Gilbride households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Bride rare: Dublin, Ulster. Scottish, from Ir. Brighid. See MacBride. SS.
Gilbride Quite numerous: Donegal-Fermanagh-Cavan, Longford-Leitrim-Sligo. Ir. Mac Giolla Bhrighde, (servant of St Brigid). Also as MacBride and Kilbride, q.v.
Kilbride fairly numerous: Laois-Carlow-Wicklow etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Bhríde (devotee of St Brigid). It is regarded a Connacht form of the name which also appears as MacBride.
Mac Giolla Bhride Very rare: Donegal. Ir.Lang. See Mac Bride.
Mac Giolla Bhrighde Mac Bride, Kilbride: líonmhar: Cúige Uladh agus sa Oir-dheisceart & rl. Sloinne Albanach é, chomh maith. Leis an meas mór a bhí ag Gaeil ar Bhríd N. ní foláir gur éirigh an sloinne seo in áiteanna éagsúla.
MacBride Very numerous: Belfast, Derry, Donegal & Ulster generally, also South East etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Bhrighde, devotee of St Brigid. An ecclesiastical family of Donegal and the name is current in Scotland whence some at least of the Ulster Mac Brides. IF.


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

The surname

Parishes where Gilbride and a second surname are found together


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