McDonnell households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

Click on a county to see more detail

Surname Dictionary

Donnell fairly numerous: Derry, W Tyrone. Usually occurs as O'Donnell, q.v.
Mac Domhnaill Mac Donnell, Mac Donald: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre in Ulaidh ach go h-áirithe. Tháinig dream amháin (Mac Donald) ó Albain mar ghallóglaigh agus shocraigh i nGleannta Aontroma. Bhí clanna eile i bhFear Manach agus i dTuathmhumhain. Ciallaíonn an t-ainm Domhnall "domhan-chumhachtach". IF.
MacDonnell Very numerous: all areas, Ulster generally, Louth-Meath, Mayo etc. Ir. Mac Domhnaill, from first name Domhnall, "world-mighty". One group came from Scotland in 13 cent and became established in the Glens of Antrim; another sept of Thomond (Clare) were connected with the O'Briens. IF.


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

The surname

Parishes where McDonnell and a second surname are found together


Irish Times subscribers | | John Grenham | | Sitemap | | Login | | Subscribe | | Contact | | FAQs | | What's new?| | Privacy policy

Copyright © John Grenham, Eoin Grenham 2022