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Community surnames extracts from Seary's Names of the Island of Newfoundland, 1835 Voters Lists, 1864-65 Hutchinson 1871 Lovell's Directory, 1894-97 McAlpine's Directory, 1898 McAlpine's Directory, 1904 McAlpine's as well as some parish records and cemetery inscriptions.

There were names in these communities that were not picked up by Seary and I believe that the some of the entries for the earlier Hr. Grace (HGRC) were surnames of these Conception Bay communities

A couple of examples of why I believe this is as follows:

Barron/Barren (Holyrood) There is a James on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood and on the 1864-65 directory as a fisherman. Seary shows a James Barron or Barren of Hr. Grace Parish, 1806 (NF. Archives HGRC)

Targate (Holyrood): There is a John Targate on the 1835 Voters List for Holyrood, as well as on the 1864-65 directory and the Targate surname still appeared on the 1871 Lovell's, although John was no longer listed. Seary shows a John Targate of Hr. Grace, 1813 (NF Archives HGRC)

Based on the above, I believe that one can safely assume that if this name appears to be a match for one of your ancestors from the Conception Bay Centre area, ten chances to one, it is. The people "up the bay" as it was called, used St. Paul's Anglican and Immaculate Conception Parish till they became a part of the parish of Brigus in 1833.

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COMMUNITY OF CHAPEL COVE:

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BARRON , BRIAN(D), BROWN(E), CLOONEY, CONRAN, CORBETT, COSTELLO, CRAWLEY, DAVIES, DUGGAN, DWYER, FAHEY, FARDY, FARRELL, FEWER, FLYNN, FUREY, GORMAN, HARVEY, HAWCO, HEALEY, HICKEY, HINES, KEATING, KEEFE, KELLY, KENNEDY, LANNON, LEWIS, MCHUGH, MACKEY, MADDEN, MAIR, MURPHY, MYERS, O'DWYER, O'GORMAN, O'KEEFE, O'KELLY, PENNELL, PENN(E)Y, RING, SANCHEZ, SLANEY, SULLIVAN, TRACEY, WALL, WALSH, WHELAN, WOODFORD

 

 
 

 

BARRON:			a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland,  from Early Middle 
			English and Old French  barun - baron, sometimes from 
			rank or title, or from service in a baronial household, 
			or from the courtesy title applied to certain freemen of 
			London,  York  and  the  Cinque  Ports,  but also as a 
			nickname, proud or haughty as a baron;  in Scotland,  also
			from small baronies, and for land-owners  "who had a certain 
			amount of jurisdiction over the population of their lands";
			in Ireland, for  MacBarron, and for  O' Beardin  (SEE BARRINGTON).  
			(Reaney,  Black,  MacLysaght). Bar (r) on was traced by Guppy 
			in Lancashire and Yorkshire NR and ER;  by  Speigelhalter and 
			Matthews in  Devon;  by  Black in Angus;  and by  MacLysaght  
			in Waterford - Kilkenny.

In Newfoundland:	Thomas Barron, farmer of Chapels Cove,
			1871 (Lovell's Directory)

