Lee


Lee households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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

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Surname Dictionary

Lee Very numerous: all areas. The name can be indigenous or English settler. Ir.(1) Ó Laidhigh (Laoi) Connacht. (2) Ó Laoidhigh, Munster. (3) Mac Laoidhigh, Laois. (4) Mac an Leagha, son of the physician, in Ulster. Laoidheach, a first name meaning poetic. The Connacht family were physicians to the O'Flahertys. IF & SGG.
Mac an Leagha Mac Clay, Mac Alea: cuíosach líonmhar: Tír Chonaill-Doire-Aontroim-an Dún. Bhí clanna éagsúla ach ba i dtuaisceart Uladh ba mhó iad. Lucht leighis, ar ndóigh.
Mac Laoidhigh Lee: annamh. Bhí siad i Laois, tráth. Féach Mac an Leagha.
MacAlea Quite numerous: Down etc. Ir. Mac an Leagha, "son of the physician". A number of traditional medical families had this name with various anglicisations. SI.
O Laoi rare: Dublin, Cork . Ir.Lang. See Lee.
Ó Laoidhigh Lee: líon beag: Connachta & Mumhain. Lianna oidhreachtúla ag Ó Flaitheartaigh agus cáil an léinn orthu. Bhí Ó Laidhigh i gConnachta, leis. Brí: laoidheach = fileata.

    Maps

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

The surname

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