Gall households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Gall Quite numerous: Kilkenny-Wexford-Waterford. Ir. Gall; Mac an Ghaill (gall = foreigner). The latter a patromymic adopted by the Stapletons, an Anglo-Norman family who settled in Kilkenny. SI & SGG.
Gall Gaule: líon beag: Oir-dheisceart. Le ceart: Mac an Ghaill, q.v.
Gaw Quite numerous: Belfast, Down. Ir. Mag Ádhaimh (Adam). In Scotland this name usually stands for Gall, but MacGaw and Mac Caw were synonymous with MacAdam. SI & SS.
MacGall Quite numerous: Antrim etc. As Mac Gale.


  • Gall in 1659.
  • Gall births mapped 1864-1913
  • Gall 1901 census map
  • Gall 1911 census map
  • Gall Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Gall Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

The surname

Parishes where Gall and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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