Gallagher:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Galagher 24
Galaher 16
Gallagher 4125
Gallaher 67
Galliher 3
Gillaher 2
 
 
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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Gallagher Very numerous: all provinces but primarily Donegal and adjoining counties. MacLysaght mentions 23 different spellings of the anglicised name! The Irish is Ó Gallchobhair, meaning "lover of foreigners". They were a leading sept of Cineál Conaill and ally of the O'Donnells. The sermons of Bishop James O'Gallagher (1681-1751) are one of the treasures of Irish spirituality. The name has been abbreviated to Gallahue. IF & SGG.
Goligher Quite numerous: Ulster generally. Ir. Ó Gallchóir. See Gallagher.
O'Gallagher Very rare: Ulster. Ir. Ó Gallchobhair, Ó Gallchóir. See Gallagher.
Ó Gallchobhair Gallagher & rl. An-líonmhar ar fud na tíre ach sí Tír Chonaill a ndúiche shinseartha. Clann mhór de chuid Chineál Conaill, nasctha leis na Domhnallaigh agus páirteach in imeachtaí an 16 céid in gCúige Uladh. Litriú nua: Ó Gallchóir.
Ó Gallchobhair fairly rare: Donegal etc. Ir.Lang. See Gallagher.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

Gallagher households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.
Click on a county name for a breakdown of the number of households by parish (paying).
  Antrim 13 Armagh 31
  Belfast city 21 Carlow 6
  Cavan 22 Clare 44
  Cork 56 Cork city 2
  Derry 109 Donegal 1732
  Down 25 Dublin 41
  Dublin city 17 Fermanagh 215
  Galway 41 Kerry 9
  Kildare 21 Kilkenny 3
  Laois 8 Leitrim 262
  Limerick 31 Limerick city 4
  Longford 29 Louth 17
  Mayo 627 Meath 47
  Monaghan 13 Offaly 28
  Roscommon 84 Sligo 254
  Tipperary 4 Tyrone 228
  Waterford 11 Westmeath 48
  Wexford 10 Wicklow 12