Frequency of Surnames in Coshlea Barony

As per townlands.ie, there are 209 townlands in the Coshlea barony. The corresponding number pertaining to the 1911 census – with some being omitted as distinct units and others being amalgamated with neighbouring districts – is very similar: 208. This article results from a calculation of the frequency of surnames – totalling 12,953 – derived from that census, and is as follows:

1] O’Brien [445] / Brien [5]….. 450

2] Ryan….. 348

3] Walsh [234] / Walshe [16] / O’Walshe [3] / Breathnach [1]….. 254 

4] O’Donnell….. 229

5] Cleary [136] / Clery [76] / O’Clery [2]….. 214

6] McCarthy [202] / Mac Cárthaig [3]….. 205

7] Fitzgerald [183] / Mac Gearailt [2]….. 185; Noonan [170] / Nunan [15]….. 185

9] Casey [181] / Casy [1]….. 182

10] Hennessy [173] / Hennesy [2] / Henessy [1]….. 176

11] McGrath [163] / Magrath [4]….. 167

12] Hayes [161] / Hayse [1] / Hays [1] / Hase [1]….. 164

13] Condon….. 161

14] Carroll [147] / O’Carroll [11]….. 158

15] Burke [81] / Bourke [67]….. 148 

16] Sullivan [84] / O’Sullivan [61]….. 145

17] Kelly [125] / O’Kelly [11] / Kelley [2]….. 138

18] Murphy….. 125

19] O’Connell [76] / Connell [46]….. 122

20] O’Keeffe [86] / Keeffe [20] / Keefe [6] / O’ Keefe [2]….. 114

21] Lee….. 111

22] Barry….. 110; Mahony [76] / O’Mahony [27] / Mahoney [7]….. 110

24] Tobin….. 107

25] Roche [92] / Roache [9] / Roch [4]….. 105

26] Howard….. 102 

27] Daly [99] / Daley [1] Dalys [1]….. 101; Dwyer [51] / O’Dwyer [50]….. 101; Keane….. 101; Kiely [94] / Keily [4] / Keilly [2] / Kiley [1]….. 101

31] Riordan [82] / O’Riordan [13] / Reardon [2] / Riardon [2] / Reardin [1]….. 100

32] English….. 94; Flynn [93] / O’Flynn [1]….. 94; Leahy [91] / OB Leahy [2] / Leahey [1]….. 94

35] O’Connor [92] / Connor [1]….. 93

36] Maguire [84] / McGuire [5]….. 89

37] Sheehy [52] / Sheedy [35]….. 87

38] Connery [75] / Connory [3] / Connerry [3] / O’Connory [1]….. 82

39] Barrett….. 81; Carey….. 81; Quane [74] / Quain [7]….. 81

42] Dawson….. 78 

43] Martin….. 77; Meade….. 77; Sheehan [53] / Sheahan [24]….. 77

46] Callaghan [36] / O’Callaghan [29] / O’Callahan [10]….. 75; Davern [60] / Daveron [8] Davoran [7]….. 75; Moloney [57] / Maloney [10] / Molony [6] / Mooloney [2]….. 75; O’Regan [43] / Regan [30] / O’Raigan [1] / Reagen [1]….. 75

50] Mullins….. 74

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51] Wallace [40] / Wallis [33]….. 73

52] Treacy [56] / Tracey [13] / Tracy [3]….. 72

53] Power….. 68

54] Lynch….. 67

55] Buckley [57] / Buckly [5] / Buckely [4]….. 66

56] O’Neill [62] / O’Neil [2]….. 64

57] Hanley [54] / Hanly [9]….. 63

58] Connors [51] / O’Connors [4] / Conners [3]….. 58

59] Fox [54] / Foxe [3]….. 57; Rea [50] / Ray [7]….. 57

61] O’Dea [26] / Dee [26] / O’Dee [4]….. 56

62] Fogarty….. 54

63] Brazil [24] / Brazill [22] / Brazzill [4] / Brazzelle [1] / Braziel [1]….. 52; Quish…. 52 

