Whoriskey



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Whoriskey households in mid-19th century Ireland

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


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Donegal 3    

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Whiriskey: rare: S Galway. Probably variant of Whoriskey, q.v.
Whoriskey: Quite numerous: Donegal-Derry-Tyrone, Galway. Ir. Ó Fuaruisce which is probably a corruption of Ó h-Uarghuis (cold-strength). MacLysaght examines this complicated network of names in More Irish Families.
Ó Fuaruisce: Whoriskey: líon beag: Tír Chonaill & rl. Leagan d'Ó Fuarghuis (nach maireann). Tá Whiriskey orthu i nGaillimh agus na leagain ghallda Waters, Watters go for-leathan. Féach Ó h-Uaruisce, leis. MIF & SGG.
Ó Tuairisc: tá meascadh mór sloinnte romhainn nuair a bhreathnaimíd ar Ó Tuairisc, Óh-Uarghuis, Ó Fuaruisce, Mac Con Uisce. Taobh amuigh den cheann deireannach níl an focal uisce i gceist in aon chor! Is cosúil gur claochlú ar Ó h-Uarghuis an leagan Ó Tuairisc atá i bhfeidhm i gConamara. Ciallaíonn Uarghus: fuar + gus (fuar + fuinneamh) agus tá an sloinne le fáil i gClochar (Fear Manach). Tá Fuaruisc ar aon dul leis sin agus críochnaímíd leis na leagain gallda: Waters, Watters. An scríbhneóir Eoghan Ó Tuairisc (1919-1982), as Gaillimh, bhí Eugene Watters air i mBéarla (scríobh sé sa dá theanga). Tá na leagain eile ann: Whoriskey, Tourish, Caldwell & rl. MIF.
Ó Tuairisc: rare: Conamara. Ir.Lang. See Waters.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Wherisky 2
Whiriskey 6
Whoriskey 3
Whorisky 10


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Fuaruisce
Ó Tuairisc


SECOND SURNAME


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