A variant of Jago, a Cornish name similar to Jacob. Jago is found
mainly in Co. Cork but also in Cos. Roscommon and Longford.
A Quaker family that settled in Co. Antrim in the late 17th century.
Of uncertain origin and possibly an abbreviation of Yarrow.
This literary and artistic family moved from Dublin to Co. Sligo
at the end of the 1600s. The artist John Butler Yeats father of
writer W. B. Yeats and painter Jack B. Yeats died in New York aged
83 in 1922. The name means dweller at the gate.
The name is still found in Co. Meath but was more numerous a century
ago. It may be connected with Yarr.
In Ulster it is of English origin, in Connacht and parts of Leinster
it is a form of the obsolete MacEngarky (son of the hound of Cearc)
Of English and Scottish origin and found mainly in Ulster. In some
cases it may owes its origins to the epithet óg meaning young.
Associated with Co. Westmeath for centuries have originated in that
part of Louth and Monaghan known as Oriel.