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O'Neill households in mid-19th century Ireland

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O'Neill households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 305 Armagh 127
Belfast city 129 Carlow 19
Cavan 26 Clare 125
Cork 113 Cork city 23
Derry 221 Donegal 33
Down 145 Dublin 40
Dublin city 94 Fermanagh 24
Galway 69 Kerry 29
Kildare 9 Kilkenny 37
Laois 7 Leitrim 64
Limerick 94 Limerick city 25
Longford 39 Louth 84
Mayo 62 Meath 14
Monaghan 73 Offaly 3
Roscommon 14 Sligo 22
Tipperary 86 Tyrone 461
Waterford 43 Westmeath 4
Wexford 26 Wicklow 31

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

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
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
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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