McErlain households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Mac Fhirléighinn Mac Erlean, Mac Erlain: líonmhar i gCúige Uladh. Aisteach go leor, tháinig dream díobh ó Shligeach go Doire sa 17 céad. In Aontroim is mó atáid anois. MIF.
MacErlain Quite numerous: Antrim-Down, Donegal etc. Ir. Mac Fhirléighinn (learned man). Originating in Sligo, a branch moved to Derry. Refers to head of monastic school.MIF.
MacErlean numerous: Ulster generally, especially Antrim. See Mac Erlain.

Variants in Griffith's
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