65] Cronin….. 50; Gallahue….. 50; Lyons….. 50

68] O’Leary [43] / Leary [6]….. 49

69] Fenton….. 48

70] Hannan [33] / Hannon [12] / Hannin [1]….. 46

71] Cahill….. 44; Connolly [43] / Connelly [1]….. 44

73] O’Reilly [32] / Reilly [9] / O’Riley [1] / Rahily [1]….. 43; O’Donoghue [14] / Donohue [13] / Donoghue [11] / O’Donohue [4] / Donahue [1]….. 43

75] Doherty [35] / Doherty [7]….. 42; Heffernan….. 42; Hanrahan….. 42

78] Hogan….. 41; O’Gorman [27] / Gorman [14]….. 41

80] Coughlan [35] / Coghlan [4] / Caughlan [1]….. 40

81] O’Meara [22] / O’Mara [15] / Mara [1] / McMara [1]….. 39; Quinlan….. 39

83] Clancy [34] / Clancey [4]….. 38; Coleman [37] / Colman [1]….. 38; Corkery….. 38; Finn….. 38; Harty….. 38; Moore….. 38

89] Foley….. 37; O’Shea [36] / Shea [1]….. 37

91] Clifford….. 36; Healy [35] / Healey [1]….. 36; McEniry [20] / Keniry [6] / Keniery [4] / McKeniry [3] / McEnery [2] / Kinnery….. 36; Quillinan [35] / Quillinane [1]….. 36

95] Corbett [30] / Corbeth [3] / Corbet [1] / Corbette [1]….. 35; Irwin….. 35; Lane….. 35

98] McCormack [22] / McCormac [12]….. 34

99] Herbert….. [33]

100] Collins….. 32; Hoare….. 32; Hyland….. 32; Quinn [26] / Quin [6]….. 32; Shanahan….. 32

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105] Quirke [29] / Quirk [2]….. 31; Young [29] / Younge [2]….. 31 

107] Cunningham….. 30; Dwane [27] / Dwan [3]….. 30; Hehir [25] / Herr [5]….. 30; Scully [29] / Sculley [1]….. 30

111] Hickey….. 29; Kirby….. 29; Mortell [25] / Mortal [2] / Mortel [1] / Martell [1]….. 29; O’Grady [27] / Grady [2]….. 29; Ronan [28] / Ronane [1]….. 29; Sampson….. 29

117] Allen….. 28; Richardson….. 28; Stanton [17] / Staunton [11]….. 28

120] Coffey [25] / Coffie [1] / Caffee [1]….. 27; Coscoran [11] / Coskeran [11] / Coskern [5]….. 27; Dunne [26] / Dunn [1]….. 27; Fraher….. 27; McAuliffe [24] / MacAuliffe [3]….. 27; Slattery….. 27; Spillane….. 27

127] Creed….. 26; Dineen [16] / Dinneen [10]….. 26; Downes [14] / Downs [12]….. 26;  Halpin….. 26; Maunsell [19] / Mansell [7]….. 26; Nagle….. 26; Russell 26

134] Boland….. 25; Kearney….. 25; McDonald….. 25; Molan….. 25; Steepe [15] / Steep [10]….. 25; Upton….. 25

140] Conway….. 24; Fennessy….. 24; Gilbert….. 24; Halloran [13] / O’Halloran [11]…..24; Harrington….. 24

145] Crawford….. 23; Crowley….. 23; Fleming [20] / Flemming [3]….. 23; Hartigan….. 23; Piggott [14] / Pigott [9]….. 23; King….. 23

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151] Ahern [18] / Aherne [4]….. 22; Frazer [16] / Fraser [6]….. 22; Heaphy [21] / Heafy [1]….. 22; Scanlan [15] / Scanlon [7]….. 22; Taylor…. 22; Torpey [17] / Torpy [4] / Torpery [1]….. 22

157] Bailey [12] / Baily [7] Baylee [2]….. 21; Byrnes [9] / Byrne [4] / O’Byrne [4] / Byrns [3] / O’Barin [1]….. 21; Costello [18] / Costelloe [3]…… 21; Dalton….. 21; Drake….. 21; Fitzpatrick….. 21; Forde [20] / Ford [1]….. 21; Griffin [18] / Griffen [3]….. 21; Grimes….. 21; Keating….. 21; Lenihan [15] / Linihan [5] / Linehan [1]….. 21; Neville [19] / Nevill [1] / Neval [1]….. 21