Modern Status:		widespread Holyrood


BRIAN(D): (O) BRIEN, BRYAN (T), surnames, in one or more of the preceding variants, of England, Scotland, Ireland and France, from a Breton personal name containing the element bri - height, dignity, esteem (Dauzat, Black), or from a " Keltic (Old Welsh/Irish) name containing the element bre - hill" (Cottle), of simular form and significance. See also BRYNE. (MacLysaght, Reaney). As a baptismal name "Brian or Bryan has from early times been a favourite in Ireland on account of the national hero Brian Boroimhe; but it was, during the Middle Ages, equally popular in England...[when] for several centuries it was a favourite, as the many commom surnames derived from it testlfy....it survived in Yorks [hire] Westmoreland, Cheshire, Lanc [ashire] until the 18th century, but gradually fell into disuse and came to be regarded as as exclusively Irish name. It is still used in Brittany and has come back into use in England durin the present century" (Withycomb). As a family name in England, Reaney, who gives twelve variants, maintains that in the south it is a Breton personal name introduced by the Normans, and, according to Black, "by Bretons who among the Normans in the invasion of England", but in the north "it is O[ld] Ir [ish] Brian, bought by Norsemen from Iceland...to Cumberland and across the Pennines into Yorkshire." In Scotland, Black cites the forms Brian, Brien and Bryan, ans ascribes the Breton origin to them, as does Dauzat, Briant, Briend. In Ireland, MacLysaght sees the family O'Brien, O'Briain "deriving from the famiy of King Brian Boru", but notices that O'Brien may also be a synonym of O'Bryne (SEE BRYNE), of Bryan, and of MacBryan, Mac Braoin. Guppy traced Bryan widespread, especially in Leicestershire and Rutlandshire and Oxford- shire, Bryant especially in Somerset and Wiltshire. Spiegalehalter traced Brian, Bryan (t) in Devon. Matthews traced Brien, Bryan in Ireland, Devon and Dorset. Briant and Bryant in Devon. MacLysaght found O'Brien "now very numerous in other provinces as well as Munster, being the fifth most numerous name in Ireland", Bryan " The name of a prominent Anglo-Norman family settled in Co. Kilkenny", and MacBryan, sometimes changed to O'Brien in Cos. Fermanagh and Cavan. In Newfoundland: Timothy Bryan, of Chapel Cove (Conception B.), 1801 (CO 199.18) Modern Status: O'Brien - widespread especially at Bell Island and Topsail
BROWN(E): a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, Brown of the Channel Islands, from Old English personal name Brun, or from Old English or Old French for one with brown hair or complexion; or, in Scotland , for Mac a' Chriuthainn from Gaelic briteamh (ain) - brehon, brieve, judge or for M'lle dhuinn - son of the brown lad. (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght, Turk). In England, the form Browne tends to indicate "a rise in the social scale", (Guppy, Cottle), but it is the usual form in Ireland. Widespread in England, Scotland and Ireland. In Newfoundland: Elizabeth Brown, of Chapels Cove (?Conception B.), 1835 (NF Archives BRC) Modern Status: Brown - widespread; Browne - St. John's
CLOONEY: a surname of Ireland, a variant of (O)Cloney, O Cluanaigh, Ir. Cluana - deceitful, flattering, rogue; and in Co. Down a variant of MacLoonie. See also CLUNEY. ( MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Wexford and Down. In Newfoundland: Edward, of Chapel's Cove, 1766 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Rare
CONRAN: a surname of Ireland, also occurring in the form (O) Condron, O Conarain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLsaght especially in Leinster. In Newfoundland: Joseph Conrad, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Conrad, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Conrad, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael of Mich'l Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael of Patk Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James of Patk Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James of Jos Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph of Mich'l Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Conran, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Rare, at Harbour Main (Electors 1955)
CORBETT: a surname of England, Ireland, Scotland, with Corbet (t) of the Channel Islands, from Old French corbet - raven, "probably a nickname for one with dark hair or complexion" (Reaney), or also for one with a raucous voice (Cottle), or from Old French corbet, Latin curvatue - bent, crooked (Spiegelhalter); in Ireland it is usually for OCorbain (Munster) or OCoirbin (Connacht), ? Ir. corb - chariot. See CORBIN. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Turk). Traced by Guppy in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght In Munster and Connacht. In Newfoundland: Thomas Corbett, of Chapels Cove, 1796 (CO 199.18); Thomas Corbet, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) John Corbet, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) Patrick Corbet, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) Michael Corbet, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) Edmund Corbett, planter of Chapels Cove, , (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Corbett, planter of Chapels Cove, , ( 1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Bartholomew Corbett, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 ( Lovell's Directory) Edmund Corbett, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Edmund Corbett, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Edward Corbett, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Corbett, fisherman of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Corbett, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patk of Mich'l Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Corbett, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Corbett, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Corbett, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw of Patk Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk of Patk Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Walter Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk of Barth Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk of Thos Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw Corbett, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk of Edw Corbett, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, Chapels Cove, Holyrood.
