McKelvey households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

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Surname Dictionary

MacKelvey numerous: Ulster generally. Ir. Mac Giolla Bhuí (golden lad). A sept of Donegal, but it is also found in Galloway, where, according to Black, it is Scots Gaelic Mac Shealbhaigh, from sealbhach, possessive, grasping. MIF & SS.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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Non-Griffith's Variants

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