Birney


Birney households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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

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Surname Dictionary

Berney Quite numerous: S.E.Leinster. Ir. Mac Biorna. This is a Scottish name usually appearing as MacBirney in Ulster. However, the prevalence of Berneys around the O'Byrne country would suggest a connection with them.
Birney Quite numerous: Ulster. Ir. Mac Biorna. Scottish, of Norse derivation but also from Birnie in Moray. SGG & SS.
Birnie rare: Belfast area. See Birney.
Mac Biorna Mac Birney, Burney: líon beag in Ulaidh. De bhunadh Albanach iad agus baineann an sloinne leis an ainm Lochannach Bjarni.
MacBernie Very rare: Derry. Variant of Mac Birney, q.v.
MacBirney rare: Armagh. Ir. Mac Biorna, Scots with name of Norse origin. Relatively recent in Ulster.
MacBurney numerous: E Ulster. Ir. Mac Biorna, Scottish from a Norse name and in Ireland 19 cent. See also Mac Birney.

The surname


Parishes where Birney and a second surname are found together

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Variants in Griffith's
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Non-Griffith's Variants

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