O'Dwyer


O'Dwyer households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland


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

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Surname Dictionary

Dwyer numerous: Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford etc. Ir. Ó Dubhuidhir (Duibhir). The derivation is from dubh + Odhar, a first name meaning dun-coloured. A name famous for their part in the Resistance, they usually appear as O'Dwyer. IF,MIF & SGG.
Ó Duibhidhir (O') Dwyer, Deere, Diver: an-líonmhar: Tiobraid Árann, Luimneach, Ciarraí, an Clár, Port Lairge, Cill Chainnigh, Loch Garman, Ceatharlach. Bhí an chlann sa bunaithe ag Coill na Manach, Tiobraid Árann, agus cáil orthu mar trodairí i gcoinnibh choncais na nGall. Clú síoraí, dar ndó, ag "Seán Ó Duibhir a'Ghleanna" san amhrán úd -"go lá deireadh a'tsaoil". Tá an sloinne i gCúige Uladh le Deere, Diver. Litriú nua: Ó Duibhir. IF & SGG.
O Duibhir rare: scattered. Ir.Lang. See Dwyer.
O'Dwyer Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster and South East. Ir. Ó Duibhir (dubh + odhar, dark brown). A sept of Tipperary, immortalised in the song "Seán Ó Duibhir a' Ghleanna". IF.

    Maps

  • O'Dwyer in 1659.
  • O'Dwyer births mapped 1864-1913
  • O'Dwyer 1901 census map
  • O'Dwyer 1911 census map
  • O'Dwyer Roman Catholic baptisms

The surname


Parishes where O'Dwyer and a second surname are found together

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