Foy


Foy households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Foy numerous: Galway, Connacht generally, Ulster, N Leinster. Ir. Ó Fiaich. From fiach, a raven, used as a personal name. Woulfe mentions Ó Fáith as a shortened form of Fahey, which might account for many of the Foys in Connacht. SI & SGG.
Ó Faith Foy, Fahey: leagan giorraithe ar Ó Fathaigh, q.v.
Ó Fiaich Very rare: Armagh. Ir.Lang. Note the late lamented Tomás, Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh. The name probably derives from Fiach, raven. See also Fee. SI.
Ó Fiaich Fee, Hunt: líonmhar in Ultaibh, Tír Eoghain go speisialta, agus i Longfort, Lú agus Liatroim, leis. Clann airchinneach i bhFear Manach, tráth. Cuimhneófar ar an gCairdinéal Tomás Ó Fiaich (1923-90), Gael, Eorpach agus scoláire a thuill clú do Chlanna Gael.

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