COSTELLO: a surname of Ireland, MacOisdealbhaigh. "Oisdealb was the name of one of the sons of Gilbert de Nangle, and this is the first example of a Normal family assuming a Mac name. The use of the prefix O is erroneous, though it does occasionally occur in 17th century records" (MacLysaght). Cottle suggests that Costello is proberly "son of Jocelyn" in an Irish form. See NANGLE. (MacLysaght , Cottle). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Mayo and formerly as Costellow in Sussex by Guppy. In Newfoundland: Pearce Costello, of Chapels Cove, 1785 (CO 199.18) Daniel Costelow, planter of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Especially in the Harbour Main and Ferryland districts.
CRAWLEY: a surname of England and Ireland, from the English place name Crawley in the nine countries (Cottle) including Devon; in Ireland either for Mac Raghallaigh or as a variant of CROWLEY. (Cottle, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Bedfordshire and Northhamtonshire and by MacLysaght in Cos. Armgh and Monaghan and vicinity. In Newfoundland: Humphrey, of Chapel's Cove, 1800 (CO 199.18) James Crawley, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) James Crawley, & Sons, planter of Chapels Cove, , (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Humphrey Crawley, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Crawley, planter of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Crawley, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Crawley, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Crawley, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Crawley, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Crawley, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Humphrey Crawley, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Crawley, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Crawley, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Crawley, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Holyrood.
DAVIES: a surname of England, Wales and Ireland - son of Davy, David. See Davey, Davis. Guppy found Davies, as opposed to Davis, is essentially the Welsh form and that of the countries immediately bordering Wales, and in England and Wales much the more frequent form. The two forms may have been confused in Newfoundland. In Newfoundland: George, of Chapels Cove, 1775 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Widespread
DUGGAN: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, in Ireland (O) Dug(g)an, ODubhagain, Ir. dubh - black, in Scotland Dugan or Dougan, of the same origin. (MacLysaght, Black). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Cork, Galway and Mayo. In Newfoundland: Thomas Duggan, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) Thomas Duggan, planter of Chapels Cove, , (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Duggan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Duggan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Duggan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
DWYER: (O)Dwyer surnames of Ireland. ODuibhir, Ir. dubh and odhar (genitive uidhir) - dark or duncoloured. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: James Dwyer, of Chapels Cove, (1835 Voters List) Edward O'Dwyer fisherman of Chapels Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Dwyer, widespread, especially at Bell Island (Electors 1955), Tilting and St John's; O'Dwyer, rare at St John'
FAHEY: a variant of surnames of Ireland (O)Fahy, Faghy, OFathaigh, Ir. Fothadh - foundation. (MacLysaght).Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Galway. In Newfoundland: Edward, of Chapel's Cove, 1789 © 199.18) Edmund Fahey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
FARDY: a surname of Ireland, ? a variant of the English surname Faraday, of unknown origin. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Wexford. In Newfoundland: Lawerence Fardy, planter of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Mortimer Fardy, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Fardy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Mortimer Fardy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence Fardy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Fardy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
FARRELL: a surname of England and Ireland; in England a variant of FAR(E)WELL; in Ireland (O) Farrell, Ferrall, O Fearghail - man of valour. (Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Guppy traced Farrell in Devon, and MacLysaght found (O) Farrell, Ferrall widespread. In Newfopundland: John Farrell, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Farrell, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
