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County Tipperary
County Tipperary
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Family History
NOTES and Coats of Arms

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Finding Your Family in County Tipperary This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Tipperary, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Tipperary. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Tipperary families found in heraldic records. Included you will find a full page county map from the Atlas of Ireland, along with a listing of modern parishes and old townlands, along with the address and location of records for more research. Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Tipperary.

What this book does This work includes copies of actual records (some worn, torn and faded), from the IGF Library. It also includes rough sketches of family coats of arms and notes from centuries past - seldom found elsewhere. The resources provided here will help research any family in the county, including old Irish families, and settler families from England, Scotland, Wales and the continent. This book is a hands on guide for finding your family in Tipperary- some family history is included - but it is not a gigantic collection of family histories . (For that see 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small', the first book in the Irish Families series by O'Laughlin.)

The Irish Families Project for Tipperary The Master book to the 29 volume Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. That book gives hundreds of family histories from County Tipperary, and the surrounding areas. " County Tipperary Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 25 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Tipperary. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)

Most Numerous Families in Tipperary The most numerous families in the 19th century here were Ryan, Maher, O'Brien, Kennedy, Hogan, Gleeson, Hayes, Dwyer, McGrath, Walsh, Kelly and Loner. Also found in Tipperary are the Fogartys, Moloneys, Ryans (Mulryan), Gleason, Prendergast, Purcell, St. John, Grace, and Purcell. The larger towns in this County included Tipperary town, Clonmel, Thurles, Nenagh, Roscrea, Cashel, Carrick-onSuir and Cahir........

Townlands of Tipperary
The townland is an important geographical division to be aware of in your research. Following are some older Tipperary townlands listed in this work: Ballingarry, Ballinloghy, Bally McAdam, Ballycahill, Ballycloghy, Ballygreny, Ballymorris, Ballynacloghy, Ballyneale, Ballynemony, Ballynoe, Ballyogan, Ballyphillipp, Ballyquirke, Ballytarnsny, Ballytarsny, Ballywalter, Barretstowne Behagh, Camus, Carhew, Carrue, Cloghane, and Cnocke. Please be aware of changes in spellings of townlands and parishes over time.

The Parish in Tipperary
The parish is an important subdivision of the county. Parish records can be vital to research in the county. The following modern parishes are listed as in Tipperary in this work (among others): Abington Aghacrew Aghnameadle Aglishcloghane Ardcrony Ardfinnan Ardmayle Athassel & Relickmurry Athnid Ballingarry Ballingarry Ballintemple Ballybacon Ballycahill Ballyclerahan Ballygibbon Ballygriffin Ballymackey Ballymurreen Ballynaclogh Ballysheehan Baptistgrange Barnane-ely Barrettsgrange Borrisnafarney Borrisokane Bourney Boytonrath Brickendown Bruis Buolick Burgesbeg Caher Carrick Castletownarra Clogher Cloghprior Clonbeg Clonbullogue Cloneen Clonoulty Clonpet Colman Cooleagh Coolmundry Corbally Cordangan Corroge Crohane Cullen Cullenwaine Dangandargan Derrygrath Dogstown Dolla Donaghmore Donohill Doon Dorrha Drangan Drom Dromineer Emly Erry Fennor Fertiana Fethard Finnoe Gaile Galbooly Garrangibbon Glenbane Glenkeen Grangemockler Graystown Holycross Horeabbey.

Please remember the changes in spelling that may appear in the records you are researching. The prefix 'Kil' may appear as 'Kill', "Kel", etc....
Following is the second half of the place name listings in this book: Inch Inishlounaght Isertkieran Kilbarron Kilbragh Kilcash Kilclonagh Kilcomenty Kilconnell Kilcooly Kilcooly Kilcornan Kilfeakle Kilfithmone Kilgrant Kilkeary Killaloan Killardry Killavinoge Killea Killeenasteena Killenaule Killodiernan Killoscully Killoskehan Kilmastulla Kilmore Kilmore Kilmucklin Kilmurry Kilnaneave Kilnarath Kilpatrick Kilruane Kilshane Kilsheelan Kiltegan Kiltinan Kilvellane Kilvemnon Knigh Knockgraffon Latteragh Lattin Lickfinn Lisbunny Lismalin Lisronagh Lorrha Loughkeen Loughmoe East Loughmoe W. Magorban Magowry Modeshil Modreeny Molough Monsea Mora Mortlestown Mowney Moyaliff Moycarky Moyne Neddans Nenagh Newcastle Newchapel, Newtownlennan, Oughterleague, Outeragh, Peppardstown, Rahelty, Railstown, Rathcool, Rathkennan, Rathlynin, Rathnaveoge, Rathronan, Redcity, Relickmurry & Athassel, Rochestown, Roscrea, Shanrahan, Shronell, Shyane, Solloghodbeg, Solloghodmore, St. Johnbaptist, St. Johnstown, St. Marys Clonmel, St. Patricksrock, Temple-etney, Templeachally, Templebeg, Templebredon, Templederry, Templedowney, Templemichael, Templemore, Templeneiry, Templenoe, Templeree, Templetenny, Templetouhy, Terryglass, Thurles, Tipperary, Toem, Tubbrid, Tullaghmelan, Tullaghorton, Tullamain, Twomileborris, Upperchurch, Uskane, Whitechurch, and Youghalarra. Keep in mind the spelling of place names and parishes can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.

