dwyer


    Maps

  • dwyer in 1659.

  • dwyer births mapped 1864-1913

  • dwyer 1901 census map

  • dwyer 1911 census map

  • dwyer Roman Catholic baptisms new!

    The surname



  • Family histories: 3
  • Full surname history
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    Dwyer
    Kilfeacle, Tipperary/ Australia (archived)

    Dwyer


    Dwyer




Parishes where dwyer 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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Carlow:35Cavan:1Clare:59Cork:173
Cork city:16Donegal:2Down:3Dublin:26
Dublin city:31Fermanagh:1Galway:35Kerry:79
Kildare:16Kilkenny:136Laois:35Leitrim:8
Limerick:222Limerick city:30Longford:5Louth:2
Mayo:8Meath:7Monaghan:1Offaly:12
Roscommon:29Sligo:12Tipperary:966Waterford:83
Westmeath:2Wexford:61Wicklow:19

Surname Dictionary

Dwyer numerous: Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford etc. Ir. Ó Dubhuidhir (Duibhir). The derivation is from dubh + Odhar, a first name meaning dun-coloured. A name famous for their part in the Resistance, they usually appear as O'Dwyer. IF,MIF & SGG.
Ó Duibhidhir (O') Dwyer, Deere, Diver: an-líonmhar: Tiobraid Árann, Luimneach, Ciarraí, an Clár, Port Lairge, Cill Chainnigh, Loch Garman, Ceatharlach. Bhí an chlann sa bunaithe ag Coill na Manach, Tiobraid Árann, agus cáil orthu mar trodairí i gcoinnibh choncais na nGall. Clú síoraí, dar ndó, ag "Seán Ó Duibhir a'Ghleanna" san amhrán úd -"go lá deireadh a'tsaoil". Tá an sloinne i gCúige Uladh le Deere, Diver. Litriú nua: Ó Duibhir. IF & SGG.
O Duibhir rare: scattered. Ir.Lang. See Dwyer.
O'Dwyer Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster and South East. Ir. Ó Duibhir (dubh + odhar, dark brown). A sept of Tipperary, immortalised in the song "Seán Ó Duibhir a' Ghleanna". IF.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Dwyer: 2117
Dwyre: 5
O'Dwyer: 62

Non-Griffith's Variants

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De wire
Dewire
Dewyre
Dowyer
Duyer
Dwar
Dwere
Dweyer
Dwiar
Dwiard
Dwier
Dwire
Dwyar
Dwyers
Dwyr
O Duibhidhir
O Duibhir
O Dwier
O dwyer
O'Duibhir
O'Duyer
O'Dwyre


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