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

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Antrim:3Armagh:3Belfast city:2

Surname Dictionary

Giffen Quite numerous: Antrim etc. Ir. Mag Dhuibhfinn (dark Finn). The name was current in Ulster in 17 cent. This name also exists in England & Scotland. See MacGiffin. SI & DBS.
MacGiffin rare: Belfast area etc. Ir. Mac Dhuibhfinn, dubh + Fionn (dark Finn). A name associated with E Ulster.
Mag Dhuibhfinn Mac Guffin, Mac Giffin: cuíosach annamh: oirthear Uladh. Brí: dubh + Fionn (ainm pearsanta). Litriú nua: Mag Dhuifinn. SI.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Giffen: 5
Giffin: 15
Mageffin: 5
Magiffin: 5
McGiffan: 6
McGiffin: 8

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Mag Dhuibhfinn

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