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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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Bailey , Baker, Barnes, Barrett, Barron, Brennan, Brick, Brown(e), Bungay, Butler, Cahill, Calla(g)han, Cantwell, Chancey, Cleary, Coady, Connolly, Connors, Conran, Corbett, Costello, Costigan, Curran, Dalton, Delaney, Devere(a)ux, Dobbin, Donnelly, Donovan, Doyle, Driscoll, Drohan, English , Enon, Ezekiel, Fahey, Fardy, Fewer, Finn, Flynn, Fortune, Furey, Gorman, Grace, Gushue, Hannan, Hanlon, Hartery, Hayden, Healey, Heffernan, Hickey, Hicks, Hogan, Holden, Joy, Kearney, Keating, Keefe, Kehoe, Kelly, Kennedy, Knowland, LaCour(e), Lamb(e), Landrigan, Lannon, Lawrence, MacDonnell, M(a)cDonald, McMurdo, Marshall, Mason, Matthews, Meaney, Mercer, Merner, Moore(s), Mullowney, Murphy, Murray

 

 
 

 

BAILEY:


	a surname of England,  Scotland,  Ireland  and the Channel Islands from the 
	term  baillie,  now obsolete in England, but still used in Scotland of a chief 
	magistrate, a sheriff and an alderman;   or from the English place name Bailey

	(Lancashire).   (Reaney,  Black,  Turk).    Guppy found Bailey widespread, 
	and especially in  Hampshire, Staffordshire and Oxfordshire;  he notes that 
	Bayly is a rare form,  mostly found in Cheshire, Staffordshire and Sussex, 
	and that Baillie is scattered in Scotand .  MacLysaght found Bailey  
	Baillie numerous in all provinces except Connacht.


 		In Newfoundland:  	


		Family tradition 
			John from Ireland settled at Harbour Main, about  1860  
			(MUN Folklore)

			
		Modern Status:		
			widespread


BAKER: a surname of England, Ireland and Guersney (Channel Islands) from the Old English occuptional name bucere - baker. (Reaney, Turk). Guppy found the name widespread in England, especially in Monmouth, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. It is also widespread in Devon (Matthews) and in Ireland (MasLysaght). BAXTER (formerly in St. John's, Electors 1955) from Old English bxcestre, the feminine of bxcers is found mainly in East Anglia. In Newfoundland: Guy Baker, of Harbour Main, 1766 (CO 199.18) Modern status: widespread
BARNES: a surname of England, Ireland and Scotland; in England from residence near or work at the barn [s], or from the English place name Barnes (Surry), or son of Barnes; in Ireland as a synonym of BARRON and of (O) Bardon in Co. Wexford; In Scotland from the Scots place name Barnes (Aberdeenshire). See also BEARN[E] S. (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght). Guppy found the name widespread especially in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset, Cumberland and Westmorland; Spiegelhalter and Matthews in Devon; MacLysaght "in small numbers in all provinces." In Newfoundland: Isaac Barnes, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Barron of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Nov, 1884 Robert Barnes of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Jan 1885 James Barnes, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 McAlpine's Directory) Robert Barnes, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Barnes, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Scattered
BARRETT: a surname of England, Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands), from Old French barat, Middle English bar (r) at, bar (r) et (te) - traffice, commerce, deceptifraud, contention, strife, " from any of which a nickname could arise", or Old French barrette - (maker of) cap (s), bonnet (s). (Reaney, MacLysaght, Turk). Guppy found Barratt, Barrett widespread, with Barrett the usual form; MacLysaght found Barrett in Co. Cork and the Mayo-Galway area. In Newfoundland: John Barrett, of Harbour Main, 1803 (CO 199.18) Modern Status: widespread
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 titlapplied 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, planter and farmer of Hr. Main, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Modern Status: widespread, especially at Holyrood
BRENNAN: a surname of England and Ireland, in England " ' Burn hand ', a nickname for the official who carried out the harsh punishment of medievel law"; In Ireland (O) Brennan, O' Braondin, Ir. braon - ? sorrow, or for (O) Brannan, O' Branain, or (Mac) Brannan, Mac Branain, Ir. bran - raven. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Ossory and Cos. Galway, Kerry, Meath, Fermanagh and Roscommon. In Newfoundland: Family tradition John Brenan, fined in court at Harbour Main for being a Roman Catholic and servant to Michael Katon, 1755 (MUN Hist). Modern Status: widespread
BRICK: Brick was not picked up by Seary, as a surname of the Island of Newfoundland, however, there were Brick's in the Hr. Main district as far back as the 1864-65 Hutchinson's Directory. Where This name came from is not know, some say it derived from a mis-spelling of the name BUCK, But this is not know for sure. John and Philip do not show up in any of the directories for this area And John, Sr, does not show up in anything other than the Hr. Main parish records as having children. The marriage would have taken place in the Brigus Parish as well, it seems that some of the children Were baptized there. Mrs. Brick shows in the 1864 directory, but dosen't state her as being a widow. Some members of the family were still there as late as 1904 (directory). Where they went From here is unknown. SO IF ANYONE HAS THIS SURNAME IN THEIR TREE, I WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM THEM AS THEY ARE IN MY TREE AS WELL. In Newfoundland: John, son of John Brick & Johannah Gorman born at Hr. Main, Dec 1857 Bridget, dau of John Brick & Johannah Gorman born at Hr. Main Jan, 1860 Philip, son of John Brick & Johannah Gorman born at Hr. Main May 1862 Mrs. John Brick, way-office keeper, of Hr. Main, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Mrs. John Brick, way-office keeper of Hr. Main, 1871 (Lovell's General) (Mrs. Brick was not picked up on the Lovell's for Hr. Main, but is on the Lovell's General Listings). Johanna Brick of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main parish, Jan 10, 1871 Mary Brick of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main parish, Nov 27, 1876 Margaret Brick of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main parish, Feb 03, 1879 Bridget Brick of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main parish, April 23, 1893 John Brick, mail carrier of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Brick, tinsmith of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Mrs. Michael Brick, postmistress of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Brick, postmaster of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Brick, tinsmith of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) William Brick, mail carrier of Hr. Main, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory Patrick Brick, tinsmith of Hr. Main, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Hr. Main and St. John's Contributors Note: John Brick shows up in St. John's on the 1904 directory as a blacksmith living at 14 Brine
