• McDonnell in 1659.

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    The surname

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Parishes where McDonnell and a second surname are found together


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

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Antrim:180Armagh:124Belfast city:68Carlow:104
Cavan:180Clare:91Cork:138Cork city:34
Dublin city:101Fermanagh:102Galway:94Kerry:56
Limerick:56Limerick city:24Longford:41Louth:184

Surname Dictionary

Donnell fairly numerous: Derry, W Tyrone. Usually occurs as O'Donnell, q.v.
Mac Domhnaill Mac Donnell, Mac Donald: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre in Ulaidh ach go h-áirithe. Tháinig dream amháin (Mac Donald) ó Albain mar ghallóglaigh agus shocraigh i nGleannta Aontroma. Bhí clanna eile i bhFear Manach agus i dTuathmhumhain. Ciallaíonn an t-ainm Domhnall "domhan-chumhachtach". IF.
MacDonnell Very numerous: all areas, Ulster generally, Louth-Meath, Mayo etc. Ir. Mac Domhnaill, from first name Domhnall, "world-mighty". One group came from Scotland in 13 cent and became established in the Glens of Antrim; another sept of Thomond (Clare) were connected with the O'Briens. IF.

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