Originally a Welsh family whose name means son of David
who came to Ireland in the 13th century. One branch settled in
Connacht and the name is now chiefly associated with Cos. Louth
Found in Cavan and surrounding and is synonymous with Sexton,
but not with Tagney or Taheny.
One of many variants of a name which in Irish means son
of the priest. Associated with Cos. Fermanagh and Tyrone.
Possibly a variant of Tehan or Teehan.
Variant of Tate, an English surname which arrived in Ulster in
the 17th century.
A Hiberno-Norman family with strong Dublin links since the their
arrival in the 12th century. Richard Talbot was installed as Lord
Deputy of Ireland in 1687. Matt Talbot, a Dublin docker and reformed
alcoholic who died in 1925 was later beatified.
As an English name it is found in Cos. Dublin and Carlow since
the 1500s. It may also be a variation on the Irish surname Tallon.
Originally a Hiberno-Norman family who settled in the Pale. The
name is rarely found outside Leinster. Tallonstown is in Co. Louth.
Originated in Co. Clare and found mainly in the west.
Sometimes synonymous with Tankard, but is derived from the Old-German
word for thought counsel.
Found in Ireland since the 14th century and is a variation on
the name Andrew.
See Tancred. Rarely found nowadays but more common in medieval
times and refers to a maker of Tankard.
An occupational name of Anglo-Norman origin and found in Ireland
since the Middle Ages.
Originated in Cos. Sligo and north Roscommon and its Irish translation,
Mac an Tanáiste means son of the heir or deputy leader.
Settled in Co. Offaly after arriving from Liverpool in the early
17th century and rarely found elsewhere.
A variation of Tormey found in Connacht.
A Connacht surname that originated in Co. Sligo and derived from
an Irish word meaning sturdy. In Co. Cork the name became Torpey.
Originally an English surname but also adopted by some members
of the Ó Toráin family in Co. Cork. See Thornton.
a variation of Terry.
A rare surname with Fermanagh roots and derived from the Irish
word meaning peaceable. See Tilly.
a variation of Tougher found in Co. Mayo.
An abbreviation of McAtavy, a Co. Monaghan name probably derived
from the Irish word meaning pleasant.
A Scottish surname that has in some instances been changed to
Thomson or Thompson in Co. Cavan.
Found in Ireland since the 1300s, this English occupational name
is not synonymous with any native Irish surname and is found mainly
in Dublin and Ulster.
A variation of McTeigue which means son of Tadhg and has other
variations in spelling.
A Co. Kerry surname that may be derived from an Irish word meaning
fugitive. Tehan and Teehan are found in Cos. Laois, Tipperary
An Anglo-Norman family that settled in Co. Meath in the late 12th
century and remainingCatholic adopted the Irish cause.
An abbreviation of McAteer, which is derived from the Irish meaning
son of the craftsman
Its derivation is uncertain, but it originated in Cos. Fermanagh
Derived from the Irish meaning son of Tadhg, it has many variations
in spelling including Tighe, McKeigue, McCague.
See Turley, which has in some cases been anglicised as Terence
Co. Cavan surname derived from the Irish word for lord. See also
Roscommon, Leitrim and Fermanagh.
Derived from an Old-German name meaning people rule,
it is an Anglo-Norman associated with the city of Cork since the
1200s. Also an anglicisation of Turley.
This surname originated Cavan and north Meath and maybe similar
in origin to Shevlin.
A west of England family which settled in Wicklow in the mid-1600s.
Also spelt Tackaberry.
Mainly found in Welsh and Belfast and this English surname is
a relatively recent introduction to Ireland. Earlier forms such
as MacThomas and FitzThomas may surnames adopted by members of
the Fitzgerald family.
One of the most numerous non-Irish surnames in the country and
mainly found in Ulster. Thomson is the Scottish version. See MacTavish.
An English surname and in some instances an abbreviation of Thornton.
An English surname found in Cos. Cork and Limerick. Batt Thornhill
was a member of the Cork hurling team which won four All-Ireland
titles in-a-row in the 1940s.
Some people with this surname were Elizabethan planters in Co.
