Humphries



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

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Surname Dictionary

Humphrey numerous: all areas except Connacht but especially Ulster. English from first name Humphrey. Present in Ulster 17 cent and gaelicised Mac Unfraidh, Unfraidh.
Hunfraidh Humphrey: líonmhar gach treo, seachas Connachta. Bhí siad in Éirinn go luath tar éis an Ionraidh ach is sa 17 céad a thánadar go tiubh go Cúige Uladh. Deineadh Mac Unfraidh díobh, uaireannta.
Mac Unfraidh Humphreys: líonmhar gach aird - Cúige Uladh go sonrach. Sloinne Sasanach in Ultaibh sa 17 céad - as seo an gaelú. Ní mór a aithint gur tugadh Humphrey ar an ainm Amhlaoibh faoin bpróiseas galldaithe. Deirtear go gciallaíonn an t-ainm Teotanach Humfrid "cosantóir an tí".

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