Alexander



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:106Armagh:32Belfast city:32Carlow:3
Cavan:1Clare:1Cork:3Cork city:1
Derry:44Donegal:33Down:55Dublin:4
Dublin city:7Fermanagh:11Galway:6Kildare:2
Kilkenny:3Leitrim:1Limerick:1Limerick city:6
Mayo:3Monaghan:9Offaly:14Roscommon:3
Sligo:5Tipperary:3Tyrone:100Westmeath:1
Wexford:3Wicklow:2

Surname Dictionary

Alexander numerous in Ulster. Very common in Scotland as forename and surname and gaelicised Alastar, hence McAlister etc. This Greek name was brought in by Queen Margaret in 11 cent.
Mac Alsandair Alexander: líonmhar: Cúige Uladh, san oirthear go sonrach. Sloinne a bhain le Albanaigh agus Sasanaigh. An-chuid leagan de in úsáid fadó. SI & SGG.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Alexander: 495

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Alaxander
Alexandar
Alexanders
Alexr
Alixander
Allexander
Mac Alsandair


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