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: William Brown ? of Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 194.12) Modern Status: Brown - widespread Browne - St. John's
BUNGAY: a surname of England, from the English place name Bungay (Suffolk). (Bardsley). In Newfoundland: Family Tradition Bungay, ? a Frenchman, was a early settler at Harbour Main, before 1750 (MUN Hist.). Modern Status: rare
BUTLER: a surname of England and Ireland, from Old French bouteillier - servant in charge of the wine-cellar, usually the head servant. "In some early examples, an officer of high rank nominally connected with the supply and importation of wine". (Reany). Later examples may be for Bottler - maker of (leather) bottles. Guppy found Butler widespread. Spiegelhalter traced it in Devon. MacLysaght found it widespread in all provinces except Ulster. Black comments that Butler appears to have been ousted in Scotland by SPENCE. In Newfoundland: Pearce Buttler, of ? Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 194. 12) Modern Status: widespread
CAHILL: a surname of Ireland, O Cathail, "The personal name Cathal, now generally made Charles, means valour" (MasLysaght). MacLysaght traced (O) Cahill in Cos. Clare, Kerry and Tipperary, Mac Cahill mainly in Cos. Donegal and Cavan. In Newfoundland: William Cahill, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) William Cahill, planter of Harbour Main, (18-64-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Modern Status: scattered
CALLA(G)HAN: surnames of Ireland, (O) Callaghan, O' Ceallachain, ? from Ir. Ceallac-strife. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in the form (O) Callaghan, in Cos. Cork and Clare. In Newfoundland: Derby Kallagan, of Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 194.12) Modern Status: scattered
CANTWELL: a surname of England and Ireland, from the English place name Kentwell (Suffolk), in Ireland " completely hibernicized from the twelfth century (MacLysaght). (bardsley, Ekwall, MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: Modern Status: especially in St. John's and Harbour Main
CHANCEY: a surname of England, a variant of Chaunc (e) y, ? from a French place name Chancay, Chance or Chancey. Of Chauncay as a baptismal name, Withycombe writes: "it was the name of the 2nd president of Harvard, Charles Chauncey (1592 - 1672), some of whose pupils gave it to their children as a christian name, whence it has gradually come into general use as a christian name in the USA." (Withcombe, Bardsley, Dauzat Noms de Lieux). Traced by Matthews in Dorset. In Newfoundland: John, fined in court at Harbour Main for being a Roman Catholic sevant to Michael Katen, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: At St John's.
CLEARY: a surname of Ireland, (O) Cle(a)ry, O` Cleirigh, Ir. Cleireach - clerk. See CLARK(E). (MacLsaght). Traced by MacLsaght formerly In Donegal, at the present time in Munster and Dublin. In Newfoundland: Mary Clary, of Harbour Main, 1838 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Edmund Cleary, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Edward Cleary, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Edmund Cleary, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Honora Cleary of Hr. Main died June 1885 (B-12 Avondale Cemetery) John Cleary married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1885 Grace Cleary of Hr. Main died April 1892 (B-12 Avondale Cemetery) John Cleary, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Cleary, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Cleary, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
COADY: a variant of the surname of Ireland Cody, Mac Oda, "A Gaelic patronymic assumed by the Archdeacon famliy who are in Co. Kilkenny since the 13th century" (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: John, servant of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) Patrick Cody, carpenter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Widespread
CONNOLLY: a surname of Ireland, O Conghaile (Connacht, Monaghan) , O Coingheallaigh (Munster). Connelly is the spelling in Co. Galway. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght found Connolly widespread. In Newfoundland: Thomas Conely, sevant of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered
CONNORS: O'Connors, surnames of Ireland, O Conchobhiar. Maclysaght comments that in Ireland, "the prefix O, formerly widely discarded, Has been generally resumed. Similary the varivant Connors has become O'Connor again." Widespead in Ireland, esecially in Co. Kerry. In Newfoundland: James Connors of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered
CONRAN: a surname of Ireland, also occurring in the form (O) Condron, O Conarain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLsaght especially in Leinster. In Newfoundland: Conran, from CO. Wexford, settled in or near Harbour Main, in the early 19th century (MUN Folklore) Nicholas Conran, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Michael Coran, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Michael Connoran, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas Connoran, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Connoran, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Conran, fisherman of Hr. Main, 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: Patrick Corbet, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Modern status: Scattered especially at Chapel Cove and 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: Darby, of Harbour Main, 1755 (Devine and O'Mara) Timothy Costelloe, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Marten Costelloe, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Daniel Costelow, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Daniel Costelow Junior of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Costelow, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Timothy Costelow, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Daniel Costelow, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Costelow, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Costelow, fisherman of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Timothy Costelow, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Daniel Costello, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Costelloe , fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Costelloe, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Costelloe, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Costelloe, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Costelloe, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Costelloe, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Costelloe, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Especially in the Harbour Main and Ferryland districts.
