Niall. A Scottish galloglass family who settled in Ulster 15 cent. Best known, perhaps, for Eoin Mac Néill, scholar and patriot, 1867-1945.
Neale: fairly rare: Belfast area, Midlands etc. Ir. Mac Néill. According to Reaney, this name Niall, started in Ireland and did a tour of Europe before becoming a regular English name. It is also Scottish in the form Mac Neill.
Neill: Very numerous: mainly Ulster, also Carlow etc. Ir. Ó Néill. From first name Niall which enjoyed international popularity in mediaeval times. See O'Neill & Neal.
Niall: rare: Dublin. First name Niall when used as a surname would become Néill in Irish, usually prefixed by Mac or Ó. In English, the nominative form would be Neal.
O'Neill: Very numerous: all areas, especially Ulster. Ir. Ó Néill, from first name Niall, derivation uncertain, though Woulfe gives "champion". They were the leading sept of Cinéal Eoghain in Ulster. There were other septs in Thomond, S Leinster and the Déise (Waterford). IF & SGG.
Ó Néill: O'Neill: an-líonmhar gach aird, i gCúige Uladh ach go h-áirithe. Ceann de mhór-chlanna Gael. Bhí siad i gceannas ar Chineál Eoghain in Ultaibh agus bhí clanna eile i dTuathmhumhain, Ceatharlach agus Tiobraid Árann theas. Mhaígh na h-Ultaigh sinsearacht ó Niall Naoi-ghiallach agus ba mhór a dtionchur ar stair na tíre sa 16 & 17 céad. Roimh theacht Bhrian Bhóroimhe, bhí an chraobh ar a dtugtaí Niallaigh an Deiscirt ina n-Ard-Ríthe ar Éirinn. Bhí craobh eile in Aontroim ar a dtugtaí Clann Aodha Bhuidhe. Níl na h-údair ar aon aigne faoi bhrí an ainm Niall ach bhí sé faiseanta ar fud na h-Eorpa sa mheán-aois. SGG & IF.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
McNeal 9
McNeale 8
McNeil 11
McNeile 10
McNeill 543
Neal 263
Neale 269
Neall 6
Neil 254
Neile 24
Neill 2578
Neille 21
Niell 2
O'Neal 23
O'Neale 8
O'Neil 46
O'Neill 2720
O'Neille 18


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Néill
Mac Néill
MacNeal
MacNeil
MacNeill
Markneale
McNeall
McNial
McNiel
MccNeile
Mcnaill
Mcniell
Neail
Neele
Nele
Nial
Niall
Niele
Nielle
O Neill
O' neil
O' neile
O'Nail
O'Naile
O'Nale
O'Neail
O'Neall
O'Neile
O'Niel
O'Niell
O'Nill
Oneale
Onele
Onelle


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