Gillespie households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

Gillespie Very numerous: Ulster, Connacht, Midlands. Ir. Mac Giolla Easpaig (easpag = bishop). The name is particularly identified with Derry-Donegal. Also exists in Scotland. There are synonyms: Clasby (Galway), Bishop. MIF & SGG.
Mac Giolla Easpuig Gillespie: an-líonmhar: Ulaidh, Connachta, Lár na Tíre. Tá an leagan Clasby i nGaillimh. Bhí an chlann sa Dún sa 12 céad agus an sloinne le fáil i dtuaisceart Uladh tríd síos. Tá sé líonmhar in Albain, leis.MIF.

Parishes where Gillespie and a second surname are found together


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