FEWER: a surname of Ireland (O)Fewer, O Fiodhabhair - bushy eyebrow, a variant of Feore in Cos. Kilkenny and Waterford. See also FUREY. (MacLysaght). In Newfoundlamd: Dennis Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 ( Hutchingsons Directory) John Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Walter Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Fewer, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Dennis Fewer farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory), John Fewer, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Fewer, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Fewer, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Walter Fewer, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Denis Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm of Denis Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw of John Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw of Walter Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw of Wm Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thos of Thos Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm of John Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thos of Edw. Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm of Thos Fewer, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
FLYNN: (O) FLYNN, surnames of Ireland, also Flinn, Flyng, O Floinn, Ir. flann - ruddy. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght found the names "numerous and widespread." In Newfoundland: James Fling, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Fling Senior, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Flinn, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Flinn, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Stephen Flynn, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk. Fewer, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patk Fewer, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Flynn, widespread, O'Flynn rare.
FUREY: a surname of Ireland (O) Furey, O Foirreith, O urreidh ? O Fiodhabhra, O Fiura, or the French surname Furet, Fr. furet - ferret, hence one who is inquisitive, a Nosy Parker, Paul Pry. (MacLysaght, Manision, Dauzat). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Westmeath. In Newfoundland: Richard Fure, of Chapel's Cove (Conception Bay) 1772 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Scattered, especially in the Harbour Main district.
GORMAN: a surname of England and Ireland, in England ? from the Old English personal name Garmund, or dweller by the gore (a triangular piece of land) as in the place names Gore Court (Kent) and Gore (Whiltshire); in Ireland for (Mac) Gorman, (O) GORMAN, Mac Gormain. MacLysaght remarks that the prefix O has been widely substituted for Mac. Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght in Cos. Clare and Monaghan. In Newfoundland: Timothy Gorman, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Gorman, scattered. O'Gorman, rare
HARVEY: a baptismal name and surname of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Channel Islands, from the personal names Old French Herve, Old Breton Aeruiu, Harviu - battle worthy, introduced by the Bretons at the Norman Conquest, or occasionally from Old German Herewig - army war; in Ireland also occasionally for O hAirmheadhaigh, ? Ir. airmheadhach - having a herd of cattle, or ? Ir. airmed - a measure of grain. (Withcombe, Reaney, Black, Cottle, MacLysaght, Turk). See HARVIEW. Found widespread by Guppy, especially in Cornwall, Hampshire and Kent, and generally distribted (in a variety of forms) in Scotland, and by MacLysaght in Ulster, and Cos. Wexford and Galway. In Newfoundland: Early instances: John Harvey, of Chapples [sic] Cove, 1861 (CO 1) Modern status: Widespread
HAWCO: a surname of Newfoundland and ? elsewhere in North America, a variant of the surname of the Channel Islands HACQUOIL - or ? of the surname of France Hautcoeur - (one possessing a ) high heart, courageour. (Dauzat, Turk) In Newfoundland: Thomas Hawko, of Chapel's Cove, 1785, of Harbour Main, 1802 (CO 199.18) John Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Philip Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) William Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Hawco Senior, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) William Hawco Senior, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Philip Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Elias Hawco, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Hance planter, of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingstons Directory) Thomas Hance, planter of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingstons Directory) William Hance, of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingstons Directory) Thomas Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Elias Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) John Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Patrick Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Philip Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Thomas Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Thomas Hankon, planter of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) William Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) William Hankon, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Chapl's Cove, Holyrood and Mount Carmel.
HEALEY: HEALY, surnames of England, (O)Healy, Hely of Ireland; in England from the English place name Healey (Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland) or Heeley (Yorkshire); in Ireland for O hEalaighthe - ingenious, in Munster, or O hEilidhe - claimant, in north Connacht. (Ekwall, MacLysaght). Guppy traced Heal(e)y in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire, and also Heley in Buckinghamshire; MacLysaght traced (O)Healy, Hely in Cos. Cork and Sligo. In Newfoundland: Joseph, of Chapel's Cove, 1781 (CO 199.18). Modern status: Healey, scattered, Healy, rare.
