Neal


    Maps

  • Neal in 1659.

  • Neal births mapped 1864-1913

  • Neal 1901 census map

  • Neal 1911 census map

  • Neal Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname

  • Family histories: 17
  • Websites

    O'Neill
    (archived)

    O'Neill
    (archived)

    Neill
    Newtownlimavady

    O'Neil
    Franklin Co., NY



Parishes where Neal and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Antrim:7Armagh:9Cavan:11Clare:2
Cork:86Cork city:1Derry:10Down:10
Dublin:7Dublin city:4Galway:5Kerry:5
Kildare:4Kilkenny:6Laois:7Limerick:8
Longford:1Mayo:4Meath:6Monaghan:1
Offaly:7Roscommon:1Tipperary:20Tyrone:4
Westmeath:11Wexford:13Wicklow:13

Surname Dictionary

Mac Néill Mac Neill: an-líonmhar: Cúige Uladh - Aontroim go speisialta. Gallóglaigh ó Inse Gall a tháinig ón 14 céad ar aghaidh. Chuaidh cuid acu go Maigh Eó, mar a bhfuil Mag Réill orthu. B'as Gleannta Aontroma d'Eoin Mac Néill (1867-1945), comh-bhunaitheóir Chonradh na Gaeilge agus scoláire mór. MIF.
MacNeill Very numerous: Ulster generally, especially Antrim. Ir. Mac Néill, from first name Niall. A Scottish galloglass family who settled in Ulster 15 cent. Best known, perhaps, for Eoin Mac Néill, scholar and patriot, 1867-1945.
Neale fairly rare: Belfast area, Midlands etc. Ir. Mac Néill. According to Reaney, this name Niall, started in Ireland and did a tour of Europe before becoming a regular English name. It is also Scottish in the form Mac Neill.
Neill Very numerous: mainly Ulster, also Carlow etc. Ir. Ó Néill. From first name Niall which enjoyed international popularity in mediaeval times. See O'Neill & Neal.
Niall rare: Dublin. First name Niall when used as a surname would become Néill in Irish, usually prefixed by Mac or Ó. In English, the nominative form would be Neal.
Ó Néill O'Neill: an-líonmhar gach aird, i gCúige Uladh ach go h-áirithe. Ceann de mhór-chlanna Gael. Bhí siad i gceannas ar Chineál Eoghain in Ultaibh agus bhí clanna eile i dTuathmhumhain, Ceatharlach agus Tiobraid Árann theas. Mhaígh na h-Ultaigh sinsearacht ó Niall Naoi-ghiallach agus ba mhór a dtionchur ar stair na tíre sa 16 & 17 céad. Roimh theacht Bhrian Bhóroimhe, bhí an chraobh ar a dtugtaí Niallaigh an Deiscirt ina n-Ard-Ríthe ar Éirinn. Bhí craobh eile in Aontroim ar a dtugtaí Clann Aodha Bhuidhe. Níl na h-údair ar aon aigne faoi bhrí an ainm Niall ach bhí sé faiseanta ar fud na h-Eorpa sa mheán-aois. SGG & IF.
O'Neill Very numerous: all areas, especially Ulster. Ir. Ó Néill, from first name Niall, derivation uncertain, though Woulfe gives "champion". They were the leading sept of Cinéal Eoghain in Ulster. There were other septs in Thomond, S Leinster and the Déise (Waterford). IF & SGG.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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McNeal: 9
McNeale: 8
McNeil: 11
McNeile: 10
McNeill: 543
Neal: 263
Neale: 269
Neall: 6
Neil: 254
Neile: 24
Neill: 2578
Neille: 21
Niell: 2
O'Neal: 23
O'Neale: 8
O'Neil: 46
O'Neill: 2720
O'Neille: 18

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Mac Neill
Mac Néill
MacNeal
MacNeil
MacNeill
Markneale
MccNeile
McNail
Mcnaill
McNeall
McNeel
McNeele
McNeell
McNial
McNiel
Mcniell
Neail
Neele
Nele
Nial
Niall
Niel
Niele
Nielle
O neal
O neil
O neile
O Neill
O Neill
O niell
O' neil
O' neile
O'Nail
O'Naile
O'Nale
O'Neail
O'Neall
O'Neile
O'Nial
O'Niel
O'Niell
O'Nill
Oneale
Onele
Onelle


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