Leech



Parishes where Leech 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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Antrim:55Armagh:5Belfast city:9Carlow:6
Cavan:6Clare:1Cork:4Derry:10
Donegal:4Down:6Dublin:5Dublin city:14
Fermanagh:2Galway:28Kildare:3Kilkenny:6
Laois:5Longford:1Louth:11Mayo:16
Meath:12Monaghan:5Roscommon:8Sligo:4
Tipperary:8Tyrone:17Westmeath:10Wexford:3

Surname Dictionary

Leach fairly rare: Dublin, Cork etc. English, "physician". See Leech. DOS.
Leech numerous: mainly Leinster with Ulster & Connacht. While this is an old English name meaning physician, it is also an anglicisation of Ó Laoghóg, laogh = calf, in western districts. See also Logue. MIF & SGG.
Leetch fairly rare: E Ulster. Scottish version of old English Leech (physician). also Leitch.
Ó Laoghóg Logue, Leech: líonmhar: giorrú ar Ó Maolmhaodhóg in Ultaibh ach tá an bun-shloinne mar Leech i nGaillimh mar a bhfuil siad annamh. I gCill Conaill, Gaillimh, a bhí an chlann sa bunaithe ar dtús. In oirthear na tíre, is sloinne gallda Leech a chiallaíonn lia, dochtúir.

Variants in Griffith's
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Leech: 265
Leeche: 2
Leetch: 3

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Leach
Leecth
O Laoghog


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