Foley births between 1864 and 1913


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Surname Dictionary

Foley Very numerous: all areas, especially Munster & S E Leinster. Ir. Ó Foghladha (Foghlú), foghlaí, a robber. A Waterford name. The Foleys of Ulster may, as a result of mistrans-lation, be really MacSharrys, q.v. IF.
Fowley Quite numerous: Sligo-Leitrim. Ir. Ó Foghladha (Foghlú). A variant of Foley in Connacht.
Ó Foghladha Foley: an-líonmhar: Cúige Mumhan, deisceart Laighean, Connachta. Clann a thosnaigh i bPort Lairge agus a scaipeadh tríd an Mumhain & rl. Is cosúil go dtagann an sloinne ón bhfocal foghlú .i. creachadh. An litriú nua: Ó Foghlú. IF.
 

Districts and births


Variants in the birth records, with totals

  • Foley: 13358
  • Fowley: 196
  • Foly: 81
  • Foely: 4
  • Fooley: 6
  • Fowlow: 2
  • Fouly: 4
  • Fowle: 2
  • Fowly: 78
  • Fouley: 6
  • O'Fogluda: 1

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