Thornton



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1890 BIRTHS DISTRIBUTION




Thornton 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).

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


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Antrim 10 Armagh 25
Belfast city 7 Carlow 3
Cavan 2 Clare 4
Cork 4 Cork city 5
Donegal 2 Down 14
Dublin 49 Dublin city 9
Galway 60 Kerry 10
Kildare 3 Kilkenny 16
Laois 3 Leitrim 3
Longford 1 Louth 41
Mayo 35 Meath 13
Monaghan 34 Offaly 1
Roscommon 2 Sligo 2
Tipperary 11 Tyrone 3
Waterford 6 Westmeath 1
Wexford 4 Wicklow 3

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Tarrant: Quite numerous: Kerry-Cork etc. Ir. Ó Toráin, tor, a tower and by extension, a lord. The name is English (a toponymic); the extent that it has replaced Ó Toráin is not clear as the latter is associated with Derry where it is anglicised Torrens, q.v.
Thornton: numerous: all areas, especially Connacht, Derry, S Ulster, N Midlands. This is a portmanteau English name for: Ó Draighneáin, Mac Sceacháin, Ó Toráin. The connection is: draighean, blackthorn; sceach, whitethorn; tor, a bush. MacLysaght remarks that some Thorntons in Limerick were 16 cent planters. See Drennan, Skehan.
Ó Draighneáin: Drennan, Thornton: cuíosach líonmhar: Laois-Cill Chainnigh & rl; Thornton atá orthu i gConnachta. Bhí clanna in nGaillimh & an Clár. Brí: draighneán, an tor deilgneach prunus spinosa ar a mbíonn an airne mar thoradh. Scoláire dílis Gaeilge a b'ea Muiris Ó Droighneáin (1901-79) ó Chorcaigh a shaothraigh i mBéal Feirste. Scríobh sé An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge, leabhar fóinteach atá leasaithe anois ag M.A. Ó Murchú.
Ó Toráin: Torrens: líonmhar i gCúige Uladh ach is deacair a rá cé mhéid díobh a bhaineann leis an sloinne dúchasach sa a bhí i nDoire tráth. Tá Torrance líonmhar in Albain. Is ionann tor agus túr agus, go meafarach, tiarna.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Tarrant 23
Thornton 386
Torrent 5


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Draighneáin
Ó Toráin
Thorneton


SECOND SURNAME


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