Keiran



Parishes where Keiran and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Armagh:1Clare:3Dublin city:1Leitrim:3
Louth:54Mayo:2Meath:6Monaghan:1
Offaly:4Roscommon:1Westmeath:3

Surname Dictionary

Kearins fairly rare: Sligo. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín from ciar, black. A sept of Mayo of which a branch went to Clare in 15 cent. See Kerin(s). SGG.
Kearns Very numerous: all areas, especially South East and Connacht. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín. Septs in N Connacht and E Cork. See Kearins & Kerin(s). IF & SGG.
Kearon Quite numerous: Wicklow etc. See Kieran.
Kerins numerous: Clare-Kerry etc; Sligo-Mayo etc. Ir. Ó Ciaráin, Ó Céirín. A number of septs, the chief one being Ó Céirín in Mayo. See Kearns also.
Kerns Very rare: Belfast. See Kearns.
Ó Céirín (1) Kearns, (2) Kerins: tá (1) líonmhar i Laighin theas & Connachta; (2) cuíosach líonmhar i gCiarraí & Connacht. Deir de Bhulbh go raibh clann díobh suite i Maigh Eo. Is comhchiallach le Ó Ciaráin é agus is cosúil go raibh clanna éagsúla ann.SGG.
Ó Ciaráin Kieran: líonmhar i dtuaisceart Laighean ach tá sé ar aon dul le Ó Céirín a bhaineann le Connacht den chuid is mó. Bhí Ciarán ar thimpeall dosaen de naoimh na h-Éireann; ciallaíonn an t-ainm duine le gruaig dhubh nó cruth crón. Féach Ó Cearáin.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Kearan: 21
Kearin: 26
Kearins: 2
Kearn: 42
Kearne: 9
Kearnes: 10
Kearns: 730
Keeran: 70
Keerans: 2
Keerin: 2
Keiran: 79
Keirans: 6
Keirns: 6
Kerin: 96
Kerins: 38
Kerns: 35
Kieran: 99

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Cearens
Cearnes
Cearns
Cerns
Cyran
Keairns
Kearane
Kearans
Kearen
Kearnis
Kearon
Kearrins
Keerins
Keirance
Keranes
Keren
Kerence
Kerens
Kernes
Kirns
O Ceirin
O Ciarain
O Ciaran


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