O'Neill


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  • O'Neill in 1659.

  • O'Neill births mapped 1864-1913

  • O'Neill 1901 census map

  • O'Neill 1911 census map

  • O'Neill Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname



  • Family histories: 18
  • Full surname history
  • Websites

    O'Neill
    (archived)

    O'Neill
    (archived)

    Neill
    Newtownlimavady

    O'Neil
    Franklin Co., NY



Parishes where O'Neill 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:305Armagh:127Belfast city:129Carlow:19
Cavan:26Clare:125Cork:113Cork city:23
Derry:221Donegal:33Down:145Dublin:40
Dublin city:94Fermanagh:24Galway:69Kerry:29
Kildare:9Kilkenny:37Laois:7Leitrim:64
Limerick:94Limerick city:25Longford:39Louth:84
Mayo:62Meath:14Monaghan:73Offaly:3
Roscommon:14Sligo:22Tipperary:86Tyrone:461
Waterford:43Westmeath:4Wexford:26Wicklow:31

Surname Dictionary

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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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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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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