169] Clohessy [17] / Cloghessy [3]….. 20; Farrell [15] / Farroll [4] / Farrel [1]….. 20; Kennedy [19] / O’Kennedy [1]….. 20; Gubbins….. 20; Hourigan [13] / Horigan [4] / Horrigan [2] / Howrigan [1]….. 20; Lewis….. 20; O’Rourke [18] / Rourke [1] / O’Roarke [1]….. 20

176] Cotter….. 19; Cussen….. 19; Egan….. 19; McNamara [18] / MacNamara [1]….. 19; Moroney [18] / Maroney [1]….. 19; Moynihan [18] / Monihan [1]….. 19; Mullane….. 19; Williams….. 19

184] Bluett [12] / Blewitt [6]….. 18; Hurley [12] / O’Hurley [6]….. 18; Joyce….. 18; Keogh [10] / McKeogh [8]….. 18; Luddy….. 18; Mulvihille [9] / Mulvihill [8] / Mulvahill [1]…. 18

190] Dinan [16] / Dynan [1]….. 17; Eirey [10] / Eary [6] / Airy [1]….. 17; Galligan….. 17; Higgins….. 17

194] Beary….. 16; Downey….. 16; Lillis….. 16; Mitchell….. 16; Murnane….. 16; O’Shaughnessy [13] / Shaughnessy [3]….. 16; Quilty….. 16

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201] Brennan….. 15; Hannigan [14] / O’Hannigan [1]….. 15; Hedderman….. 15; Landers….. 15; Madden….. 15; Mulqueen….. 15 

207] Begley….. 14;  Browne [11] / Brown [3]….. 14; Cooke….. 14; Davis….. 14; Doyle….. 14; Fetton….. 14; Hulihan [8] / Houlihan [3] / Holohan 3….. 14; Kenny….. 14; Kent….. 14; Kincaid [8] / Kinkead [5] / Kincade [1]….. 14

217] Bartman….. 13; Bermingham [12] / Birmingham [1]….. 13; Blake….. 13; Dillon….. 13; Finnin [12] / Finan [1]….. 13; Fitzgibbons [7] / Fitzgibbon [6]….. 13; Gleeson….. 13; Moher….. 13; Mulcahy [12] / Ua Maolcatha [1]….. 13; O’Donovan [11] / Donovan [2]….. 13; Thornhill….. 13; Winters….. 13; Woods….. 13 

230] Alton…..12; Canty….. 12; Danaher….. 12, Fahy [7] / Fahey [5]….. 12; Guerin….. 12, McInerney….. 12; Norris….. 12; Powell….. 12

238] Cowhey….. 11; Ganey….. 11; Geary….. 11; Hynan….. 11; Kennefick [6] / Kenefick [5]….. 11; Mee….. 11; Mulvey….. 11; Murray [10] / Murry [1]….. 11; Raleigh….. 11; Whelan….. 11

248] Callanan….. 10; Childs….. 10; Cusack….. 10; Doran….. 10; Elliott….. 10; Fizelle….. 10; Flanagan….. 10, Goggin….. 10; Harris….. 10; Hedigan….. 10; Henebry….. 10; Hussey….. 10; Malone….. 10; Mescal [8] / Meskill [2]….. 10;  Morrissey [8] / Morrissy [1] / Morressy [1]….. 10; Rice….. 10;  Shannon….. 10; Shumacher [6] / Schummacher [4]….. 10; Ward….. 10; Weeks [9] / Weiks [1]….. 10

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268] Bennett….. 9; Blackburne [5] / Blackburn [4]….. 9; Breedy….. 9; Crehan….. 9; Cunneen [8] / Cuneen [1]….. 9; Godfrey….. 9; Hackett….. 9; Hanlon [7] / O’Hanlon [2]….. 9; Hassett….. 9; Ivory….. 9; Leonard….. 9;  Meagher [6] / Maher [3]….. 9; Naylor….. 9; Nugent….. 9; Reed….. 9; Stack….. 9; Stebbins….. 9; Tierney….. 9; Touchstone [7] / Touchestone [2]….. 9;  Turner….. 9; White….. 9

