Sulivan



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

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Surname Dictionary

Ó Súilleabháin fairly numerous: Cork-Kerry etc. Ir.Lang. See O'Sullivan.
Ó Súilleabháin O'Sullivan: an-líonmhar (an triú sloinne sa tír). Ceann des na mór-chlanna - craobh d'Eoghanacht Mhumhan a ruaigeadh as Tiobraid Árann san Ionradh (1192) agus a chuir fúthu in iarthar Chorcaí agus deisceart Chiarraí. Bhí Ó S. Mór i nDún Chiaráin, Inbhear Scéine agus Ó S. Bhéara ag Dún Baoi, áit a dtroideadh an cath mí-ádhmhar deireannach i gCogadh na Naoi mBliana 1602. Ach fós bhí arm an phinn acu - Eoghan Rua (1748-84) agus Tadhg Gaelach (1715-95), beirt fhile den scoth a mhair in aois domheanmnach. Fréamh: súil + dubh + án (sin tuairim amháin). IF & SGG.
O'Sullivan Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster. Ir. Ó Súileabháin. Possibly "dark-eyed". The third most numerous name in Ireland. A sept originating in S Tipperary, they were dispossessed at the Invasion and moved to W Cork. Also as Sullivan. IF & SGG.
Sullivan Very numerous: all areas, especially Cork. Ir. Ó Súilleabháin, perhaps súil+dubh+án, the dark-eyed one. A major sept of the Eoghanacht (royal house) of Munster. Displaced at the Invasion, they settled in W Cork and Kerry. See O'Sullivan. IF.

    Maps

  • Sulivan in 1659.
  • Sulivan births mapped 1864-1913
  • Sulivan 1901 census map
  • Sulivan 1911 census map
  • Sulivan Roman Catholic baptisms

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