• Gilmore in 1659.
  • Gilmore births mapped 1864-1913
  • Gilmore 1901 census map
  • Gilmore 1911 census map
  • Gilmore Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname

Parishes where Gilmore and a second surname are found together


Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Gilmore Very numerous: Ulster, particularly Antrim-Down, also Galway etc. Ir. (1) Mac Giolla Mhir (swift servant) in Connacht. (2) Mac Giolla Mhuire (devotee of Blessed Virgin Mary) in Ulster. The latter applies to Scottish Gilmour which no doubt accounts for some of the Ulster names. Minor synonyms: Gilmer, Gilmor, Gillmor. MIF & SGG.
Gilmour numerous: N Antrim, Down etc. Scottish, associated with Galloway which was largely Gaelic-speaking in 12 cent. See Gilmore.
Mac Giolla Mhir Gilmore: annamh: Sligeach. Clann de chuid Uí Fiachrach. Seasann Gilmore do shloinnte eile: Mac Giolla Mhuire & rl. chomh maith. An bhrí: giolla mear, is ionann agus ógánach meidhreach.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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