HICKEY: a surname of Ireland, (O) Hickey, O hIcidhe, Ir. iceadh- healer. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. In Newfoundland: John Hickey, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Hickey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Micheal Hickey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael, of Chaple's Cove (Conception B.), 1872 (CO 199.18) Michael Hickey, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Hickey, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Hickey, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Hickey, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Hickey, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
HINES: HYNES, surnames of England and Ireland; in England from Middle English hine - servant; in Ireland for (O)Heyne, O hEidhin, ? Ir. eidhean - ivy. (Reaney, MacLysaght). See HINDS. Hine traced by Guppy in Devon and Staffordshire; Hine(s), Hyne(s) by MacLysaght in Co. Galway. In Newfoundland: James Hynes, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Hines, rare. Hynes, widespread
KEATING: a surname of Ireland, in Ireland, in Irish Ceitinn, an Anglo-Norman family name ? from a Welsh personal name Cethyn. (MacLysaght 73). Traced by MacLysaght in south Leinster. In Newfoundland: -------, on the Sally in the seal fishery out of Chapel's Cove, 1838 (Newfoundlander 29 Mar 1838) Modern status: scattered
KEEFE: (O)KEEFE variants of the surname of Ireland, (O) Keefe, O Caoimh, Ir. caomh - gentle. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in south Munster, In Newfoundland: James, of Chapel Cove, 1793 (CO 199.18) Modern status: scattered. O'Keefe, widespread
KELLY: with a rare variant O'KELLEY, surnames of England, Ireland and Scotland; in England from the English place name Kelly (Devon), Cornish celli - wood, grove; in Ireland and Scotland for (Mac) Kelly, Mac Cealliagh or O'KELLY, O Ceallaigh, ? Ir. ceallach - strife; also in Scotland from the Scots place name Kelly (Angus, Renfrewshire) or Kellie (Fife). (Reaney, MacLysaght, Black). MacLysaght remarks that MacKelly and O'Kelly are indistinguishable now that the Mac and O have been widely dropped, though he notes that O is being to some extent resumed. Traced by Guppy in Cornwall and Devon and the Scots Border countries, and by MacLysaght from MacKelly in east Connacht and from O'Kelly throughout Ireland where it is the second commonest name. In Newfoundland: Richard Kelly, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Kelley, scattered. Kelly, widespread, O'Kelly, rare at Avondale
KENNEDY: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, (O)Kennedy, O Cinneide, Ir. ceann - head, eidigh - ugly, modern Gaelic Ceannaideach. "The Scottish Kennedys are by remote origin Irish Gaels. " (MacLysaght, Black). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Tipperary and Wexford, and by Guppy especially in Ayrshire, Dumfrieshire, Invernesshire and Agryleshire. In Newfoundland: Edward Kennedy, school teacher of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kenady, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Kenady, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Kennedy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence Kennedy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
LANNON: a surname of Ireland, the Co. Kilkenny form of (O)Lennon, Lennan, O Leannain, Ir. leann - cloak, mantle, or ? Ir. leanan - paramour. (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Michael Lannan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Lennan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Lannan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lannon, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
LEWIS: also spelt Louis, a baptismal name and surname of England, Wales, Ireland, France and the Micmac Indians of Newfoundland; in England from the Old Frankish personal name Hludwig (Latin Ludocivus , Old French Clovis, French Louis) containing the elements loud and battle, or from the English place name Lewes (Sussex); in Wales as an anglicization of the Welsh personal name Llewel (l)yn, ? contaning the element llyw - leader. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, Spiegelhalter). Found widespread by Guppy especially in Monmouthshire, South and North Wales, and also widespread in Ireland by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Chapel's Cove, 1792 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Lewis, widespread especially at Holyrood, Louis, unique
MCHUGH: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, Mac Aodha. See McCUE. (MacLysaght, Black). Traced by MacLysaght in North Connacht and west Ulster, and by Black in Edinburgh "probably of Irish origin." In Newfoundland: John McHugo, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John McHugo, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, including Marysvale.
MACKEY: M(a)Ckay, MACKEY, MaKIE, surnames of Scotland, MacKay, (Mac)Kee, (O)MacKey of Ireland; Gaelic Mac Aoidh- son of Aed(h), later Aodh, a Gaelic name meaning 'fire', but (O) MacKey in Ireland, O Macdha. According to Black, "In the later Middle Ages, it was mistakenly equated with Teutonic Hugh or Hugo." See MaCUE, McKIE. (Black, MacLysaght). Guppy traced McKay and Mackay in the northern countries of Scotland, especially Caithness, and McKie and Mackie in Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire. MacLysaght traced MacKay, MacKee in Ulster, Kee in Co. Donegal, and (O)MacKey in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Edward Mackey, of Chapel's Cove, 1785 (CO 199.18) John Mackey, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Mackey, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Mackey, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65( Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Mackey, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Edward Mackey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Mackey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Mackey, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 Lovell's Directory) Modern status: MacKay, MacKay, rare, McKay, scattered; MacKey, scattered
