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Families of County Dublin

Families of
County Dublin, Ireland
Price: $36.00

Official County Book of
The Irish Families Project

The Families of County Dublin, Ireland

Irish Genealogy & Family History,
indexed, maps, coats of arms, illustrated,
hardbound, gold stamped, 248 pages.
Finding Your Family History in Co. Dublin
This is the hardbound, illustrated, book that focuses exclusively on families of County Dublin. Part of the Irish Families Project, it includes: Catholic and Protestant; native Irish; settler families from England, Scotland, and Wales; County Map; Coats of Arms; and more.. Information contained here-in dates from the earliest times to the modern era.

Expands Upon Earlier Information
The Master Volume in the Irish Families series is 'The Book of Irish Families, great & small'. It covers thousands of families from all of Ireland. 'Families of Co. Dublin' greatly expands upon the coverage given in that book and adds several hundred new families. In this way both books compliment each other. 'Families of Co. Dublin' is the 7th volume in the series, which covers every county in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Only 7 of the 29 county books were hardbound and gold stamped. This is one of them. It was published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation and edited by Michael C. O'Laughlin.

An outline of the history of the county as it relates to Irish families, and to Irish research is included, along with an exhaustive enumeration of thousands of Dublin families. There is a special section included for research in Dublin, which can be a feast of records compared to the rest of the country! This section will be helpful to anyone researching records and repositories in Ireland, even outside of Dublin itself.

In the Beginning

This quote is taken from the introduction to this work, setting the stage for all the family history in the following pages of the book: " The mix of families and family names found in Dublin is extraordinary. Dublin was a center of government for the Vikings, and then for the Normans who invaded in the 12th century. It has also drawn families from every other part of Ireland in considerable numbers. It is important to be aware of families adjacent to Dublin, for they are very often found in Dublin itself. Taking from the works of earlier days, O'Hart, in his "Irish Pedigrees", lists the chiefs and clans of Dublin, Kildare, King's, and parts of Meath together in the same section. O'Connor of Offaley; O'Toole of Co. Wicklow; O'Moore of Leix; and O'Dempsey of Clanmaliere were anciently given as chiefs of Co. Kildare, which is adjacent to Dublin. The O'Tooles and O'Byrnes were given in the mountainous areas in the south of Dublin. MacFogarty of South Bregia is given as such by the four masters in the 10th century; O'Carey, is found as chief of Cairbre O'Ciardha in Kildare; O'Murcain or O'Murcan and O'Bracken are given possessing lands along the Liffey near Dublin; O'Gilbroin is given on the borders of Dublin and Kildare. O'Fiachra, O'Cullen, O'Colgan, MacDonnell, O'Dempsey, O'Dunn, O'Hea and O'Murtha are found in Kildare. O'Toole and O'Byrne are given as chiefs in Wicklow. O'Duffy is given originally in Kildare and Carlow but subsequently in Dublin, and they are found migrating to Louth, Monaghan, Cavan, Galway and Roscommon. The O'Fagans or MacFagans (given to be the same family) are given as possibly of English descent by O'Hart, and D'Alton gives several of the name as high sheriffs in Meath and Dublin".

"Principal families in Dublin in the 12th century"
are given in this County Dublin book as:
"Talbot, Tyrrell, Plunkett, Preston, Barnwall, St. Lawrence, Cruise, Cusack, Cogan, White, Walshe, Wall, Warren, Wogan, Woodlock, Darcy, Netterville, Marward, Pheopoes, Fitzwilliam, Flemming, Archbold, Archer, Allen, Aylmer, Ball, Bagot, De Bathe, Butler, Barry, Barrets, Bermingham, Brett, Bellew, Blake, Finglas, Sweetman, Hollywood, Howth, Hussey, Dowdall, Dillon, Seagrave, Sarsfield, Stanihurt, Lawless, Cadell, Drake, Grace , Palmer, Eustace, Brown, Nangle, Tuite, Trant, Luttrell, Delahoyde, Usher and Grattan."