Limerick. This English surname is also surname is also synonymous
with Drennan, Skehan, Meenagh and Tarrant.
Found in Cos. Louth and Dublin since the Middle Ages, this surname
has Norse roots.
Originated in Co. Mayo and also has roots in Cos. Donegal and
Westmeath and now widely scattered. It is derived from tiarna
, the Irish word for lord.
One of many variants of a name which is derived from the Irish
christian name Tadhg. Also synonymous with the English surname
Tye, which is also synonymous with the surname Kangley as ceangal
is the Irish word for a tie. Tighe is found in north Meath and
a variant of Tully and possibly of Tally
Originated in Wales, this family with Norman roots settled in
Co. Mayo. The word is derived from a diminutive of Thomas
The Co. Mayo family of this name take theirs from a diminutive
of Thomas and translates into Irish as Mac Toimin while the Co.
Wicklow and Carlow families are translated as Ó Toimin.
Originated in Co. Donegal and in neighbouring parts of Fermanagh,
Tyrone and Leitrim and is derived from the Irish word for driver.
Variants of McAtinney found in Donegal. McAtinney is a phonetic
anglicisation of MacAshinagh , a Co. Armagh surname which means
son of the fox. Sionnach being the Irish word for fox.
An English surname found mainly in Ulster where it is also synonymous
An English surname found in Co. Kildare since the early 14th century.
a variant of Tynan. See Tynan.
Though the Irish version is the same as that from Toole or OToole,
this Co. Monaghan family has different roots. See Louth.
The name adopted by the Norman St. Aubyn family which settled
on the Kilkenny-Tipperary border. See Cavan
Originated in Co. Derry and has a similar derivation and Irish
translation as OToole.
Another surname with a similar derivation as OToole. Originated
in Ulster where Toland is the preferred form. Tolan is the former
more commonly found in Co. Mayo.
An east Tyrone name which is found as Tooman in Co. Roscommon.
Derived form an Old-English word meaning enclosure or village,
it is not on record in Ireland before the 16th century and has
associations with Dublin. The Irish patriot Theobald Wolfe Tone
was sentenced to death for his part in the failed 1798 Rebellion
but took his own life when his request to be shot by firing squad
was refused. Found in Westmeath.
This English surname is associated with Co. Wexford since the
A form of Toner found in Co. Mayo
a variant of Tougher
a form of OToole found in south Munster.
a variation of Tuohy found in parts of Munster.
Originated in Co. Kildare but moved to Wicklow after the Norman
invasion and became one of the great Leinster families. Another
family of the same name originated in Co. Mayo where they were
a branch of the OMalleys. The name is derived from an Irish
word meaning mighty people.
A form of Twomey found in Co. Limerick.
A form of the surname Houriskey or Horish. As tuairisc is the
Irish for tidings the name became anglicised as Tidings or Tydings.
On record in Co. Armagh since the mid-17th century and two centuries
earlier in Co. Kilkenny. Possibly a variant of the English surname
Originated in Co. Longford and neighbouring parts of Westmeath
and Cavan, its Irish form is derived from a Norse first name.
See also Meath.
An Ulster surname found also in part of Cos. Cork and Kerry. The
village of Abbeydorney in the latter county takes it name from
Torney and not Dorney.
A west Cork version of the name Tarpey.
An anglicisation of the surname Ó Toráin and also
a Latin form of the English surname Brooks in Cos. Derry and Antrim.
a form of Macintosh found in north east Ulster.
The English family arrived in Ireland in the 17th century and
settled in Wexford. In 1885 Col. A. L. Tottenham was one of the
founder of the Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union which was founded
to resist Home Rule and later became the Irish Unionist Alliance.
Originated in south Offaly and is derived from the Irish meaning
a rare variation on Tuohy.
Another form of Toorish.
form of OToole which originated in Co. Waterford.
A Mayo surname derived from the Irish word for chosen. Outside
of Connacht it may be another form of Tuohy.
Originated in Lancashire, England and settled in Ireland in the
1500s. Associated with Cos. Dublin, Cavan and Louth where the
best known branch resided at Townley Hall, near Drogheda.