MADDEN: a surname of Ireland, O Madain, earlier O Madadhain, Ir. mada - dog. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Galway and Kildare. In Co. Kildare, "an English family of the same name also settled." In Newfoundland: William, of Chapel's Cove, 1796 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Scattered.
MAIR: a surname of England and Scotland; in England from the English place name Maire (Devon); in Scotland from Gaelic maor - "officer who executed summonses and other legal writs." (Spiegelhalter, Reaney, Black). Traced by Guppy in Ayrshire and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. (SEE ALSO MYERS BELOW) In Newfoundland: Thomas Mairs, of Chapels Cove, 1801, fenced property from Chapels Cove to Harbour Main, 1815 (CO 199.18, D'Alberti 25). Thomas Mairs, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Unique, at Holyrood (Electors 1955).
MURPHY: a surname of Ireland and Scotland, (O) Murphy, O Murchadha, Ir. murchadh - sea-warrior, or Mac Murphy, Mac Murchada. MacLysaght notes that the "resumption of the prefixes O and Mac, which is a modern tendency with most Gaelic names, has not taken place in the case of Murphy, "that the majority of the Murphys in Ulster were probably oringinally Mac Murphy, and that Murphy is the most common name in Ireland. It occurs in Scotland from Irish immigration. (MacLysaght, Cottle). In Newfoundland: Michael, of Chapels Cove, 1796 (CO 199.18) Margaret, from Graigue (unidentified) (Co. Kilkenny), married at Chapels Cove, 1829 (Nfld. Archives BRC) John Murphy, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Murphy, blacksmith and farmer of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Murphy, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Murphy, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Murphy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Murphy, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
MYERS: MYRES, surnames of England, Myre(s) of Scotland from Norse myrr - (dweller near the) marsh, bog; in England also from Old French mire - physicain; in Scxotland also from the Scots place name Myres (Fifeshire); in Ireland a variant of (O) Meere, O Midhir, Ir. meidhir - mirth. (Reaney, Black, MacLysaght). Myers traced by Guppy in Yorkshire WR, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Co. Clare. (SEE ALSO MAIRS ABOVE) In Newfoundland: John Myres, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Myres, planter of Chapels Cove, , 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Meares, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Meares, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Meares, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Meares, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Myres, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Myers, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Myers, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm Myers, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Myers, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Myers, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thos Myers, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thos Myers, Jr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Myers, Sr., fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Myers, Jr. fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Myers, scattered; Myres, unique, at St. John's
O'DWYER: SEE DWYER
O'GORMAN: SEE GORMAN
O'KEEFE: SEE KEEFE
O'KELLY: SEE KELLY
PENNELL: a sername of England and Jersey (Channel Islands), from the English place names Penn Hall (Worcestshire) or Penhill (Devon, Yorkshire NR), or a variant of PARNELL, PENWELL or PINEL. (Reaney, Baring-Gould, Turk). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: Thomas Pennell, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
PENN(E)Y: surnames of England, Scotland, Ireland and Guernsey (Channel Island), from Old English peni(n)g - penny, a nickname from the coin, or a personal name Pening, or from the English place name Penny Hill Farm (Devon). (Reaney, Spiegelhalter, Turk). Penn(e)y traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon, Penny by Guppy in Hampshire and Somerset, and by MacLysaght in Dublin as early as 1296 and comparatively recently in Co. Cork. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Chapels Cove, 1800 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Penney, widespread, Penny scattered.
RING: a surname of England and Ireland, in England for Ringer - bell - ringer or ? one who made or wore rings; in Ireland (O)Ring, ORinn,? Ir. reann - spear. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in east Cork. In Newfoundland: Gabriel Ring, King or Bing, of Chapels Cove, 1766 (CO 199.18) Modern status: At St. John's
SANCHEZ: There is no listing in E.R. Seary for this surname, but a Manuel Sanchez of Mulaga, Spain married Mary Ann Woodford at Hr. Main Parish on July, 1862. The name was here till 1921 for sure, because in the Census for Chapel Cove, it shows William age 58 of Hr. Main as head of household and wife Mary Ann, age 78 as wife. No children are listed and it is not know if there were any. There were none in the Hr. Main records up to 1910. There is no headstone data showing for this name. In Newfoundland: Manuel Selanchez of Mulaga, Spain, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Shancey , fisherman of Chapel's Cove 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Sanchez, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) William Sanchez, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: only showing at Chapel Cove,