289] Barrer….. 8; Barton….. 8; Cudmore….. 8; Dolan….. 8; Fitzsimon….. 8; Mackessy….. 8;  Magner…. 8; McCreery….. 8; Moriarty….. 8; Mullaney….. 8;  Ní Mhuireadhaigh [6] / O Muireadhaigh [2]….. 8, Ní Muidhaigh [6] / O Muidhaigh [2]….. 8; Oliver….. 8; Purcell….. 8; Royse….. 8; Sherwood….. 8; Sloane [6] Sloan [2]….. 8

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306] Barlow….. 7; Burns….. 7; Conroy….. 7; Crowe [6] / Crow [1]….. 7; Deely….. 7; Donegan [6] / Donnegan [1]….. 7; Doody….. 7; Duffy….. 7; Duggan….. 7; Dunworth….. 7; Guiry….. 7; Handley….. 7; Harrington….. 7; Horgan [6] / Organ [1]….. 7; Jones….. 7; Kavanagh….. 7; Lucy….. 7; O’Malley [5] / Malley [2]….. 7; Moran….. 7; Osborne….. 7; Phillips….. 7; Trehy….. 7; Verdon….. 7

329] Birrane….. 6; Bohan [5] / Boohan [1]….. 6; Bovenizer….. 6; Creagh [5] / Creigh [1]….. 6;  Creedon….. 6; Cullen….. 6;  Curtin [5] / Curtayne [1]….. 6; Hoey….. 6; Denihan….. 6; Gallagher….. 6; Ginivan….. 6; Glavin….. 6; Holloway….. 6; Hyde….. 6; Kilmartin….. 6; Knox….. 6; Luther [5] / Luter [1]….. 6; McDonnell….. 6; McElligott…..6; McGoldrick….. 6; Owens….. 6; Reeves….. 6; Ross….. 6; Swift….. 6; Toomey [4] / Toomey [2]….. 6; Wall….. 6

354] Backey….. 5; Bishop….. 5; Blacklock….. 5; Broderick….. 5; Burgess….. 5; Cummins….. 5; Dennehy….. 5; Dennison….. 5; Egleston….. 5; Flaherty [4] / O’Flaherty [1]….. 5; Frewen….. 5; Hewitt [4] / Hute [1]….. 5; Holmes….. 5; Howell….. 5;  Manning….. 5; McCann….. 5; McGowan….. 5; McMahon….. 5, Meany [4] / Meaney [1]….. 5; Mulalley [3] / Mullalley [2]….. 5; Nolan….. 5; O’Driscoll [4] / Driscoll [1]….. 5; Palmer….. 5; Pillion….. 5; Smyth [4] / Smith [1]….. 5; Supple….. 5; Vallance [3] / Vallence [1] / Vallins [1]….. 3

381] Beckham….. 4; Beechinor….. 4; Bourne….. 4; Bowler….. 4; Brosnan [2] / Brosnahan [2]….. 4; Byron….. 4; Clarkson….. 4; Clogherty….. 4; Cogan….. 4; Colbert….. 4; Cole….. 4; Corcoran [2] / Corkeran [2]….. 4; Culhane….. 4; Culloty….. 4; Divane….. 4; Haines [3] / Haynes [1]….. 4; Harley….. 4; Heenan….. 4; Herlihy….. 4; Hill….. 4; Hosford….. 4; Lahive….. 4; Lehane….. 4; Lonergan….. 4; Looby….. 4; Lydon….. 4; Lynn….. 4; Lysaght….. 4; Mangan [3] / Mangion [1]….. 4; McFee….. 4; McGlynn [3] / Glynn [1]….. 4; Mohide….. 4; Mountcashel….. 4; Naughton….. 4; Paterson….. 4; Portobello….. 4; Reidy….. 4; Reynolds….. 4