COSTIGAN: a surname of Ireland, MacOisigin "and corruptly Mac Costagian. Woulfe says Oistigin comes from the English name Roger, pet from Hodgkin" (MacLysaght, Withycombe). See Hodge. Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Leix. In Newfoundland: Vincent Costigan, of Habour Main, (1835 Voters List) Vincent, of Harbour Main, 1838, of Cats Cove (now Conception Harbour) 1843 (Newfoundlander 27 Sep 1838, 6 Apr 1843. Vincent Costigan buried at Irish Cemetery Hr. Main died Mar, 1884 at age 54 yrs Thomas Costigan, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Costigan married at Hr. Main Parish, Oct 1861 Thomas Costigan married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1866 Thomas Costigan, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Vincent Costigan married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1874 Jean Costigan married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1875 Thomas Costigan died Dec 1882, age 69 (Avondale Cemetery - B 9) Ellen Costigan died May 1896, age 21 (Avondale Cemetery B 9) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Logy Bay and Harbour Main.
CURRAN: a surname of Ireland, Currane in Co. Kerry, O Corrain, but also for (Mac)Curreen, Curren, Mac Corraidhin and (O) Curreen, Currin, O Cuirin. (MacLysaght). See also CAREEN. MacLysaght found (O) Curran "now numerous in all the provinces." In Newfoundland: Michael Currain, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Ann Curran of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1859 Matthew Curren, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Curran, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) William Curran, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Martin Curran of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, Nov 1868 Matthew Curran, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Curran, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory Matthew Curran, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory Modern status: Scattered
DALTON: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, in England from the English place name Dalton (Durham, Lancashire, Northhumberland, Westmorland and Yorkshire), or (dweller or worker at the) farm in the dale; in Scotland probably from Dalton (Northumberland); in Ireland it was formerly D'Alton, de Dalatun, an Anglo-Norman family, or a variant of Dalton, Daughton, that is, d'Auton, also of Anglo-Norman origin. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire; by Matthews in Hampshire, Devon and Cork; and by MacLysaght in Cos. Clare, Westmeath and Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: John Dalton, a farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Dalton of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1871 James Dalton of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1879 Richard Dalton, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Dalton, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 McAlpine's Directory Modern status: Widespread
DELANEY: a surname of Ireland (O) Delaney, O Dubhshlainne, Ir. Dubh - black, Slaine - ? the river Slaney. "The prefix O has been almost completely discarded in the anglicized form of the name" (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Leix and Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: Elizabeth Delany alias Kenedy, of Harbour Main, 1811 (Nfld Archives BRC) Modern status: Widespread.
DEVERE(A)UX: surnames of England and Ireland, from the French place name Evreux (Eure). (Reaney, Cottle). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Wexford and as Devery and Deverill in Cos. Leix and Offaly. In Newfoundland: John Devereaux, of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Avondale.
DOBBIN: a surname of England and Ireland, a diminutive of Dobb, itself a diminutive of the baptismal name Robert,as also in Rob and Robin. See ROBERTS and also DOBSON. (reaney, Bardsley, Cottle, MacLysaght). Of its occurrence in Ireland, MacLysaght comments: "Families of the name were associated with Co. Kilkenny and the city of Waterford from the 14th century. The name has also been continuosly in Co. Antrim, the families in question being unrelated. It is now much more numerous in Ulster than in the south." In Newfoundland: Thomas Dobbin, of Harbour Main, 1801 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Scattered.
