thornton



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

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Antrim:10Armagh:25Belfast city:7Carlow:3
Cavan:2Clare:4Cork:4Cork city:5
Donegal:2Down:14Dublin:49Dublin city:9
Galway:60Kerry:10Kildare:3Kilkenny:16
Laois:3Leitrim:3Longford:1Louth:41
Mayo:35Meath:13Monaghan:34Offaly:1
Roscommon:2Sligo:2Tipperary:11Tyrone:3
Waterford:6Westmeath:1Wexford:4Wicklow:3

Surname Dictionary

Ó Draighneáin Drennan, Thornton: cuíosach líonmhar: Laois-Cill Chainnigh & rl; Thornton atá orthu i gConnachta. Bhí clanna in nGaillimh & an Clár. Brí: draighneán, an tor deilgneach prunus spinosa ar a mbíonn an airne mar thoradh. Scoláire dílis Gaeilge a b'ea Muiris Ó Droighneáin (1901-79) ó Chorcaigh a shaothraigh i mBéal Feirste. Scríobh sé An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge, leabhar fóinteach atá leasaithe anois ag M.A. Ó Murchú.
Ó Toráin Torrens: líonmhar i gCúige Uladh ach is deacair a rá cé mhéid díobh a bhaineann leis an sloinne dúchasach sa a bhí i nDoire tráth. Tá Torrance líonmhar in Albain. Is ionann tor agus túr agus, go meafarach, tiarna.
Tarrant Quite numerous: Kerry-Cork etc. Ir. Ó Toráin, tor, a tower and by extension, a lord. The name is English (a toponymic); the extent that it has replaced Ó Toráin is not clear as the latter is associated with Derry where it is anglicised Torrens, q.v.
Thornton numerous: all areas, especially Connacht, Derry, S Ulster, N Midlands. This is a portmanteau English name for: Ó Draighneáin, Mac Sceacháin, Ó Toráin. The connection is: draighean, blackthorn; sceach, whitethorn; tor, a bush. MacLysaght remarks that some Thorntons in Limerick were 16 cent planters. See Drennan, Skehan.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Tarrant: 23
Thornton: 386
Torrent: 5

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Draighneain
O Torain
Tarron
Thoranton
Thorintin
Thorneton
Thorntan
Thorntane
Thornten
Thornthan
Thornthon
Thoronton
Thorton


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