Grehan


Grehan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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

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Surname Dictionary

Grehan numerous: Louth, Midlands, Connacht. Ir. Ó Gréacháin, gréach = scream. It has been anglicised Graham and Grimes also. SI.
MacGreehan Very rare: Belfast. See Mac Grehan.
MacGrehan Very rare: Down. Ir. ? Mac Gréacháin. Woulfe derives it from créach, blind. If so, it should spell Mag Créacháin. SGG.
Magreehan rare: Belfast area. See Mac Grehan.
Ó Gréacháin Grehan, Grimes, Graham: líonmhar: Lár na Tíre, Connachta. B'fhéidir gur ionann gréach agus scréach (= béic) ach ní mór a mheabhrú gur sloinne Albanach Graham i gCúige Uladh agus go mbaineann Grimes le Ó Gormaile, leis. In ndeireadh na dála, is féidir le muintir Grehan a rá gur Gréachánaigh iad gan aon agó.


Parishes where Grehan and a second surname are found together

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