Giles



Parishes where Giles and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Armagh:1Belfast city:6Cavan:1Cork:10
Cork city:1Derry:3Donegal:1Down:2
Dublin:5Dublin city:2Galway:4Kerry:13
Kildare:3Limerick:1Tipperary:3Tyrone:9
Waterford:10Wexford:6Wicklow:1

Surname Dictionary

Giles numerous: Down & Tyrone, Meath-W Meath, Cork etc. Ir. Ó Glaisne; Glaisne was an early first name favoured in Ulster. The surname was associated with Louth. Elsewhere the name may be English, being derived there from a 6 cent French saint. There is a long association with Cork, where the name survives. SI.
Gyles rare: Louth. Ir. Ó Glaisne, perhaps from glaisin, woad. See also Giles.
Ó Glaisne Giles: Bhíodh an t-ainm Glaisne i bhfeidhm i gCúige Uladh agus bhí an sloinne a bhaineann leis i Lú. Is de bhunadh Sasanach an chuid is mó de mhuintir Giles, atá cuíosach líonmhar: Ulaidh, Lár na Tíre, Corcaigh. Duine de mhuintir Chorcaí a thuill clú agus cáil is ea an scríbhneoir agus craoltóir, Risteard Ó Glaisne, rug. 1927.

Variants in Griffith's
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Giles: 82
Jiles: 5

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Glyles
Gyles
Joyles
O Glaisne


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