McDowell households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Dubhghaill Mac Dowell, Mac Dougall: an-líonmhar in oirthear Uladh agus cuíosach líonmhar in oirthear Laighean. Mar aon le muintir Mhic Dhomhnaill, thánadar ó Innse Gall go h-Éirinn sa 14 & 15 céad mar ghallóglaigh. Shocraigh cuid acu i Ros Comáin. Is cosúil gur imirceoirí Albanacha sa 17 céad cuid mhaith dóibh siúd in Ulaidh anois.
MacDowell Very numerous: Ulster generally, Louth-Meath etc. Ir. Mac Dubhghaill (dark stranger). The name refers mainly to Scottish settlers, some of whom came from the Western Isles as galloglasses.MIF.


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

The surname

Parishes where McDowell and a second surname are found together


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