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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.

 

 

COMMUNITY OF HOLYROOD:

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AUSTEN , BAKER, BARNES, BARRETT, BARRON, BATTCOCK, BEASON, BENNETT, BESAU, BOLAND, BRIAN(D), BROPHY, BROWN(E), BRYNE, BUCK, BUTLER, BUTTER(S), BYRNE(S), CARROL(L), COADY, COMERFORD, CONNOLLY, COONEY, CORBETT, CRAWLEY, CUNNINGHAM, CURRAN, DEADY, DELAHUNTY, DOYLE, DUFF, DUGGAN, DUNPHY, DWYER, EDDY, EZEKIEL, FARDY, FENNELL, FEWER, FITZGERALD, FLAN(N)IGAN, FLEM(M)ING(S), FLOOD, FLYNN, FOWLER,FRENCH, FUREY, GEARY, HANLEY, HARDING, HARVEY, HAWCO, HEALEY, HENNESSY, HICKEY, HICKS, HINES, HOLDEN, HUNT, JOY, KAVANAGH, KEATING, KEEFE, KELLY, KENNEDY, KERWIN, KIEL(L)(E)Y, KIRBY,LEWIS, LOUGHLIN, MCGRATH, MACKAY, MAHAR, MASON, MILMORE, MOOR(E)(S), MORRISSEY, MULLOWNEY, MURPHY, MURRAY NEAL(E), O'BRIEN, O'DWYER, O'KEEFE, O'KELLY, O'NEIL(L), O'ROURKE, PENDERGAST, PENNELL, PENN(E)Y, PURCELL, QUINLAN, ROURKE, RYAN, SCLATER, SPARROW, TAPLIN, TARGETT, TIMMINS, TOBIN, TURBRETT, VEITCH, WALL, WALSH, WARFORD, WESTERMAN, WHELAN, WILLIAMS, WOODFORD,

 

 
 

 

AUSTEN:			AUSTIN(S), surnames of England, Ireland and Scotland, 
			common diminutive medieval forms of the baptismal name 
			Augustine, held by two saints. In Scotland, Austin may 
			also be an anglicizationof the Gaelic Visdean.(Withycombe, 
			Reaney, MacLysaght, Black). The name is common in the 
			Midlands and south of England: "Austin is the more frequent 
			form, Austen being found mostly in Kent and Dorsetshire" 
			(Guppy). MacLsaght remarks that Austin, on record in 
			Ireland since the early 14th century, "is now fairly 
			numerous but not closely identified with any particular area,"

In Newfoundland:	John Austen of Holyrood - South Side, 
			1835 (Voters List)
			Thomas Austin, of Holyrood - South Side, 
			1835 (Voters List)
			John Austin, blacksmith of Holyrood, 
			1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory)
			John Austin, fisherman of Holyrood, 
			1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Thomas Austin, fisherman of Holyrood, 
			1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory)
			Thomas Austin, jun, fisherman of Holyrood, 
			1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory)
			John Austin, fisherman of Holyrood, 
			1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory)

