Phair households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

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

Click on a county to see more detail

Surname Dictionary

Fair fairly rare: Mayo-Galway etc. A translation of the Ir. fionn (fair) which had supplanted the original surname. There is a cognate English name, Fair & Phair, which probably accounts for most of those in E Ulster, however SGA gives Mac Fhinn.
Fionn : Fair, Phair: líon beag: scaipthe: tá Fair i Maigh Eo-Gaillimh agus Phair in Aontroim.
Phair mod.nos: scattered. Ir. Mac Fhinn, finn, fair. This name may also be English, "fair, handsome". SGA, DBS.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

Click here to see all variants on a single map

Click on a name to see it on the map.

Non-Griffith's Variants

Click here for all variant sources.

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

Copyright © John Grenham 2021