Lahy heads of household in the 1911 census


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Surname Dictionary

Laghey Very rare: Tyrone. Possibly a variant of Lahy, q.v.
Lahy Very rare: Kilkenny. Ir. Ó Lathaigh, from Ó Laithimh. See Lahiff. This name has become confused with Leahy, which is more numerous. MIF.
Leahy Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster & South East. Ir. Ó Laochdha (heroic). Some confusion with Ó Lathaigh, which appears as Lahiff, q.v.
Ó Lathaigh Lahy (Leahy): líon beag? Cill Chainnigh-Tiobraid Árann. Claochlú ar Ó Laithimh, q.v. I mBéarla, bíonn fuaimniú Lahy agus litriú Leahy. Rud aisteach, sa Chlár, deineadh Guthrie díobh, de bhrí, is cosúil, gurab ionann lathach agus "gutter" i mBéarla na h-Éireann. Mar sin, is Ó Flaithimh ba chóir a bheith ar na Guthries sa Chlár.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Lahey: 10
Lahy: 3
Leahey: 16
Leahy: 370

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