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: Richard Baker of Holyrood, 1804 (CO 199.18) Richard Baker, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) 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, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) James Barnes, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status:
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, deception, fraud, 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 Holyrood, 1794 (CO 199.18) John Barrott, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Roger Barrott, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) George Barrett and Brothers, planter of Holyrood (south side), 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) George Barrett, planter of Holyrood (south side), 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Barrett, planter of Holyrood (south side), 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Barrett, planter of Holyrood (south side), 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood (south side), 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) George Barrett, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Barrett, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) R. John Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Daniel Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Rody Barrett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) 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 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: James Barron, of Holyrood, (North Side) 1835 (Voters List) James Barron, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Lawrence Barron, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Stephen Barron, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Barrow, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Barren, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Barren, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence Barren, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Barren, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: widespread Holyrood
BATTCOCK: a surname of England, a petform of Bartholomew. See BADCOCK, with which confusion is not unlikely. Traced by Reaney Notes in Devon as Batecock in 1339. In Newfoundland: Father Gregory Battcock, first parish priest of Holyrood (1883-1891) Modern Status: Battcock, rare; Badcock widespread
BEASON: a surname of England of un-ascertained meaning; with BEESO, BESON, ? variants of the French (Normandy) and Channel Islands (Guersney and Jersey) surname BISSON - (dweller in the) bush, bushy country, or a sellar of bisse - very fine linen (Dauzat, Turk). In Newfoundland: SEE BESAU BELOW FOR ENTRIES Modern Status: Besso at Holyrood (Electors 1955), Besso at Bell Island (Electors 1955)
BENNETT: a surname of England, Ireland, Scotland, Bennet of Jersey (Channel Islands), from the Old French Beneit, Bebeoit, Latin Benedictus - blessed, " a common christian name from the 12th century." (Reaney, Turk) Guppy found Bennett widespread in England (with Bennetts in Cornwall). Bennet is the common form in Scotland (Black) and in the north of England (Cottle). In Ireland, Bennett has been prominent in Kilkenny and adjacent countries since the 14th century. In Newfoundland: James Bennett, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) John Bennett, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Mrs. Frances Bennett, of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Bennett, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Bennett, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) James Bennett, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Bennett, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Bennett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Bennett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: widespread
BESAU: BESAW, BESSEY, BESSO, Newfoundland variants of the French surnames, Bes', Bessey, Besseau etc. - (dweller by the) plantation of birch - trees, or confused with BEASON, BESON. (Dauzat). Bessey may also be a surname of England. In Newfoundland: Francis Bes(s)on, of Holyrood, 1792 (CO 199.18) 1835 (Voters List) Michael Beeson, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Edmund Beeson, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Edward Bessu, jun, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Bessu, sen, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Francis Bessu, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Bessu, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Bessu, jun, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Beeso, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Beeso, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Beeso, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Beeso, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Besan, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Francis Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Besan, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Besan, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Besan, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Garrett Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Besan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: scattered, with Besau on Bell Island and Beso at Holyrood.
BOLAND: a surname of Ireland (O) Bolan (d), O' Beollain, formed from a Norse personal name, with "The addition of the D at the end of the name....an anglicized affectation of the French family names Bol (l) and, Bouland containing the elements boll - friend, brother and land - country; or as Bol (l) and from the English place name Bowland (pronounced Bolland)(Lancashire). (Dauzat, Bardsley, Ekwall). There may possibly be confusion with BULLEN. Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Connacht and Clare and by Barsley in Lancashire and neighbouring countries. In Newfoundland: James Boldin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Boldin, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Boldin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Boland, farmer, of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) David Baldwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) David Boland, laborer of Holyrood, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Boland - widespread; Bowland at St. John's (Electors 1955)
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: Terance Bryan, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Bartholemew Bryan, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Bartholomew Brien, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) George Brien, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Brien, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Brien, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Brien, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Terence O'Brien, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Brien, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Terence Brien, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern Status: O'Brien - widespread especially at Bell Island and Topsail
