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County Leix/Laois Surnames

Ashton, Bennett, Brennan (10), Buggy, Butler, Byrne (11), Carroll (12), Clarke, Conroy (19), Delaney (30), Dempsey, DeVesey, Dixon, Dolan, Dooliney, Doran, Dowling, Dunn, Dunne (34), Ferguson, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick (17), Flynn, Galbraith, Gorman, Greenham, Harrigan, Holmes, Kavanagh (11), Kealy, Kelly (10), Kennedy (11), Lalor (18), Langton, Moore, Mortimer, MacCashin, MacCostigan, MacCrossan, MacDonnell, MacEvoy, MacGilpatrick, MacGorman, Maher, Meredith,  Mortimer, Murphy (10), O'Bracken, O'Breen, O'Brennan, O'Brogan, O'Brophy, O'Deegan, O'Delany, O'Dempsey, O'Devoy, O'Doran, O'Dowling, O'Duff, O'Dunn, O'Hourihan, O'Healy, O'Keally, O'Kelly, O'Lawlor, O'Mooney, O'More, O'Mulhall, O'Regan, O'Tracey, Perry, Phelan (18), Pimm/Pymm, Roberts, Ryan (13), Treacy/Tracey, Vousden, Whelan (12).

The above list of surnames have either historic or number importance to County Leix/Laois.
Most are taken from Matheson's birth index study of the 1890 census.  The number of 1890
births are cited following the name (in parentheses).  If you have a website dedicated to any of
these surnames or other surnames of County Leix/Laois, email me
and I will link your page to the surname.

County Leix/Laois Surname Information/Records

Surname Registry for County Leix/Laois on Pat Connors' site (will open in a new browser window):

Irish Naming Patterns, hints to how your ancestors named their children

Langton Baptismal and Marriage Records Diocese of Kildare and Laois, contributed by Jim Langton

Miscellaneous Langton Records, contributed by Jim Langton

Index to Falkiner, Mansfield, Milton, Robinson and Torp(e)y Marriages in Ireland 1873,1874,1875 Contributed by Helen Robinson

Loughman Baptisms, extracted by Geralyn Wood Barry

Dempseys of Abbeyview Cottage, Jamestown, Ballybrittas,& Portarlington, contributed by Carmela Kelly

Gormans and Barretts of County Laois, Much of the information about the early, born in Ireland Gormans is from the LDS film of Rosenallis parish. I have never been able to locate Glankeen, the name carved on the tombstone of Catherine (O') Gorman McKenna, in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada.  It would be great if there is someone else looking for Gormans in Laois County. I have considerable information on the descendants of Daniel Gorman ( and it could be David) and Mary Barrett and her family....Kensington, PEI used to be called "Barrett's Cross" with a write-up on the Island Register.

Meredith Genealogy Online, The earliest records of Merediths in Ireland are found in the 1500s

The Gorman Family, from Ireland to England to Rhode Island and beyond

Moore Family History, from Ireland to Australia


If you have Co. Leix/Laois surname info that you
would like to contribute to this site, contact
Mary Ann Lubinsky, IGP Co. Leix/Laois Coordinator

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