Foody households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Foody Quite numerous: Mayo. Ir. Ó Fuada. A sept of Uí Fiachrach, Mayo. By mistranslation it also appears as Swift. The derivation could be from fuadach, plundering. SI.
Foudy rare: Clare. Ir. Ó Fuada. Perhaps from fuadach, plundering. This name has become Swift in Connacht due to confusion with fuadar, hurry. See also Foody. SGG.
Ó Fuada Foody, Foudy: líon beag: Maigh Eo, an Clár. Clann de chuid Uí Fiachrach i Maigh Eo. Trí mhí-aistriú, tá Swift orthu, leis. Ceapann Mac Giolla Iasachta gur Ó Fuadaigh a ba chóir a bheith orthu. Dar ndó, is ionann fuadach agus creachadh! SI & SGG.

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