Bell households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Bell Very numerous: Ulster etc. Ir. Mac Giolla'Chloig, a gaelicisation of the very English name Bell, which is also very common in Scotland. Derivations are many. DOS.
de Beil Bell: an-líonmhar in Ulaidh agus go for-leathan in gach cúige. Is cosúil gur Albanaigh mórán in Ulaidh ach tá Mac Giolla Mhaoil, q.v., ag an Sloinnteoir Gaeilge. Thánadar le Ionradh na Normanach, leis. Fr. Le Bel, fear dathúil. SI & SGA.
Mac Giolla an Chloig Bell: is cosúil gur gaelú nua ar an sloinne Sasanach é seo - níos fileata ná an bun-rud, go bhfuil roinnt fréamh éagsúla faoi.


  • Bell in 1659.
  • Bell births mapped 1864-1913
  • Bell 1901 census map
  • Bell 1911 census map
  • Bell Roman Catholic baptisms
  • Bell Roman Catholic marriages NEW!

The surname

Parishes where Bell and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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