• Lenihan in 1659.

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  • Lenihan 1901 census map

  • Lenihan 1911 census map

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    Lenihan baptisms in Tournafulla, Limerick (archived)


Parishes where Lenihan and a second surname are found together


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

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Cork city:28Down:2Galway:9Kerry:27
Kildare:9Limerick:28Limerick city:1Longford:3

Surname Dictionary

Lenaghan Quite numerous: Down etc. See Lenihan.
Leneghan rare: Mayo, Down. See Lenihan.
Lenehan numerous: Midlands, Mayo-Sligo etc. See Lenihan.
Lenihan numerous: all areas except Ulster, mainly Kerry-Clare-W Limerick-Cork. The Irish is (1) Ó Leannacháin (2) Ó Luingeacháin. The former relates to a Roscommon sept; the latter to Munster and comes, according to Woulfe, from earlier Mac Longacháin where longach may be gluttonous, avid. Note the variants. IF & SGG.
Linihan numerous: Munster, especially Cork. See Lenihan.
Ó Leannacháin Lenihan: líon beag: Connachta & Lár na Tíre. Clann ó Ros Comáin go bhfuil athleagain Ó Léanacháin & Ó Lionacháin orthu. Féach Ó Loingeacháin & Ó Longacháin, leis. Féach Mac Leannacháin thuas.
Ó Luingeacháin Lenihan: líonmhar: Luimneach-Ciarraí-an Clár. Luann de Bhulbh Mac Longacháin mar bhun-leagan. Féach Ó Leannacháin, leis. SGG & IF.

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