An English family that settled in Co. Cork in the mid-1600s and
associated with the coastal village of Castletownshend.
A form of Towey found in north Connacht and neighbouring parts
of Ulster. There is also an English family of the same name.
Derived from the Irish word meaning war-like and associated with
south Leinster. Also Tipperary.
A Co. Kerry surname which predates the arrival of the Normans.
a variation of the Co. Leitrim surname Trower, which is derived
from an Irish word meaning skilful.
Associated with north Monaghan and derived from the Irish word
meaning strong man.
A Huguenot surname found in Ireland since the early 1600s and
found in many parts of the country but not numerous. A General
Trench was responsible for quelling the 1798 rebellion in Connacht.
Richard Chenevix Trench was consecrated Church of Ireland Archbishop
of Dublin in 1864. In 1931, Terry Trench founded An Óige,
the Irish hostelling movement.
TRENCH has been recorded
in Ireland for the last 500 years that we have
knowledge about and ours has always been that of Catholic origins
not French Huguenot'
We have been in Mayo, Sligo, Roscommon, Galway.
The Huguenot Trench' came from London, England and then came to
An English surname which was also adopted by members of the Trower
family. The award-winning author William Trevor was born in Mitchelstown,
Co. Cork in May 1928 and his novels include Fools of Fortune,
The Old Boys and The Story of Lucy Gault.
An English surname found in Ulster since the mid-17th century.
David Trimble, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party was a signatory
to the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998.
This rare surname originated in Cos. Louth and Monaghan and is
also an English surname.
Derived from the Irish word meaning surname it originated in Co.
Clare and later the family moved to south Tipperary. Troy is a
common enough Offaly name.
A rare Co. Leitrim surname that has in many cases been changed
to Travers. It is derived from a Irish word meaning skilful.
An upper class family based in Co. Wicklow since the 1600s. Possibly
derived from the town of Trowell in Nottinghamshire, but more
likely from the French Truelle.
A Co. Clare surname derived from the Irish for a well.
An old English surname which dates back to the Middle Ages. Also
synonymous with Tougher.
A rare synonym of Towey.
A Norman family that settled in Granard, Co. Longford assimilated
into the locality and now found mainly in north Leinster.
An old English name never commonplace but on record in various
parts of Leinster since the 1600s. Tooke and Chooke are variants.
Originated on the Cavan-Longford border and derived from the Irish
word for flood and anglicised in some instances as Flood. The
family were hereditary physicians to both the O¹Connors and the
The name has its origins in Co. Roscommon and also in parts of
Cos. Monaghan, Down and Louth. Thought to be derived from the
Irish word for bulky¹.
A variant of Timpany found in Co. Tipperary. A rare Co. Down surname
derived from an Irish word for musician. Tempany, Tenpenny and
McAtamney are variants, with the later associated with Co. Derry.
Originated on the Sligo and Donegal border and also associated
with Co. Mayo. Derived from the Irish word tonnach which has several
meanings billowy and glittering.
Originally a Scottish name found in Co. Antrim and also a shortened
version of Turkington.
An English name found in Co. Armagh since the 1600s.
Originated in Cos. Armagh and Down and also anglicised as Terry
Of both English and Scottish origin and found throughout Ireland
since the 1400s.
Families of this English name acquired lands in Co. Limerick and
other parts of the country since the 1600s.
Introduced in Cromwellian times and also a synonym of Tuohy.
An English name found in Co. Wicklow since the late 17th century.
A Scottish name found in Ulster since the early 1600s. Spelt Tweedie
A variant of Tuohy found in Co. Cork.
Well known Munster name spelt Twomey in Cork and Kerry. Toomey
is the Limerick version.
An anglicisation of Tourish. See Toorish.
Also spelt Timon, which has replaced Timmons in parts of Mayo.
Originated in Co. Laois, possibly derived from an Irish word meaning
dark or grey. In Connacht the name has become Tivnan.
An Anglo-Norman family that settled in Westmeath and gave their
name to the village of Tyrellspass.