Holmes



Parishes where Holmes and a second surname are found together

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

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Antrim:43Armagh:12Belfast city:21Carlow:5
Cavan:6Clare:6Cork:41Cork city:2
Derry:20Donegal:51Down:33Dublin:15
Dublin city:21Galway:9Kerry:1Kildare:4
Kilkenny:21Laois:7Leitrim:6Limerick:24
Limerick city:1Longford:6Louth:4Mayo:22
Meath:16Monaghan:10Offaly:15Roscommon:9
Sligo:4Tipperary:25Tyrone:48Waterford:4
Westmeath:12Wexford:4Wicklow:4

Surname Dictionary

Holmes Very numerous: all provinces especially Ulster. According to MacLysacht, it is not usually of English origin. There are Scottish Holmes in Ulster, derived from Mac Thómais (Gaelic). However, the widespread distribution, without any obvious native synonym, leaves the matter in question. This name is common in England. SI.

Variants in Griffith's
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Holmes: 535
Holms: 3

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Halmes
Haulmes
Hoames
Hoams
Holams
Holems


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