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Rafter 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).

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


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Armagh 1 Belfast city 1
Carlow 6 Cavan 1
Donegal 2 Dublin 3
Dublin city 3 Galway 7
Kildare 3 Kilkenny 21
Laois 24 Louth 1
Mayo 11 Meath 2
Offaly 19 Sligo 29
Tipperary 16 Waterford 2
Westmeath 2 Wexford 4
Wicklow 2    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Rafter: numerous: all areas, especially Dublin, South East, Midlands. Ir. Ó Reachtabhair, from reacht, decree, law. A sept of Kilkenny, the name is cognate with Raftery. See also Raftice and Wrafter. MIF.
Raughter: rare: Donegal etc. Ir. Ó Reachtair. See Rafter.
Wrafter: Quite numerous: Tullamore (Offaly) etc. Ir. Ó Reachtabhair, reacht, a decree. A sept of Kilkenny. See also Rafter.
Ó Reachtabhair: Rafter, Raftice: líonmhar: Oir-dheisceart, Lár na Tíre. Bhí an chlann sa i gCill Chainnigh ar dtús; leathnaigh siad go maith - b'fhéidir go bhfuil roinnt measctha leis an gcomh-shloinne Ó Reachtabhra a bhaineann le Connachta. Préamh: reacht = dlí.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Rafter 160


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Reachtabhair
Raffter
Rafters
Raughter
Rockter
Wrafter
Wraftor


SECOND SURNAME


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