McLeese



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

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Surname Dictionary

Gilleese Quite numerous: Fermanagh, Monaghan, Meath. Ir. Mac Giolla Íosa (devotee of Jesus). A sept of Derry, also a Scottish name. See Gillis, MacAleese, MacLeish. SI & SGG.
Mac Giolla Íosa Mac Aleese, Gilleece: líonmhar in Aontroim mar Mac Aleese, níos lú in Oirghialla mar Gilleece. Tá a lán leagan eile ann - in Albain ach go h-áirithe. Bhí clann aitheanta i nDoire. Anois tá Uachtarán na h-Éireann againn i 1998!
MacAleese numerous: Antrim etc. Ir. Mac Giolla Íosa (servant of Jesus). A sept of Derry where they are still represented. Found as Mac Leish in Scotland. SGG.
MacLees fairly rare: Belfast area etc. Variant of Mac Aleese, q.v.


Parishes where McLeese and a second surname are found together

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Variants in Griffith's
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