The principal families in 1659 are given as:

Birne (208+) {Byrne, Burnes, O'Byrne}
Kelly (158) (Kelley)
Doyle (118)
Walsh, Welsh (87)
Murphy & Morphy (72)
White (55) (Whyte)
Farrall (53) {Farrell}
Connor (53) {Conner}
Browne (53) (Brown}
Nowland (53) {Nolan, Noland}
Smyth(e) (50) {Smith)
Cavenagh, Cavenah, Keavenagh (48)
Realy, Reyly (40) {Reilly, Riley}
Bryan (39) {Brien, Brian, etc..}
Neal (39) {Neill}
Quinn(e) (36) (Quin)
Moore (35) {More}
Martine, Martyn (34)
Davis (32) (Davies)
Callen, Cullan, Cullin (27)

The principal names in more modern times
are given as:
Byrne (301) Kelly (194) Doyle (162) Murphy (132) Smith (106) O'Brien (105) Kavanagh (97) Dunne (93) O'Neill (93) Reilly (93) Nolan (89) Connor (82) Walsh (77) Farrell (73) Carroll (71) Ryan (65) Moore (63) Cullen (62) Keogh (60) Murray (60) Whelan (59) Brady (52) Kennedy (51)

There are too many names to list, and representatives of every family in Ireland will doubtless be found in Dublin......

Parish Names of County Dublin
The name of the parish and parish records play an important role in family research. The parishes of County Dublin are as follows: Aderrig, Artaine, Baldongan, Baldoyle, Balgriffin, Ballyboghill, Ballyfermot, Ballymadun, Balrothery, Balscaddan, Booterstown, Castleknock, Chapelizod, Christ Church, Cloghran, Clondalkin, Clonmethan, Clonsilla, Clontarf, Clonturk, Coolock, Cruagh, Crumlin, Dalkey, Donabate, Donnybrook, Drimnagh, Dublin City, Esker, Finglas, Garristown, Glasnevin, Grallagh, Grangegorman, Hollywood, Holmpatrick, Howth, Kilbarrack, Kilbride, Kilgobbin, Kill, Killeek, Killester, Killiney, Killossery, Kilmactalway, Kilmacud, Kilmahuddrick, Kilsallaghan, Kiltiernan, Kinsaley, Leixlip, Lucan, Lusk, Malahide, Monkstown, Mulhuddart, Naul, Newcastle, Oldconnaught, Palmerstown, Portmarnock, Portraine, Raheny, Rathcoole, Rathfarnham, Rathmichael, Saggart, Santry, St. Andrew's, St. Anne's, St. Audoen's, St. Bartholomews, St. Bridget's, St. Catherine's, St. George's, St. James', St. John's, St. Luke's, St. Margaret's, St. Mark's, St. Mary's, St. Michael's, St. Michan's, St. Nicholas Within, St. Nicholas Without, St. Patrick's, St. Paul's, St. Peter's, St. Thomas', St. Werburghs, Stillorgan, Swords, Tallaght, Taney, Tully, Ward, Westpalstown and Whitechurch. Please remember that parish names and spellings have changed over time. Be sure to watch for parish names that are similar to the one your are researching.

Table of Contents Barony Map of County Dublin......
Ortelius Map of Dublin 1576......
Ancient Tribal Names Chart....
Keatings History (illus)..
Early Families... Norman Invasion.....
Families by Parish......
Famine and The New World.......
Guide to Tracing Dublin Ancestors...

Families of County Dublin, Ireland....
History and Locations Found.
(Listed in Alphabetical order, disregarding the
O', Mc, or Mac prefix before the name.)

Dublin Surname List
Dublin Placename List
Jewish Settlers List
County of Dublin (census)
City of Dublin (census)
Index of Family Names Found in Text.. ..

Nearly every family name can be found in Dublin - so look here!

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:
Bagott Barnewall Burnell de Courcy, Cruise Delahoyde Fagan FitzEustace Fitzsimon Fitzwilliam, V. St. Laurence, B. Mac Gi'lamocholmoge, L O' Kelly, P. Plunkett Preston, V. Sarsfield, E. Segrave Talbot, B. Taylor Tyrrell, B., and Walsh.

The Final Word

This is a one of a kind book. "Families of County Dublin, Ireland" is hardbound and gold stamped, with a smyth sewn binding for a lifetime of use. Includes over 2,000 families and is a must have for anyone with family in Dublin.


6" x 9" size; 248 pages; 40 illustrations; well indexed by surname. Includes Castles in County Dublin; family seats of power; locations; variant spellings of family names; full map of County Dublin, coats of arms, and sources for research. From ancient times to the modern day. First Edition in dust jacket. Author/Editor: Michael C. O'Laughlin. It should be noted that the first volume in the Irish Families Project, "The Book of Irish Families, great & small", also contains information on families in County Dublin, much of which is not in this volume.  We also have a third volume that covers Dublin, entitled "County Dublin, Ireland, genealogy and Family History Notes". These volumes are made to compliment each other.

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