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419] Bagwell….. 3; Bevan….. 3; Bowe [2] / Bowes [1]….. 3; Breen [1] / Breeny [1] / Breeany [1]….. 3; Brick….. 3; Carr….. 3; Clehane….. 3; Coomey….. 3; Courtney….. 3; Cranits….. 3; Denehy [2] / Denehey [1]….. 3;  Desmond….. 3; Dooley….. 3; Falahee….. 3; Garrett….. 3; Gibson….. 3; Griffith….. 3; Grogan….. 3; Heelan….. 3; Hopley….. 3; Humphreys….. 3; Kidd….. 3; Lawlor….. 3; Legeer….. 3; Linane….. 3; Lundon….. 3; Massy….. 3; Mayner….. 3;  McGarrigle….. 3; Mulcaire [1] / Mulchair [1] / Mulclair [1]….. 3; Myers….. 3; Newell….. 3; Nielsen….. 3; Sargent….. 3; Solomon….. 3; Spencer….. 3; Stringer….. 3; Whiteside….. 3; Wiseman….. 3

457] Alexander….. 2; Biggane….. 2; Caley….. 2; Canavan….. 2; Carver….. 2; Chamberlain….. 2; Crannitch….. 2; Creamer….. 2; Davin….. 2; Delaney [1] / Delany [1]….. 2; Dower….. 2; Duhig….. 2; Dunlea….. 2; Fallon….. 2; Fanning….. 2; Franks….. 2; Frost….. 2; Galvin….. 2; Gibbons….. 2; Grafton….. 2; Kirk….. 2; Henchy….. 2; Hoctor….. 2; Kingston….. 2; Lawne….. 2; Lipseth….. 2; Leo….. 2; Long….. 2; Manahan….. 2; McEvoy….. 2; McKenna….. 2; Miller….. 2; Morrison….. 2; Nehill….. 2; Noone….. 2; O’Drine….. 2; Pinker….. 2; Pitman….. 2; Read….. 2; Roderick….. 2; Sarsfield….. 2; Sexton….. 2; St George….. 2; Sweeney [1] / Sweeny [1]….. 2; Teskey….. 2; Townsend….. 2; Trench….. 2; Vaughan….. 2

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504] Allison, Ambrose, Bailham, Binane, Blyth, Boardman, Branderick, Brogan, Bruggy, Cagney, Calvert, Caplice, Carrick, Cliff, Collopy, Comerford, Commons, Cooney, Cooper, Coops, Copps, Cordon, Croghan, Crolly, Crotty, Cullinan, Culloger, Danley, Deering, Dennison, Dowling, Dunbar, Egar, Enright, Fannon, Fanton, Feane, Feeney, Fenn, Finnegan, Fisher, Flavin, Flood, Frawley, Gannon, Ginollt, Gloster, Goffin, Gore, Gould, Goulden, Grace, Graham, Grant, Haden, Hafferth, Halley, Hamill, Hardaker, Harding, Harsell, Haverty, Hazlewood, Hughes, Hyan, Irish, John, Keaten, Kally, Kilkeary, Kinane, Konan, Lacey, Learmont, Lee-Brazill, Linehan, Lodwick, Lombard, Lopin, Mahon, Mannion, Marrah, McAllister, McArdle, McAnuff, McArtiny, McBrien, McClean, McCulloch, McFerran, McGurr, McInaqueddy, Meads, Meally, Meyler, Minahan, Minan, Mockler, Mollison, Morey,  Mulligan, Neylon, Ogan, O’Killeran, O’Reane, O’Toole, Phelan, Prenderghast, Pyne, Quigley, Quilter, Renahan, Scales, Scarff, Sheil, Sherlock, Shinners, Shire, Shorten, Slyne,  Stafford, St John, Sutherland, Tinny, Tobin-Corkery, Tones, Watson, Westead, Wilson….. 1

Total surnames: 602

including derivatives: 830

= 12,953 

Notes: It is possible that the reader will detect names with the search function of the census site which do not appear in the above list. This is due to the fact that compiler made a decision to incorporate assorted names which are indubitably unintentional variants of the standard version, such as Carrol, Cronen, Corkrey. In addition, 326 occupants of Kilmallock Workhouse are recorded with initials only, as are some three dozen RIC men. Also the possibility of mistranscriptions in the census data should be borne in mind.

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