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County Kerry
County Kerry
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Family History
NOTES and Coats of Arms


Finding Your Family in County Kerry This illustrated, well indexed book, was created exclusively to help you find your family in County Kerry, Ireland. Focusing specifically on families within the county, it includes an introduction to research and sources in Kerry. The most numerous families from birth records are given, as well as rather rare Kerry 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 Published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation, this book was originally made for members researching in Kerry.

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 Kerry- 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 Kerry 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 Kerry, and the surrounding areas. " County Kerry Genealogy and Family History Notes", volume 29 in the series, expands upon that coverage with added families and new resources just for Kerry. (In this way both books can work together as a set if desired, or they may be used independently for research.)

Most Numerous Families
The most numerous families in Kerry in the 19th century were:
Sullivan.....Soolivan.....Sulivan
Connor.....Conner.....O'Connor
Shea....O'Shea....Shee
Murphy.....Murphey....Morphey
McCarthy.....MacArthy.....MacArty
Moriarty.....Moriartey.....Moriarity
Fitzgerald.....Fitsgerald.....Fitz.
Griffin.....Griffen.....Griffy
Connell.....Conel.....O’Connell
Brosnan.....Bresnan.....Brosnahan
Foley.....Foly.....Foaly
Leary.....Leery.....O'Leary
Clifford.....Cliford.....Clifferd
Walsh.....Welsh.....Welch
Cronin.....Cronan.....Cronine
Lynch.....Linch.....Lynche
Mahony.....Mahoney.....Mahowney
Daly.....Daley.....Dailey

The Families of Co. Kerry contents:

T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s

List of Books, ISBN data.......................................
Barony Map of Kerry (1878)..........................

P a r t O n e
Introduction to Sources; Birth Index.....................
National Resource List .........................................
Local Resource List...............................................
Names in County Kerry.........................................

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 at that time in history. Many Irish families are given in specific baronies within the county in this census. Additionally the barony is broken down into parishes, Townelands, and tituladoes, along with the number of English and Irish in each area. The tituladoes are both Irish and English. The baronies included here are Trughanac; Clanmorice or Clanmorris; Iraghticonner; Corcaguiny; Maquinihy; Glauneoroghty; Dunkerran; and Iveragh. Note the names on the first page of Edmond Trant; John Deatick; Edward Healy; Rowland Bateman; Phillip Coinyn; Arthur Denny; Symon Rumny; Will. Collis; James Conway; William Finch; Peter White; John Walker; Dennish Styles; and Robert Hassett. These are but a few of the names given in specific parishes and townelands. Many others are grouped together giving surname and barony of location. The Principall Irish names and head count is given at the end of each barony, for example: McCnoghor 8; McOwen 7; McTeige 11; Mahowny 7; McDermod 7; and McDaniell 6. It should be remembered that place names and family names were spelled differently in earlier days, so the researcher should look closely at spellings given here.

P a r t T h r e e
Coats of Arms and Genealogical 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. Old illustrations of arms are included for the families of Annesley; Bland; Blennerhassett; Browne; Butcher; Chetwynd; Collis - Sands ; O’Connell; Crosbie of Great Crosbie; DeCourcy; O’Donoghue of Glenflesk; Donovan of Seafield; Fitzgerald of Moyvane; Fitzmaurice Earl of Kerry; Fuller; Gage of Castle Island; Gentleman of Ballyhorgan; Hall - Gage of Castle Island; Hare; Herbert; Hickson of Fermoyle; Hurly of Bridge House; Leahy of Southill; Leeson - Marshall; Mullins of Ventry; Orpen of Ardtully; Petty of Dunkeron; Sandes of Greenville; Stoughton of Ballyhorgan; Talbot - Crosbie of Ardfert; Tottenham Loftus; and Wynn of Aghadoe; all of County Kerry connections.

P a r t F o u r
Co. Kerry Families in Irish Pedigrees.....................
Includes the families of O Hurley of Tralee; Brenan (Brennan); MacElligot or MacElliott etc..; and Falvey among others. The territories of ancient Irish families are also extracted and shown here, per the works of O'Hart.

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 the county, as taken from the Master Book of Irish Placenames.
Parish Names in County Kerry.
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 Co. Kerry in this work: Aghadoe, Aghavallen, Aglish, Annagh, Ardfert, Ballincuslane, Ballinvoher, Ballyconry, Ballyduff, Ballyheige, Ballymacelligott, Ballynacourty, Ballynahaglish, Ballyseedy, Brosna, Caher, Castleisland, Cloghane, Clogherbrien, Currans, Dingle, Dromod, Duagh, Dunquin, Dunurlin, Dysert, Fenit, Finuge, Galey, Garfinny, Glanbehy, Kenmare, Kilbonane, Kilcaragh, Kilcaskan, Kilcolman, Kilconly, Kilcredane, Kilcrohane, Kilcummin, Kildrum, Kilfeighny, Kilflyn, Kilgarrylander, Kilgarvan, Kilgobban, Killaha, Killahan, Killarney, Killeentierna, Killehenny, Killemlagh, Killinane, Killiney, Killorglin, Killury, Kilmalkedar, Kilmoyly, Kilnanare, Kilnaughtin, Kilquane, Kilshenane, Kiltallagh, Kiltomy, Kinard, Knockanure, Knocknane, Lisselton, Listowel, Marhin, Minard, Molahiffe, Murher, Nohaval, Nohavaldaly, O'Brennan, O'Dorney, Prior, Ratass, Rattoo, Stradbally, Templenoe, Tralee, Tuosist, Valencia and Ventry . Keep in mind the spelling of place names and parishes can change over time. Be flexible in your research when looking for these names.
Townland names and modern parishes are given in this selection. County Kerry includes the towns of Tralee, Killarney, Glenflesk, Dingle, Listowel, Castle Island and many others...

Family Name Index

Illustrations and Extracts
Stone Oratory at Sallerus (Gallerus) (illus.)
Map of Kerry by Joyce
Families on the map of the Four Masters listed.
Torc Waterfall, Killarney (illus.)
Extract from the Topographical Dictionary

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: Fitzgerald, E. Fitzgerald, K. Fitzmaurice, E. Hussey Joy Mac Carthy, L. Mac Carthy Mor, P. Mac Clancy, (Brehon) Mac Egan (Brehon) Mac Elligot Mac Fineen, C. Mac Crehan Mac Gillycuddy-Reeks, C. Mac Kenna Mac Sweeny, C. Magrath O' Brosnaghan O' Cahill O' Carroll, L. O' Casey O' Conor, L. O' Conor, P. Mac Sheehy, C. O' Creagh O' Cronin O' Daly O' Delany O' Donoghoe (Donahue) O' Donoghoe Mor, P. O' Doolin O' Dunnady O' Falvey, L. O' Feenaghty O' Flynn O' Foley O' Gallivan O' Grady O' Hagarty O' Harney, C. O' Healy O' Kelleher O' Kennedy O' Leahy O' Leyne O' Mahony, C. O' Moore O' Moriarty, C. O' Mullane, C. O' Quill O' Quinlan O' Scanlan O' Shea, L. O' Sheehan O' Slattery O' Sullivan More, L. Smerwick Stack Trant and Walsh.

The Final Word A hands on guide to find your family within the county Kerry . New; Full size 8 1/2 x 11; 54 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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