Fahy



Parishes where Fahy and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Armagh:3Carlow:1Cavan:1Clare:68
Cork:19Cork city:5Donegal:1Down:1
Dublin city:1Galway:568Kerry:1Kildare:9
Kilkenny:14Laois:12Limerick:11Limerick city:4
Longford:2Louth:4Mayo:89Meath:7
Offaly:8Roscommon:27Sligo:15Tipperary:118
Tyrone:1Waterford:26Westmeath:6Wexford:4
Wicklow:2

Surname Dictionary

Fahy Very numerous: Galway-Mayo especially, also Munster and S Leinster. Ir. Ó Fathaigh. Woulfe gives derivation fothadh, foundation. It is certainly not faiche, lawn, from which arises the pseudo-translation Greene. They were a sept of Uí Maine (Galway) and were also in Tipperary. IF & SGG.
Vahey Quite numerous: Mayo etc. Ir. Mac a' Bheatha, beatha, life. See Mac Veagh. SI.
Vaughey rare: Drogheda (Louth). See Mac Veagh.
Veighey rare: Belfast. Ir. ? Mac an Bheatha. See Mac Veigh.

Variants in Griffith's
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Fahey: 99
Fahy: 1028
Vahey: 19
Vaughey: 9

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Faey
Faghy
Fahay
Fahee
Fahi
Fahie
Fohey
O'Fahey
O'Fahy
Vaghey
Vehey
Veighey
Veighy


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