Parishes where clavin and a second surname are found together


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

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Surname Dictionary

Clavin fairly rare: Midlands. Ir. Ó Claimhín. A somewhat derogatory name: clamh is a mangy creature, a leper. A sept of Laois-Offaly, the name is sometimes anglicised Swords, from confusion with the Irish word claidheamh, a sword. MIF.
Ó Claimhín Clavin: annamh: Lár na Tíre & rl. Le mí-aistriú aisteach eile tugadh Swords orthu i gConnacht. Ciallaíonn "clamh" galar craicinn nó lobhra - b'fhéidir go raibh fonn ar Mhuintir Chlaimhín bheith luaite le claidheamh!

Variants in Griffith's
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Clavan: 2
Claven: 4
Clavin: 47

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Claimhin
O Clamhain

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