• Smythe in 1659.

  • Smythe births mapped 1864-1913

  • Smythe 1901 census map

  • Smythe 1911 census map

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    The surname

  • Family histories: 12
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    Kilcornan, Co. Limerick

    Cavan (archived)


Parishes where Smythe 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:2Belfast city:1Dublin city:4Galway:6

Surname Dictionary

Smith Very numerous: all areas: particularly Leath Chuinn (northern half). Ir. Mac Gabhann, which is linked to Cavan. See Mac Gowan and Smyth.
Smythe Very numerous: all areas, especially Ulster and Midlands. Ir. Mac Gabhann, Mac an Ghabhann (son of the smith). The Irish name was widespread and generally changed to Smith/Smyth. Branches in Clare and Tipperary were traditional historians. Many are also of Scottish or English origin in Ulster. See also Mac Gowan. SGG & IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Smith: 5982
Smyth: 1586
Smythe: 30

Non-Griffith's Variants

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