DONNELLY: a variant of the surname of Ireland (O) Donnelly, O Donnghaile, Ir. donn - brown, gal - valour. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Tyrone. In Newfoundland: Martin Domilly, servant of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist). George Donnelly, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Sarah Donnelly of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1868 George Donnelly, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Donnelly of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1871 Johannah Donnelly of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1878 Catherine Donnelly of Hr. Main died, age 40 yrs, 1899 (Avondale Cemetery A-10) John Donnelly, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Donnelly, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
DONOVAN: a surname of Ireland (O)Donovan, O Donnabhain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght originally in Co. Limerick, later in Cos, Cork and Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: Cornelius,of Harbour Main, 1756 © 199.18) Modern status: Scattered
DOYLE: a surname of Ireland, (O) Doyle, O Dubhghaill, Ir. dubh - black, gall - foreigner, of Norse origin. (Reaney, MacLysaght). MacLysaght describes (O) Doyle as one of the most numerous nams in Leinster, In Newfoundland: Dennis Doyle, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) David Doyle, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Dennis Doyle, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) David Doyle, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Dennis Doyle, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Widespread, especially in Avondale, Widespread in 1871 (Lovell's Directory)
DRISCOLL: (O)Driscoll, surnames of Ireland,O hEidersceoil, Ir.eidirsceol - intermediary, interpreter, later O Drisceoil. (MacLysaght, Cottle). "The name is very numerous in Co. Cork but not elsewhere." (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Cornelius Driscol, of Harbour Main, 1801 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Modern status: Scattered
DROHAN: a surname of Ireland, (O) Dro(g)han, ODruachain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght originally in Co. Cork, later in Cos. Waterford, Kilkenny and Wexford. In Newfoundland: Michael, of Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 199.18) Modern status: In the St Mary's district (Electors 1955)
ENGLISH: a surname of England and the Channel Island, also Scotland and Ireland, from Old English -Englisc- English. "formerly referring to Angles (See ENGLAND) as opposed to Saxons, but by surname times denoting an Englishman living among Borderers (Welsh, Strachclyde Welsh, Scots), or in the Old Scandinavian areas of the north, or in intensely normanized districts; or one who had returned from being so nicknamed in France or elsewhere" (Cottle). (Reaney, Cottle, Turk). Traced by Guppy in Durham, Linclonshire, Norfolk and Northumberland; and by MacLysaght in Co. Limerick since the 13th century "and completely hibernicized." In Newfoundland: Allen, boatkeeper of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered
ENON: ? a variant of the surname of England Eno, a pet - form of the German personal name Eginhard containing the elements awe and hard, or of the surnames of Ireland Ennos, Enos, etc. earlier forms of ENNIS. (E.C. Smith). In Newfoundland: Philip Eno (e) or Enough, of Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 194.12, 199.18). Thomas Eno of Hr. Main sold Lot # 308 to Peter Ezekiel, 1802. Modern status: Unique, at Chamberlains
EZEKIEL: a baptismal name and surname of England, from the Hebrew - May God strengthen, the name of one of the major prophets. The surname was borne by a Jewish family of Devon, the best-known members of which were Abraham (1757 - 1806) minature-painter and scientific optian, and Solomon (1781 - 1867), writer. (Whithcombe, DNB). In Newfoundland: Family tradition;, from Exeter, settled at Harbour Main in the late 18th century (MUN Folklore). Peter, of Harbour Main, 1794 (CO 199.18) Peter Ezekiel Senior, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Peter Ezekiel Junior, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Thomas Ezekiel, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Mrs. O. Ezekiel, shopkeeper of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Peter Ezekiel, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Peter Ezekiel Junior, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Ezekiel, planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Ezekiel, sailmaker and planter of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Ezekiel, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Ezekiel, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Ezekiel, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Ezekiel, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Ezekiel, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Samuel Ezekiel, fisherman of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Ezekiel, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered especially at Harbour Main and Corner Brook.
FAHEY: a variant of surnames of Ireland (O) Fahy, Faghy, OFathaigh, Ir. Fothadh - foundation. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Galway. In Newfoundland: Patrick, of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) James Fahy, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Edward Fahy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Fahy, farmer of Harbour Main, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Edwin Fahey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edw Fahey, farmer of S.S. Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine'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: Lawrence Fardy, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) Mortimer Fardy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov, 1862 Margaret Fardy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan, 1865 Lawrence Fardy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Morimer Fardy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Fardy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1870 Lawrence Fardy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Jan, 1889 Rachel Fardy of Hr. Main died 1876, age 73, mother of Mortimer (Avondale Cemetery - B 15) Mortimer Fardy of Hr. Main died May 1904, age 73 (Avondale Cemetery - B15) Modern status: Widespread
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: Edmund Fewer, of Harbour Main, (1835 Voters List) John Fewer, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Fewer, blacksmith of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Fewer, blacksmith of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
FINN: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland; in England and Scotland from the Old English and Old Scandinavian personal name Fin(n)(r) - the Finn; in Ireland (O)Finn, (O)Finn, Ir. Fionn - fair. (Reaney, Black, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Kent and by MacLysaght in Cos. Monagahn, Sligo and Cork. In Newfoundland: Early instances: Robert, of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) 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: Edmund Flynn, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Flynn, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Flinn, of Harbour Main, 1839 (NFLD. Archives BRC) Sarah Flynn of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, June, 1869 Daniel Flinn, farmer of Broad Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Flinn farmer of Broad Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Dennis Flynn, farmer of Broad Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Flynn of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Nov 1871 Nicholas Flynn (?1857-?1927), from Harbour Main, settled at West Bay (Port-au-Port district) about 1887 (MUN Geog.) Annie Flynn of Hr. Main died April 1892, age 57 (Avondale Cemetery - A 14) Daniel Flynn of Hr. Main died Feb 1895, age 61 (Avondale Cemetery - A 14) James Flynn, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Flynn, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Flynn, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Flynn, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Flynn, widespread, O' Flynn rare.
