Weir



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Surname Dictionary

Mac an Mhaoir Weir, Wyer: líonmhar: oirthear Uladh go sonrach, Lár na Tíre, Connachta. Bhí an chlann ba iomráití ina gcoimeádaithe ar Leabhar Ard Mhacha, mar a raibh Mac Moyer orthu, tráth; bhíodar in Uíbh Fhailí, Iar-Mhí agus Ros Comáin, leis. De bhunaidh Albanach cuid mhaith des na h-Ultaigh, cinnte. Féach Ó Corra, leis. SGG &MIF.
Ware fairly rare: Dublin, Cork etc. English, 16 cent. Sir James Ware (1594-1666), the antiquarian, was born in Dublin. Also as Weir. MIF.
Weir numerous: all areas except Cork but mainly E Ulster. Ir. Mac an Mhaoir, maor, a steward, in Ulster; Ó Corra, (from corra, a spear, not cora, a weir). Many Weirs came from Scotland in 17 cent and Black considers the name to be Norman with the possibility of a Scots Gaelic element similar to the Irish name. SS & SI.

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