Rea



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1890 BIRTHS DISTRIBUTION




Rea 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).

Rea 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 90 Armagh 4
Belfast city 38 Cavan 1
Clare 1 Cork 3
Cork city 3 Derry 26
Donegal 34 Down 86
Dublin city 3 Fermanagh 14
Kerry 4 Kilkenny 1
Limerick 4 Longford 1
Louth 1 Meath 1
Monaghan 4 Sligo 1
Tipperary 7 Tyrone 29
Waterford 4 Westmeath 3
Wexford 4    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Rae: fairly rare: Belfast area, Dublin etc. Scottish, a Borders name now widespread in Scotland. See Rea and Ray. SS.
Ray: Quite numerous: Dublin, Down etc. English, denoting "king" - some confusion with Scottish Rae and Irish Rea, q.v.
Rea: (1) numerous: Belfast and E Ulster. Scottish, more usually Rae, associated with the Borders, but MacLysaght says it is sometimes abbreviation of Mac Crea, q.v. (2) fairly numerous: Limerick-Cork-Tipperary, South East. Ir. Ó Riabhaigh, riabhach, striped, brindled. Often pronounced "ray" - see Castlerea. MIF & SI.
Reagh: Very rare: Portrush (Antrim). Ir. Riabhach (striped). Epithet which displaced surname. See Rea.
Reay: rare: Louth, Belfast etc. See Rea.
Rhea: a form of Rea formerly in Donegal. The name does not appear in current telephone directories, but has been previously recorded.
Wray: numerous: Derry-Tyrone and Ulster generally. English settlers from Yorkshire in 16 cent; a locative name, it may stand, in some cases, for Rea, q.v.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Rae 21
Ray 166
Rea 367
Reay 2
Ree 3
Reigh 3
Wray 92


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
O'Rea
Reagh
Rey
Rhea
Wreay
Wrey


SECOND SURNAME


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