FORTUNE: a surname of England, Ireland and Scotland, in England from the English place name Fordton ( Devon), in Ireland as (O)Fortune, Forty, O Foirtcheirn - overlord, in Scotland from the Scots place name Fortune (now East and West Fortune) (East Lothian). (Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght, Black. Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon, by MacLysaght in Co. Wexford, and by Black in the Lothians and Fife. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Harbour Main, 1675 (CO 1) Modern status: Scattered
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: -----, from Jersey (Channel Islands), settled at Harbour Main in 1750 (MUN Hist.), -----, from Ireland, settled at Harbour Main about 1700 (MUN Folklore). William Fury, of Harbour Main, 1784 (CO 199.18) George Flurey, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) James Flurey, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Charles Flurey, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Charles Furey, merchant of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Furey, Senior planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Furey, shopkeeper of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory Charles Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Furey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Furey, fisherman of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Furey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Furey, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) 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: Thomas Gorman, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Simon Gorman, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Gorman, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Gorman, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Gorman, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Gorman, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Gorman, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Gorman Senior,carpenter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Gorman, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Simon Gorman, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Simon, of Harbour Main, 1871 (CO 199.18) Edward Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Gorman, fisherman of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Simon Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Walter Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Gorman, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Gorman, scattered. O'Gorman, rare
GRACE: a surname of England and Ireland, from Old French, gras - fat, or from Old French, Middle English grace - a pleasing quality, hence attractive, charming, or from Old English grxs - grass, pasture, hence a grazier, of from a personal name from Old German gresja - gray, latinized as Gratia and associated with Old French grace. (Reaney, Cottle). Traced by Guppy in Buckinghamshire and Lancashire, by Spiegelgalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Co. Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: Edmund Grace, of Harbour Main - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Grace, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Grace, farmer of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) John Grace, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Grace, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
GUSHUE: a Newfoundland variant of the surname of France and Jersey (Channel Islands), Guizot, probably in its Breton from Guiziou, a diminutive of the baptismal name Guy (See GUY). (Dauzat). In Newfoundland: John Gucho, servant of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered, especially in the Harbour Main district at Bacon Cove.
HANNAN: HANAMES, HANNAM, HAHMAN, HANNEM, surnames of England, from the English place name Hanham (Gloucestershire), but possibly confused with HAMEN, HANLON and HANNON. (Spiegelhalter). Spiegelhalter traced Hanham and Hannan in Devon. In Newfoundland: Edward Hannon, of Harbour Main - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) Edward Hannan of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish , Nov 1857 Mary Ann Hannon of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Dec, 1860 Bridget Hannon of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, Jan 1861 Peter Hannan, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Hannan, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hannon of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1868 Edward Hannin, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Peter Hannin, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Hannin, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Edward Hannan of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1873 Edward Hannon, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Hannon, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Hannon, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Hannon, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward of Peter Hannon, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Hannon, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
HANLON: surnames of Ireland, (O) Hanlon, O hAnluain, ? Ir. luan - champion. (MacLysaght). See also HANHAM. Traced by MacLysaght in Ulster and west Munster. In Newfoundland: Early instances: Michael Hanlen, servant of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist. ) Modern status: scattered
HARTERY: a variant of the surname of Ireland, (O) Hartry, O hAirtri. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght originally in Connacht, now in Cos, Waterford and south Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Michael Hatery, of Harbour Main, 1788 (CO 199.18). Modern status: Scattered.
HAYDEN: HAYDON, surnames of England, Hayden or Headon of Ireland; in England from a common English place name Haydon, in Ireland (O) Hayden, O hEieain. (Cottle. MacLysaght). Guppy traced Hayden and Haydon in Devon and Hertfordshire; MacLysaght traced (O) Hayden in Co. Carlow. In Newfoundland: Don Haden, servant of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Hayden, scattered. Haydon, unique.
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: Pearce Healy, servant of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) Philip Healy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1866 John Healy of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1879 Stephen Healey died at Boston, May 1895, age 31 (Avondale Cemetery - B 15) Modern status: Healey, scattered, Healy, rare.
