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Surnames of Kerry

Most Common Names Year 1100:

O'Connell
O'Connor
O'Donoghoe
O'Driscoll
Kerry
O'Kelleher
O'Mahoney
O'Falvey
O'Shea
O'Sullivan
Moriarty

Surnames Associated with Kerry

Blennerhassett
Bovenizer
Cahill
Cantillon
Ferriter
Fitzel (Le)
Fitzgerald
Fitzmaurice
Kerry
Mcarthy
Mccrohan
Mcelligott
Mcgillicudy
Mcsweeney
Moynihan
O'Brennan
O'Brosnan
O'Cluvane
O'Connell
O'Connor
O'Donoghue
O'Downey
O'Falvey
O'Gallivan
O'Guiney
O'Hallissy
O'Kelleher
O'Leahy
O'Leane
O'Linchy (Lynch)
O'Long
O'Moriarity
O'Moynihan
O'Quill
O'Rahilly
O'Shea
O'Sugrue
O'Sullivan
Stack
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Norman and Cambro-Norman Surnames of Kerry

Surname - Early County Origin - Other Origins and Forms

Beamish - Cork, Kerry - Norman-French, place-name Beaumais
Cantillon - Kerry - Norman, de Cauntelo
Fitzelle - Kerry - Norman
Fitzmaurice - Kerry - Cambro-Norman, Morrisey (FitzGerald)
Gorham - Kerry
Granville - Kerry
Herbert - Kerry
Hussey - Meath, Kerry - Norman, de Hose and de Hosey
MacElligot - Kerry - Cambro-Norman, FitzElias (also Gaelic?)
Molyneux - Kerry, Ulster
Palmer - Kerry, Meath - Norman, old-French le paumer
Quilter - Kerry - le Cuilter
Rice - Limerick, Kerry - Welsh, Rhys (also a Irish-Gaelic name)

Old Irish-Gaelic Surnames of Kerry

Gaelic Name - Anglicized name - Early County Origin- Other Roots

Ó Braonain - (O) Brennan - Co Kilkenny, East Galway, Westmeath, Kerry
Ó Bruic - (O) Brick - Co Kerry - originally of Thomond
Ó Brosnacháin - (O) Brosnan - Co Kerry
Ó Cathail - O'Cahill - Co Kerry and also in Tipperary
Ó Cearbhaill - (O) Carroll - Co Kerry - chief of Locha Lein
Mac Carthaigh - MacCarthy - Munster (Tipperary) - the Eoghanacht
* MacCarthy Mor - South Kerry
* Dunhallow MacCarthys - Northwest Cork
* MacCarthy Riabhach - Carberry, Southwest Cork
* MacCarthy Muskerry - Cork/Kerry border
Ó Conaill - O'Connell - Co Kerry - chief of Magunihy
Conchobhair - (O) Connor - Co Offaly - descent from Cathaoir Mor
* O'Conor Don, Roe, & Sligo - Connacht, Co Roscommon
* O'Conor Faly - Co Offaly
* O'Conor of Corcomroe - North Clare
* O'Connor Kerry - Co Kerry and also in Keenaught, Co Derry
Mac Criomhthainn - MacCrohan - Co Kerry
Ó Donnchadha - (O) Donoghue Mór - Co Cork, Kerry - Eoghanacht Locha Lein
Ó Donnchadha - (O) Donoghue of the Glen - Co Cork. Kerry - the Eoghanacht
Ó Dúnadhaigh - (O) Downey - Cork/Kerry/Limerick border - of Luachair
Ó hEidirsceoil - (O) Driscoll - South Kerry, then West Cork - Corca Laoighde
Ó Failbhe - (O) Falvey - Co Kerry - the Corca Duibhne
Ó Garbháin - (O) Garvey or Garvan - Co Cork/Kerry - same stock as O'Moriarity
Mac Giolla Mochuda - MacGillycuddy - Co Kerry - an O'Sullivan Mór branch
Ó Griobhtha - Griffin - Co Kerry and Clare
Ó hIongardail - Harrington - Co Cork and Kerry
Ó Laighin - Lyons or Lyne - Co Galway and Kerry - Firbolg origin
Ó Muircheartaigh - Moriarity - South Kerry - same stock as O'Donoghues
Ó Cuill - (O) Quill - Co Cork and Kerry
Ó Seaghdha or Segda - (O) Shea - South and East Kerry - Lords of Iveragh
Ó Suileabhain - (O) Sullivan - Co Kerry - the Eoghanacht - O'Sullivan Mor of Kenmare Bay

Note: Surname lists are not meant to be comprehensive