Blake



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

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Antrim:3Armagh:1Belfast city:6Carlow:1
Cavan:4Clare:54Cork:63Cork city:4
Derry:3Donegal:11Down:2Dublin:21
Dublin city:16Fermanagh:7Galway:233Kerry:2
Kildare:2Kilkenny:10Laois:10Leitrim:19
Limerick:19Limerick city:6Longford:5Louth:2
Mayo:45Meath:65Monaghan:1Offaly:17
Roscommon:2Sligo:4Tipperary:45Tyrone:2
Waterford:7Westmeath:7Wexford:30Wicklow:17

Surname Dictionary

Blake numerous: all provinces. Ir. de Bláca. Normans, originally Cadell. One of the "tribes" of Galway. It also stands for Ir. Ó Bláthmhaic (Blowick) in Fermanagh and Connacht. The name is based on the epithet "black". IF & SI.
de Bláca Very rare: Dublin etc. Ir. Lang. See Blake.
de Bláca Blake: an-líonmhar tríd an dtír. A-Normannaigh agus ceann de "Treabhanna na Gaillimhe". Bhí siad suite i gCo. na Gaillimhe agus Cill Dara. I bhFear Manach, d'fhéadfadh Blake bheith mar ghalldú ar Ó Bláthmhaic, q.v. Caddell a bhí ar na Blácaigh ar dtús. IF & SI.

Variants in Griffith's
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Blake: 747

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Blaike
Blakes
Bleack
Bleak
Bleake
De Blaca


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