HEFFERNAN: a surname of Ireland, (O) Heffernan, O hIfearnain. (MacLysaght). See also HEFFERMAN, HEFFERAN.Traced by MacLysaght on the Limerick Tipperary border. In Newfoundland: John, of Habour Main, 1797 (CO 199.18) Modern status: At St John's
HICKEY: a surname of Ireland, (O) Hickey, O hIcidhe, Ir. iceadh- healer. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Harbour Main, 1783 (CO 199.18) John Hickey, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Hickey of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1862 Michael Hickey of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish. Nov 1863 Patrick Hickey, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hickey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Hickey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Hickey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Hickey, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Margaret Hickey of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1873 Lucy Hickey of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1876 Patrick Hickey Sr. and Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of Thomas Hickey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John of John Hickey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Hickey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Stephen Hickey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Hickey, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
HICKS: a surname of England and the Channel Islands, - son of Hick (Richard) (See RICHARDS). (Reaney, Turk). Traced by Guppy in Berkshire, Devon, Durham, Essex, Somerset, Suffolk and Yorkshire,and especially in Cornwall. In Newfoundland: John, of Harbour Main, 1764, of Chapel's Cove (Conception B.), 1791 (CO 199.18) William Hicks, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Joseph Hicks, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Hicks, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Joseph Hicks, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Hicks, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Joseph Hicks, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Hicks, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory Bernard Hicks, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Hicks, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Hicks, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
HOGAN: a surname of Ireland, (O) Hogan, O hOgain, Ir. og - young. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Cork and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Patrick, of Harbour Main, 1779 (MUN Hist.) Modern status: Scattered
HOLDEN: a surname of England and Ireland, from the English place name Holden (Lancashire, Yorkshire WR) or Old English holh, denu - (dweller in the) hollow valey; in Ireland also for Howlin, a Breton diminutive of Hugo (See HUE). (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire WR, and by MacLysaght in Cos. Kilkenny and Wexford. In Newfoundland: R.S. Holden, farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William J.P. Holden, merchant of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Holden, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Holden, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Catherine Holden of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, Nov 1879 Alice Josephine Holden died at Hr. Main, 1889, wife of Wm. V. Holden (Avondale Cemetery - B14) Gerald Holden died Sept 1890, age 3 mos. (Avondale Cemetery - B 14) Bridie Holden died 1891, age 6 yrs (Avondale Cemetery - B 14) Wm V. Holden, general dealer of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm. V. Holden, general dealer of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At St John's and Come-by-Chance
JOY: a surname of England and Ireland, from the common noun joy, or from the male and female baptismal names Joie and Joia, or also in Ireland as a variant of JOYCE. (Withycombe, Reany, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Essex, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Connacht and Cos. Kerry and Waterford. In Newfoundland : John, of Harbour Main, 1760 (CO 199.18) John Joy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) William Joy Senior, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) William Joy Junior, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) James Joy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) James Joy Senior, of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John and James Joy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Joy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Joy Senior, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Joy Junior, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Family Tradition; -------, from Harbour Main, settled at Conche about 1850 (MUN Geog.) James Joy, farmers of Ha rbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Joy, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Joy, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Joy, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Joy, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
KEARNEY: CARNEY, surnames of Ireland, (O) Kearney, O Catharaigh - warlike, or O Cearnaigh, Ir. cearnach - victorious. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Meath where it is now often changed to FOX, in Cos. Mayo and Tipperary, and as Carney in Connacht. In Newfoundland: John Kearney, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Kearney, scattered; Carney, unique
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: Micheal, of Harbour Main, 1750 (CO 199.18) Michael Keating of Hr. Main married Martha Gorman of Hr. Main at the Basicila, St. John's, Nov, 1804 Michael Keaton, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Keating, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Paul Keating fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Keating of Hr. Main died March 1902, age 57 at Glace Bay, N.S. (Avondale Cemetery - B13) 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: Thomas Keef, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas, granted land at Harbour Main, 1850 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Land) Thomas O'Keefe, of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Keeffe, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: scattered. O'Keefe, widespread
KEHOE: a surname of England and Ireland, with variants KEO(U)GH also of Ireland; in England "from Caieu, a lost town in the vicinity of Boulongne-sur-Mer (Pas-de-Calais)," in Ireland for (Mac)Keogh, MacEochaidh, (Reaney, MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (Mac) Keogh in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary, Roscommon, Wexford, and usually Kehoe in wicklow. Keough is the Midland form. In Newfoundland: John Keough, of Harbour Main - Ram's Horn, 1835 (Voters List) John Keough fisherman of Hr. Main South side, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kehoe, scattered, Keough, 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: John Kelly, of Harbour Main, murdered 1750 (CO 194.12) Joseph Kelly, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Richard Kelly, farmer of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Kelly, fisherman of Hr. Main , 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Kelly, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) 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: John and James, of Habour Main, 1782 (CO 199.18) James Kennedy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Kennedy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Kennedy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Kennedy, of Harbour Main, (Gallows Cove) 1835 (Voters List) John Kennedy, of Harbour Main, (Gallows Cove) 1835 (Voters List) John Kennedy, of Harbour Main, (Ram's Horns) 1835 (Voters List) Jeremiah Kennedy, Harbour Main, (Ram's Horns) 1835 (Voters List) James Kennedy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Kennedy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Jerimiah Kennedy, Commercial school of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kennedy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kennedy Junior, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Kennedy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Kennedy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Kennedy, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kennedy, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Kennedy, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Kennedy, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
KNOWLAND: a variant of the surname of Ireland, (O) NOLAN or Knowlan, O Nuallain, Ir. nuall - shout. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght as a principal name in Cos. Westmeath and Longford in 1659 and still extant. In Newfoundland: Alice Knowlin, of Harbour Main, 1809 (Nfld. Archives BRC). Modern status: Unique. See also Nolan/Nowlan
LA COUR(E) LE COURE. Variants of the syrname of France, Lacour of Jersey (Channel Islands) , Le Cour - (dweller at the ) court. (Dauzat, Turk). In Newfoundland: Family tradition: ------- LeCour, a French Huguenot, came to Habour Main, via Jersey (Channell Islands) (Mun Hist.) Edward Lacour, of Harbour Main, 1777 (CO 199.18 ) Nicholas Lacour, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Edmund Lacour, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Edward Le Coure, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Le Coure, carpenter of Harbour Main, 1864-65( Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas Le Coure, carpenter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Edmund Lecoure, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lecoure, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Lecoure, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: LaCour, rare at Harbour Main. LeCoure rare.
