Renehan



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

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Armagh:3Kilkenny:7Limerick:5Louth:1
Offaly:12Tipperary:16

Surname Dictionary

Ó Reannacháin Renehan, Ranahan, Ronaghan: líon beag: an Mhí-Muineachán-Ard Mhacha-an Dún, Cill Chainnigh & Luimneach. Clann de chuid Oirghialla - b'fhéidir gur craobh an dream i Luimneach (Ranahan) atá lonnaithe in Uíbh Rosa ar bhruach na Sionainne. Tá an mí-aistriú Ferns le fáil i Laois. Brí: reannach, biorach, géar.
Ranaghan fairly rare: Limerick, Down. Ir. Ó Reannacháin, from reannach, spear-like. A sept of Oriel (Armagh etc). The Limerick group, who are located at Iverus near Askeaton, may be a junior branch, or entirely separate.
Renehan Quite numerous: Meath-Monaghan-Armagh, Kilkenny. Ir. Ó Reannacháin, from reannach, spear-like. The name belongs to Oriel (Armagh-Monaghan etc). See also Ronaghan and Ferns.MIF.

Variants in Griffith's
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Ranagan: 5
Ranaghan: 3
Ranahan: 11
Renaghan: 18
Renahan: 14
Renehan: 44
Renihan: 7

Non-Griffith's Variants

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O Reannachain
Ranachan
Ranahans
Reenahan
Renegan
Renigan
Rennahan
Rennehan
Rinahan
Rinihan
Rounaghan
Runaghan
Runnaghan


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