Maguire:

households in Griffith's Valuation (1847-64)






VARIANTS


SURNAME
TOTAL
Maguire 2690
McGuire 727
McGwire 2
McQuire 4
 
 
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SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

MacGuire numerous: W Ulster, Connacht etc. Ir. Mag Uidhir, from first name Odhar, meaning dun-coloured. The leading family of Fermanagh, more usually Maguire, q.v.
Mag Uidhir Maguire: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre - Cúige Uladh & Fear Manach go speisialta. Ar ndóigh, sé Fear Manach a bhfód dúchais - bhí siad ina dtiarnaí ann le trí chéad blian go dtí Plandáil Uladh sa 17 céad. Inis Ceithleann a ndún-áras. Bhí Aodh Mag Uidhir i gceannas ar mharc-shlua Uí Néill ag cath Bhéal an Átha Bhuí. Glacadh le Tiarnaí Inis Ceithleann mar uaisle i gcúirt ríoga na Fraince sa 18 céad. Fréamh: ón ainm Odhar, a chiallaíonn donn-liath (dun sa Bhéarla). SGG & IF.
Maguire Very numerous: all areas, Ulster generally and particularly Fermanagh. Ir. Mag Uidhir, "son of Odhar", a first name meaning dun-coloured. They were the leading sept of Fermanagh, seated at Enniskillen. Also as Mac Guire. IF.
 

COUNTY BREAKDOWN

Maguire 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 19 Armagh 46
  Belfast city 41 Carlow 11
  Cavan 288 Clare 15
  Cork 33 Cork city 5
  Derry 34 Donegal 62
  Down 116 Dublin 98
  Dublin city 59 Fermanagh 762
  Galway 34 Kerry 12
  Kildare 42 Kilkenny 16
  Laois 14 Leitrim 115
  Limerick 39 Limerick city 1
  Longford 37 Louth 158
  Mayo 49 Meath 92
  Monaghan 118 Offaly 21
  Roscommon 42 Sligo 33
  Tipperary 20 Tyrone 146
  Waterford 4 Westmeath 59
  Wexford 28 Wicklow 21