LAMB(E): a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, from the animal, or a shortened form of the baptismal name Lambert (See LAMBERT), or from an inn sign, or ? in Scotland from an Old Norse personal name Lamb, or also in Ireland from a more than usually absurd pseudotranslation (uan - lamb) or (O) Loan (e), (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy, in Devon by Spiegelhalter, and in Co. Monaghan by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: Margaret, of Harbour Main, 1828 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Modern status: Lamb, especially at St. John's. Lambe, scattered.
LANDRIGAN: LUNDRIGAN, variants of the surnames of Ireland, (O) Lonergan, Londrigan, O Longargain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Early instances: Michael ? Landricon, of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist,) Modern status: Landrigan, rare. Lundrigan, 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: Family tradition: ------, from Kilkenny, Ireland, settled at Harbour Main (MUN Folklore). Keron Lannon, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Catherine Lannon of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Jan 1858 Thomas Lannon of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Jun 1869 Thomas Lannan, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Lannan, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Direcotry) Modern status: Scattered.
LAWRENCE: (or Laurence), a baptismal name and surname of England, Ireland and the Channel Islands, from the Latin Laurentius - of Laurentum (a city), ? ultimately from Latin laurus - bay tree. St.Laurence the Deacon, martyred at Rome in 258, was a favourite saint in the Middle Ages. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Turk). See also REEVE(S). Traced by Guppy especially in the south and west of England, and by MacLysaght in Ireland though "not closely identified wiyh any particular locality," In Newfoundland: John Lawrence, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Lawrence, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Lawrence, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Lawrence, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
MacDONNELL: a surname of Scotland and Ireland, a variant of either MacDONALD of McCONNELL. (Black, MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Antrim, Clare and Fermanagh. In Newfoundland: Richard MacDonnell, dealer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard McDonnell of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Jan 1883 Modern status: Rare
M(a)CDONALD: surnames of Scotland and Ireland and of the Micmacs of Newfoundland, Mac Dhomhnuill - son of Donald, from primitive Celtic *Dubno-walos containing the elements world and mighty, in Old Irish Domnall, in Gaelic Domhnall, Black comments: "Property speaking there is no such surname as Macdonald. MacDhomhnuill means 'son of (a particular) Donald': all other of the name are simply Domhnullach, 'one of the Donalds'."But, as Cottle remarks, "be that as it may, it was the second commonest surname (after SMITH) in Scotland in 1858, dropping to third (after SMITH and BROWN) by 1958…" In Ireland, sometimes a synonym of the Irish MacDONNELL. (Withycombe, Black, Cottle, MacLysaght). See O'DONALD. Traced by Guppy in Inverness-shire. In Newfoundland: Ronald or George MacDonald, of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Patrick MacDonald, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Widespread, especially at Colliers.
McMurdo: This surname was not picked up by Seary in the Names of the Island of Newfoundland, However, there were McMurdo's in Hr. Main as early as 1864. It is not known where Thomas came from, although there is a Thomas McMurdo & Co, Druggists and Chemists in St. John's from 1864 right up through 1904. This could be a son of that Thomas from St. John's. What he was doing in Hr. Main is unknown as the records Has no listing for a marriage or any children born to this man. In Newfoundland: Thomas McMurdo, planter of Hr. Main, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Thomas McMurdo, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas McMurdo, farmer of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas McMurdo, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Hr. Main and St. John's
MARSHALL: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, from Old Frence maresc(h)al etc., "one who tends horses, especially one who treats their diseases; a shoeing smith, a farrier" (OED), or a high officer of state as in Earl Marshal. (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght). Found widespread in England and in central and southren Scotland by Guppy, and widespread but particularly numerous in Ulster by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: Richard, of Harbour Main, 1762 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Widespread
MASON: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, from Old Norman France machun, Old Central Frence macon, masson - mason, or from the English place name Mason (Northumberland). (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Black, Ekwall). In Newfoundland: George, of Harbour Main, 1806 (CO 199.18). John Mason, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) William Mason, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Mason, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) George Mason of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1864 Anne Mason of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1868 Joseph Mason, farmer of Broad Cove (Harbour Main), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Mason, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) George Mason, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Mason, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Avondale and St. John's.
