Magilligan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Gilgan rare: N Connacht. Ir. Ó Giollagáin. Dimin. of giolla, attendant. A sept of Sligo-Leitrim, this name is separate from MacGilligan.
Gilligan numerous: all areas, especially Connacht. Ir. Mac Giollagáin. Derived from giolla, a youth, attendant). The sept was associated with Derry. Also Ó Giollagáin in Connacht and changed from Galligan, q.v. MIF.
Mac Giollagáin Mac Gilligan, Gilligan: líonmhar ar fud na tíre. Tá Mac Gilligan le fáil i nDoire go sonrach - a ndúiche shinseartha. Cailleadh an "Mac" de réir a chéile ach tá Trá Mhic Ghiollagáin ar bhruach Loch Feabhail fós.
MacGilligan Quite numerous: Derry etc. Ir. Mac Giollagáin, from giollagán, diminutive of giolla, meaning "little lad". An important sept of Derry. SI.
Magilligan rare: Derry etc. Variant of Mac Gilligan, q.v.


  • Magilligan in 1659.
  • Magilligan births mapped 1864-1913
  • Magilligan 1901 census map
  • Magilligan 1911 census map
  • Magilligan Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Magilligan Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

Parishes where Magilligan and a second surname are found together


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