French



Parishes where French 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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Antrim:31Armagh:1Belfast city:2Cavan:1
Cork:20Cork city:6Derry:12Donegal:1
Down:4Dublin:10Dublin city:19Galway:31
Kerry:3Kildare:2Kilkenny:5Laois:4
Louth:4Mayo:13Meath:4Offaly:5
Roscommon:16Sligo:2Tipperary:1Tyrone:2
Waterford:11Westmeath:1Wexford:37Wicklow:1

Surname Dictionary

de Fréins French: líon beag: Loch Garman, Gaillimh. Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe". Is cosúil gur Francach agus ní frêne atá annso. Féach Frínseach, leis.
Ffrench Quite numerous: Roscommon, Wexford, Meath etc. Anglo-Normans who settled in Wexford and Galway, whence one of the "Tribes of Galway". The Welsh "ff" for normal "f" arose in 16 cent. The name also occurs as French. Ir. Frinseach.
French numerous: E Ulster, Wexford, Waterford etc. Ir. Frínseach. One of the "Tribes of Galway" and long connected with Roscommon. Scottish & English, denoting French origin. IF.
Frinseach French: líonmhar: Ulaidh, Oir-dheisceart. Ceann de "Threabhanna na Gaillimhe" agus baint acu le Ros Comáin. Sasanaigh de bhunadh Francach. IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Ffrench: 19
French: 249

Non-Griffith's Variants

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de Freins
Frensh
Frinseach


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