MATTHEWS: a surname of England and Ireland and of the Micmacs of Newfoundland, Matthew, a baptismal name and surname traced by Guppy in Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Suffolk and also as Mathew by MacLysaght in Ireland, Mathews in the Channel Islands. Hebrew Mattathiah - gift of Jehovah, Latin Matthaeus or Matthias. The name was introduced into England by the Normans and from it and its diminutives in both English and French have derived several surnames: MAY(E), MAYO, MACEY, Machin, MAKING, Matthewson, Maycock, MATHESON and many synonym of MacMAHON. (Withycombe, Reaney, MacLysaght, Cottle, Turk). Found widespread by Guppy in the Middle and south and west England especially in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, and by MacLysaght in Ulster and Co. Louth. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Harbour Main, 1783 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Widespread
MEANEY: a surname of Ireland (O) Meany, a Munster form of (O) MOONEY, O Maonaigh, Ir. moenach - dumb or Ir. maonach - wealthy. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Clare and Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: William Meany, of Harbour Main, 1784 (CO 199.18) Michael Meany Senior, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Meany Junior, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) Ellen Meany of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan 1860 John Meaney, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Meany, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Meany, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Mary Ann Meany of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, May 1867 William Meany, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Meany of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish Nov 1871 William Meaney, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Bridget Meaney of Hr. Main died Dec 1898, age 51 (Avondale Cemetery - B 14) Modern status: Scattered, especially in Avondale.
MERCER: a surname of England and Ireland, Old French merc(h)ier - merchant, especially a dealer in silks, velvets and other costly fabrics. (Reaney). Traced by Guppy in Kent and Lancashire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght in Cos. Antrim and Down and as Mercier in Co. Offaly and other midland counties. In Newfoundland: James Mercer, planter of Hr. Main, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) (I believe this to be MERNER) Modern Status: widespread Note: Only listing for this name in the Hr. Main Community
MERNER: ? a Newfoundland variant of the surname of Ireland Mernagh, Meirtneach - dispiriyed. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced Mernagh in Co. Wexford. In Newfoundland: James Merner of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Dec 1860 James Mercer, farmer of Hr. Main, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) James Merner, farmer of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Merner, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Merner, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Placentia (Electors 1955), Harbour Main and St. John's.
MOOR(E)(S): surnames of England MUIR, Mure, Mo(o)r(e), of Scotland, Moore of Ireland, from a personal name More, Old French Maur, Latin Maurus - a Moor or dark as a Moor, swarthy, the name of a 6th centry saint, or from the English place names Moor(e) (Devon), Moore (Cheshire), More (Shropshire), or from Old English mor - (dweller on or near the) moor, march, fen, waste land; in Ireland also for (O) More, O Mordha, Ir. mordha - majestic. (Reaney, Black, MacLysaght, Spiegelhalter). See also MUIR. Guppy found Moore widespread in England and Muir in Ayrshire and Dumfriesshire. MacLysaght found Moore widespread in Ireland but numerous only in Co. Antrim and Dublin. In Newfoundland: William Moores, of Harbour Main, 1746 (CO 199.18). James Moor of Hr. Main married at the Basicila, Oct 1804 James Moore, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) William Moore, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) James Moore, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Moore of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main, Nov 1870 James Moore, planter of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Bridget Moore of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1872 William Moore, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Moore, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Moore, farmer of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) William Moore, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Moore, fisherman of Hr. main, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Moore, widespread, especially at Avondale. Moores, widespread. Moors, in the Twillingate district (Electors 1955)
MULLOWNEY: the Connacht variant of the surname of Ireland (O) Moloney, O Maold-homhnaigh - servant of the church, or (O) Maloughney, O Maolfhactna - devotee of St. Fachtna, or Malumby. (MacLysaght). See MALONEY. MacLysaght traced (O) Moloney in Cos. Tipperary and Clare. In Newfoundland: William and Co., of Harbour Main, 1764 (CO 199.18) William Mullowney, of Harbour Main - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) Betsy Mulloney of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish. Feb 1864 John Mullowney, planter of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Mulloney of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1869 John Mullowney, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Mulloney of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, May 1882 John Mullowney, Sr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Mullowney, Jr., fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Mullowney, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
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: William, of Harbour Main, 1755 (MUN Hist.) Michael Murphy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Murphy, of Harbour Main, 1835 (Voters List) John Murphy, planter and farmer of Harbour Main, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Murphy, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Murphy, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) W.K. Murphy, Agent, Marshall & Rodget of Hr. Main, 1894-87 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
MURRAY: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland generally from the province of Moray, Scotland, but in England also from the English place names Moorhay or Moor(e) - Hayes (Devon), and in Ireland for O'Murry, O Muireadhaigh, MacElmurray or Gilmore, Mac Giolla Mhuire, MacMurray, Mac Muireadhaigh, and (O) Murrihy, O Muirghthe. (Black, Reaney, Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). See also MOREY, MORRY. Traced by Guppy fairly generally in Scotland but rather more numerous south of the Forth and Clyde and in Durham and Northumberland, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Cos. Tyrone, Fermanagh, Clare, MacMurray in Co. Down, O'Murray in Co. Roscommon. In Newfoundland: Mary Murray of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1863 Michael Murry, farmers of Harbour Main, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Edward Murray of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Dec 1879 John Murray of Hr. Main married at Hr. Main Parish, Feb, 1881 Edward Murray, school teacher of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Walter Murray, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory Thomas Marray, fisherman of Hr. Main, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.

 

 

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