SLANEY: a surname of Ireland, de Slaine, "one of the few Irish toponymics" presumably from Slane (CO. Meath). (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Patrick Sliney, of Chapel's Cove, 1835 (Voters List) David Sliney, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's directory) Thomas Sliney, farmer of Chapel's Cove, 1871 (Lovell's directory) Patrick Sliney, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Sliney, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
SULLIVAN: a surname of Ireland (0) Sullivan, 0 Su'ileabha'in, Ir. suil - eye, with last part of the nameuncertain. (MacLysaght). The third most numerous name in Ireland, traced by MacLysaght especially in Cos. Cork and Kerry. In Newfoundland: John Sullivan of Chapel Cove, 1824 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Daniel Sullivan, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Sullivan, planter of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Miss Sullivan, school teacher of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Timothy Sullivan, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Timothy Sullivan, fisherman of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Daniel Sullivan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Sullivan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Sullivan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Widespread
TRACEY: a surname in England and Ireland, in England from the French place names Tracy-Bocage or Tracy-sur-Mer (Calvados); in Ireland (O) Tracey, Treacy, O Treasaigh, Ir. treasach - warlike. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght as fairly numerous in every province. In Newfoundland: Matthew Treacey, fisherman of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
WALL: a surname of England and Ireland, in England and Old English weall- (dwelller by the town, sea, or ruined Roman) wall or in the West Midlands dialect area where walle is for welle- (dweller by the)spring or stream; in Ireland for the Norman surname de Valle gaelicized as de Bhal. (Reaney , Cottle, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Derbyshire, Durham, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Somerset and Worcestershire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Limerick and Connacht. In Newfoundland: Garrett, granted land at Chapels Cove Pond 1859 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Lands) Michael Wall, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Wall, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Wall, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Widespread
WALSH: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland from Old English woelisc, Middle English walsche - foreigner (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght) See also Wallace, Wallis, Welsh. Traced by Guppy in Lancashire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght as the fourth numerous of Irish surnames. In Newfoundland: Philip Walsh, of Chapels Cove, 1766 (CO 199.18) Philip Walsh, of Chapels Cove, 1766 (CO 199.18); Patrick Walsh, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Walsh, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) William Walsh, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Walsh, planter of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Walsh, planter of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Walsh, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Walsh, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Walter Walsh, farmer of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Walsh, fisherman of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Walter Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Denis Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of Denis Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Walsh, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread in all districts
WHELAN: a surname of Ireland, with a variant WHALEN, (O) Whelan, Ó Faoldin, Ir. faol - wolf, a variant of PHELAN, or sometimes an abbreviation of Whelehan, or occasionally a synonym of Hyland. Whalen is recorded by E.C. Smith but not by MacLysaght. MacLysaght found Whelan numerous in the country between Cos. Wexford, Tipperary and Wexford, and rare in Ulster. In Newfoundland: Philip Whelan, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) John Whelan, of Chapels Cove, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Whelan, planter of Chapels Cove, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) David Whelan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Whelan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Whelan, farmer of Chapels Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Whelan, fisherman of Chapel's Cove, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Whalen, widespread, especially at St. John's, Whelan, widespread, especially at St. John's, Colliers and Bauline.
WOODFORD: a surname of England and Scotland from the English place name Woodford in 10 Countries or the Scots place name in Roxburgshire, or dweller by the ford in the wood. In Newfoundland: Edmond Woodford, fisherman of Chapel Cove, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern Status: scattered, especially in Harbor Main and St. John's

 

 

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