Parishes where Nelson 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:93Armagh:25Belfast city:53Cavan:12
Down:127Dublin:7Dublin city:10Fermanagh:14
Leitrim:4Limerick:1Limerick city:1Louth:7

Surname Dictionary

Mac Neighill Neilson: líon beag: an Mhí-Cabhán-Lú. Comh-shloinne le Mac Néill ach go bhfuil nasc Lochannach ann. Tá Njall (Lochlannach) comhchiallmhar le Niall.
Neilson Quite numerous: Meath-Cavan-Louth etc. Ir. Mac Neighill. Derived from Norse first name Njall which is from Irish Niall. Popular English first name Nigel is cognate. So this name is basically the same as Neill & Mac Neill, q.v.
Nelson Very numerous: Ulster, especially N Down. Ir. Mac Neighill. The well-known English name is present here; ironically, it derives ultimately from Irish Niall which is discussed under Neal and Neilson. DBS & DOS.

Variants in Griffith's
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Neilson: 30
Nelson: 594

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Mac Neighill

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