Costello



Parishes where Costello and a second surname are found together

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

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Antrim:3Armagh:3Belfast city:1Carlow:3
Cavan:2Clare:18Cork:10Cork city:3
Derry:6Donegal:1Down:3Dublin:19
Dublin city:9Fermanagh:5Galway:194Kerry:13
Kildare:13Kilkenny:91Laois:32Leitrim:18
Limerick:39Limerick city:11Longford:9Louth:3
Mayo:126Meath:4Monaghan:7Offaly:19
Roscommon:14Sligo:39Tipperary:32Tyrone:3
Waterford:8Westmeath:19Wexford:19Wicklow:10

Surname Dictionary

Costello Very numerous: all provinces, especially Connacht and Munster. An Irish patronymic adopted by the Norman Nangles: Mac Oisdealbhaigh from os, a deer and dealbh, likeness, so "deer-like". They were seated in Mayo. Mod.Ir. Mac Coisteala. IF.
Mac Coistealbh Costello: féach Mac Oisdealbhaigh.
Mac Oisdealbh Costello: an-líonmhar: Connachta & Mumhain. Shíolraigh siad ó Oisdealbh, mac le Gilbert de Nangle (de Nógla) a bhí i gConnachta sa 12 céad. Cruthúnas gur gaelaíodh an chlann chumasach sa go luath tar éis an Ionraidh. Bhí muintir Choisteala agus muintir Mhic Dhiarmada in achrann go minic agus is as an dteannas san an eachtra ba bhun leis an amhrán "Úna Bhán" - ceann de mhór-amhráin an domhain. Fréamh: os + dealbh - ar nós fia. Litriú nua: Mac Coisteala.
O Coisdealbha rare: Connacht. Ir.Lang. See Costello.

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