Gildea


Gildea households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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Surname Dictionary

Gildea fairly numerous: Galway-Mayo-Roscommon, Donegal & Belfast area. Ir. Mac Giolla Dé. (servant of God). Primarily a sept of Donegal, they moved to Connacht.MIF, SGG.
Kildea fairly rare: Ulster, Galway etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Dé (God's servant). A Donegal name which has spread to Connacht and Clare. Also as Gildea. MIF.
Mac Giolla Dé Gildea: cuíosach líonmhar: Connachta, Tír Chonaill. Clann a bhí gaolmhar leis na Domhnallaigh thuaidh agus a bhog ó dheas faoi bhrú na Plandála.

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