List of Books, ISBN data..
Col. Nicholas Purcell from King James Irish Army List

P a r t O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index.
National Resource List..
Local Resource List..
Names in Tipperary
Resources from our Library.
Family searches listed from the Journal..

P a r t T w o
The complete existing returns from the 'census' of 1659, also showing the methods of spelling family names and place names in earlier times in history. This census is organized by barony, townland and parish. The baronies included are Sleavordagh, Lower Ormond, Kilnamagh, Middlethird, Iffay and Offay, Eliogurty and Ikerryn, Upper Ormond, Owny and Arra, and Clanwilliam. The full names of Tituladoes are given along with the name of the lands which they were connected to at that time, for example here: John Courtney; William Stone; Teige Magrath, Richard Gerrald; Walter Baber; William Tubbs, and so on, for each barony. Furthermore, at the end of each barony there is a list of 'Principall Irish Names and Their Number'. In one barony the names of McConnor 9, McDonogh 16, Mc and Magrath 8, Flanora and Flanory 10, Glisane 7, Hogane 38, Kenedy 9, and so on, for each barony. Different surnames appear in different baronies, thus providing a clue for researchers. It is important to note that the spellings of place names and family names changed over time. The researcher should be aware of minor changes in the spelling of his name.

P a r t T hree
Coats of Arms and Genealogy Notes.
Arms connected in some way to the county,
as taken from the Irish Book of Arms. The original listings provide specific locations for families, and clues for future research..Among the many families found in this section with arms roughly illustrated are Barton of Grove; Bulkley of Cashel; Burke of Elm Hall; Butler of Cahier; O'Callahan of Shanbally; Carden of Barnane; Denny of Moorstown; Falkiner of Mt. Falcon; Grubb of Ardmayle; Hackett of Riverstown; Low of Kilshane; Ryan - Mulrian; Meagher - Maher; Kennedy; O'Dwyer; and several more...
Names in the Books of Survey and Distribution.

P a r t F o u r
Notes on Families of County Tipperary from Irish Pedigrees and the Landed Gentry by O'Hart..
Included in this section are O'Brien, Cahill, O'Donoghue, Fennessy, Hally, Leydon (Liddane), Kearny, Kennedy, Lonergan, Meagher and O'Meara

P a r t F i v e
Finding Locations..
County Map.
Index of Place Names, ancient & modern.
A sampling of place names to assist in finding locations in thecounty, as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames. This includes modern parish names and older Townland names.


The Tomb of Miler Magrath;
Tubrid Church grave of Geoffrey Keating;
A view of Cahir Castle;
Rock and Ruins of Cashel (19th century);

Families on the 4 Masters Map
What families were in the county in earlier days ? This might provide a clue to the locations of your family today. Here are some of the families given on the Map in the History of Ireland by the 4 Masters (Connellan translation. 2003, I.G.F.) E. = Earl, L.=Lord, C. = chieftain, V = Viscount, B.= Baron:

de Burgo, L. Burke, E. Burke, L. Butler, B. Butler Cantwell Fitzgerald Grace Mac I Brien, L. Mac Carthy, King Mac Coggan Mac Egan (Brehon) Mac Cormac Mac Gilfoyle Magrath Mockler Morris O' Breslin, C. O' Brien, King O' Brien, L. O' Cahill, C. O' Callaghan, K. O' Callaghan, V. O' Carroll, P. O' Carroll, P. O' Corcoran, C. O' Cuirc O' Cullen O' Cullenan, C. O' Dea, L. O' Dermody O' Dinan O' Dinerty O' Donnegan, P. O' Donnelly, C. O' Donohoe, P. O' Dwyer, L. O' Fogarty O' Furey O' Gleeson O' Heffernan O' Hickey, C. O' Hogan, C. O' Hurley O' Kean, C. O' Kearney O' Keely O' Kelleher O' Kennedy, L. O' Lanigan, C. O' Lenahan, C. O' Lonergan, C. O' Lynch O' Mackey O' Malquiney O' Meagher, L. O' Meara, C. O' Meehan O' Morrissey O' Mulcahy, C. O' Quinlan O' Quinlevan, C. O' Ryan, L. O' Scully O' Sexton O' Shanahan O' Shea O' Slattery O' Spillan O' Sullivan, L. Purcell, B. Walsh, and White.

The Final Word A hands on guide to find your family within the county Tipperary . New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; 76 pages; heavier parchment type cover; lay flat binding; illustrations, some of which may appear faded with age as in the originals; County Map; Local Sources; Coats of Arms; and record extracts. Many families are given with family history notes, specific locations; coat of arms; and seats of power. Some are only mentioned. A must for any researcher. ( For a large collection of family histories within the county we also recommend "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", by O'Laughlin.)

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