Holy



Parishes where Holy 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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Cork:11

Surname Dictionary

Holley rare: E Ulster: Ir. Mac Cuilinn, formerly Mac Uighilin from Hugelin, diminutive of Hugh. Usually MacQuillan; a Welsh family who settled in Antrim in 13 cent. A case of mistranslation because cuileann means holly. See also Holly. MIF & SGG.
Holly Quite numerous: Kerry-Clare etc. Ir. Mac Cuilinn (cuileann, holly). Always associated with Kerry. There is another group in Antrim - see Holley. MIF.
Whooley Quite numerous: W Cork etc. Ir. Ó h-Uallaigh, uallach, proud. An agnomen adopted by some of the O'Driscolls of W Cork. SI.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Holly: 40
Holy: 11
Hooley: 31
Hooly: 33
Wholly: 10
Whooley: 11
Whooly: 7

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Holey
Holley
Hoully
Houly
Hually
Huoly
Wholey
Wholley
Wholy
Whoolley
Whoolly
Whouley
Whoully
Whouly


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