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The Irish Book of Arms extracts
by Michael C. O’Laughlin
The Irish Book of Arms: http://www.irishroots.com/id4861.htm
What I show below, taken from the Irish Book of Arms,
is a list of Irish names issued in the 17th century.
They are given as armigerous by James Terry, the Athlone
herald around 1691. (The significance of that date is
etched upon the annals of Irish history.)
Granted Arms in Exile
At this time the Irish of note had been driven into
exile in Europe. Many Irish chiefs would first
receive arms there as a result of that exile. Those
familiar with research, will understand that the
spelling of names can easily change over time. So,
you will see the old forms of spelling here.
I will not enter the debate over individual and
sept rights to bear Irish arms here. That would
be for another day. More information for those
interested in Irish heraldry can be found in
‘The Irish Book of Arms’, which I put together
some years ago. (note that much of ‘Irish’
heraldry has little to do with the native Irish
people.) This would be an exception.
The noble list is as follows:
Mac Adire siue Stapleton
Mac Brien Carigoginel
Mac Brin na comora
O Brin siue Brrinn
O Brine Arra
O Brine Carlaugh
Mac Brine fin In Linster
Mac Brine fin in Linster
Mac Brine OKuonagh
O Callins siue OCalane
Mac Cauhil. Irights
O Conor Don
O Conor Failge
O Conor Kerry
O Conor Roe
O Conor Sligo
O Conor, Cocomroe
Mac Cruhin siue Kruhin
Mac Dabhy, Bourk
O Dine siue Dunne
O Diry, supr. T.
O Donel, Ramaltan
Mac Donnells galoglach
O Draughie siue Dorsy
O Duuin, T.
Mac Euellin Euellin
Mac Finin Carty
O Floinn Arda
O Freel, Termanagh
Mac Gennis Kiluvarlin
Mac Giolla finen
Mac Gork, Termanagh
Mac Gula Padrige
Mac Hubert, Bourk
O Kearna of Kilmalok
O Loclain Bornie
O Mallan. T.
Mac Maoilre, Bourk
O Melaghlen siueMlachleinn
Mac Morchoe Coleknock
O Mulroney siue Mealroney
O Mungan, T.
O Nahan, supr.T.
Mac Namiee OFlorgon
O Onnelly. T.
Mac Padin, Bourk
Mac Philibin, Bourk
Mac Remon, Bourk
Mac Richard, Bourk
Mac Seonin, Bourk
O Sinnagh sine Fox
O Suillivan Bear
O Suilluan More
O Suridin sine Sheridan
Mac Swiny Duag
Mac Swiny Fanid
Mac Swyny, Baduine
Mac Tibot siue Thibbot Bourk
Mac Vater, Bourk
Mac Vghak, Bourk
-end of extract from the Irish Book of Arms-
About the Author
Mike O’Laughlin is the leading authority in the field of Irish Family History.
(Author of 50+ books; 20 CD’s, DVD’s & Videos: 700 articles; 2 newsletters;
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Irish language,’Sean Nós’ style. )
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