Weir



Parishes where Weir and a second surname are found together

Surname:



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

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Antrim:90Armagh:41Belfast city:24Cavan:18
Cork:6Cork city:1Derry:24Donegal:30
Down:75Dublin:1Dublin city:7Fermanagh:39
Kerry:7Kildare:12Leitrim:4Limerick:2
Louth:3Mayo:12Meath:6Monaghan:5
Offaly:18Roscommon:5Sligo:16Tyrone:48
Westmeath:12Wicklow:1

Surname Dictionary

Mac an Mhaoir Weir, Wyer: líonmhar: oirthear Uladh go sonrach, Lár na Tíre, Connachta. Bhí an chlann ba iomráití ina gcoimeádaithe ar Leabhar Ard Mhacha, mar a raibh Mac Moyer orthu, tráth; bhíodar in Uíbh Fhailí, Iar-Mhí agus Ros Comáin, leis. De bhunaidh Albanach cuid mhaith des na h-Ultaigh, cinnte. Féach Ó Corra, leis. SGG &MIF.
Ware fairly rare: Dublin, Cork etc. English, 16 cent. Sir James Ware (1594-1666), the antiquarian, was born in Dublin. Also as Weir. MIF.
Weir numerous: all areas except Cork but mainly E Ulster. Ir. Mac an Mhaoir, maor, a steward, in Ulster; Ó Corra, (from corra, a spear, not cora, a weir). Many Weirs came from Scotland in 17 cent and Black considers the name to be Norman with the possibility of a Scots Gaelic element similar to the Irish name. SS & SI.

Variants in Griffith's
& total households

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McWeir: 4
Ware: 26
Weare: 2
Weir: 507
Weire: 7
Weirs: 2

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Mac an Mhaoir
Waer
Wair
Wear
Weer
Weier


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