Corcoran households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Corcoran Very numerous: Munster, S Leinster, Connacht etc. Ir. Mac Corcráin, a sept of Offaly now widely spread in the south. Also Ó Corcráin, corcair, purple, originally meant ruddy. These were an ecclesiastical family in Fermanagh. In the north, Corcoran has been to some extent replaced the Scots Cochrane. IF.
Corkery numerous: Cork, Kerry etc. Ir. Ó Corcra, corcair, purple, which may have had the meaning "ruddy" - hence a personal name.
Mac Corcoráin Corcoran: an-líonmhar sa Mhumhain, Connacht & deisceart Laighean. Bhí an clann sa in Éile Uí Chearbhaill (Uíbh Fhailí).
Ó Corcoráin Corcoran: ar aon dul le Mac Corcoráin ach deir Mac Giolla Iasachta gur bhain an dream sa le Fear Manach mar a rabhadar ina airchinnigh. I gConnachta is mó atá siad anois.IF.


  • Corcoran in 1659.
  • Corcoran births mapped 1864-1913
  • Corcoran 1901 census map
  • Corcoran 1911 census map
  • Corcoran Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Corcoran Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

The surname

Parishes where Corcoran and a second surname are found together


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