BROPHY: a surname of Ireland O' Broithe, of obscure origin. Traced by MacLysaght in mid-Leinster. In Newfoundland: Michael Brophy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Brophy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Brophy Senior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Brophy Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Brophy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Brophy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Brophy, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Brophy, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Brophy, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Brophy, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Brophy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: especially at Harbour Main district
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: Nicholas Brown, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) James Brown, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Brown, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Browne, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Brown, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Modern Status: Brown - widespread; Browne - St. John's
BRYNE: or Brine, ? variant of BRIAN, BRIEN, etc. and BYRNE. Guppy traced Brine in Dorset, Matthews also in Devon. In Newfoundland: SEE BRIAN ABOVE FOR ENTRIES Modern Status: Brine at Catalina, but elsewhere apparently replaced especially by Brien
BUCK: a surname of England and Scotland, from Old English bucca - he-goat or bucc - stag, a nickname, or for a dealer in vension or a goat-herd, or from Old English boc - (dweller by the) beachtree (Reaney, Cottle, Black). Traced by Guppy in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Nottinghamshire; by Speigelhalter in Devon and by Matthews also in Dorset. In Newfoundland: Nicholas Buck, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Modern Status: rare at Conception Harbour
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: Maurice Butler, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Edward Butler, dealer of Holyrood (south side), (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Edward Butler, farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Edmond Butler, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Butler, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: widespread
BUTTER(S): a surname of England and Scotland, from Middle English botor - bittern, "noted for its 'boom' in the breeding season", or keeper of the buttery, or from Old English butere - (maker of or dealer in) butter, (Reaney), or from the English place name Bottor (Devon); or, in Scotland, also from the Scots place name Buttergask (Perthshire). (Reaney, Black, Spiegelhalter) Butters was traced by Guppy in Lincolnshire, Butter by Spiegelhalter in Devon, Buttar, Butter (s) by Black in Fife and Perthshire. In Newfoundland: John Butter, of Holyrood, 1853 (DPHW 64B) (shows in Hr. Grace 1877) Modern Status: scattered
BYRNE(S): surnames of England and Ireland, O'Broin, Ir. bran - raven. See also BRIAN, BURNS, BRYNE. (MacLysaght). "Byrne is now one of the most numerous names in Ireland" (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co.Wicklow and by Matthews in Devon. In Newfoundland: John Byrne, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) John Byrne,fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Byrne,fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Mrs. Byrne, boarding house of Holyrood (south side), (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Byrne, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Peter Byrne, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Byrne, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Byrne, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Peter Byrne, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Byrne, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Byrne, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Byrne, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Byrne, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Byrne, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Byrne, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Byrne, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: widespread
CARROL(L)CARROL(L): surnames of Ireland, either (Mac)Carroll, Mac Carbhaill, or (O)Carroll, O Cearbhaill. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced (Mac)Carroll in Leinster and Ulster. (O)Carroll in Cos. Kilkenny, Louth and Offaly. In Newfoundland: James Carroll, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Carroll of Holyrood married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1877 James Carroll of Holyrood married at Hr. Main Parish, Jan, 1881 Sarah Carroll of Holyrood married at Hr. Main Parish, Nov 1883 James Carrall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Carroll, joiner of Holyrood, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) William Carroll, laborer of Holyrood, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory James Carroll, general dealer of Holyrood, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Carrol, rare and scattered. Carroll, widespread.
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: Michael Cody, of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Cody, of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Coady, general dealer of Holyrood, 1904 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
COMERFORD: a surname of England and Ireland, ? from the English place names Comberford (Straffordshire) or Comford (Cornwall), or for the Irish surname Cumiskey, or a variant of the English surname Comfort. (Ekwall, MacLysaght, E.C. Smith). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Kilkenny, Cavan and Longford, "prominent in Ireland since 1210" (MacLysaght). In Newfoundland: Thomas Cumford, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Cemeford, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Rare.
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 Connelly, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Modern status: Scattered
COONEY: a surname of Ireland, O Cuana, ? Ir. Cuan - elegant. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght found Cooney "fairly numerous in all the Provinces except Ulster". In Newfoundland: Edward Coony, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
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 Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Corbett, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Corbett, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Corbett, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, Chapels Cove, Holyrood.
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: John Crawley, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) John Crawley, road surveyor and hotel keeper of Holyrood (south side), (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Crawley Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Crawley, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Crawley, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Crawley, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John P. Crawley, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Holyrood.
CUNNINGHAM: a surname of Scotland and Ireland, with many variants, from the Scots place name Cunningham (Ayrshire). In Ireland: The name of Scottish settlers, widely adopted as the modern form of Irish surnames. Matheson in his report on synonyms in birth registrations Givers no less than 20 for Cunningham" (MacLysaght). (reaney, Black, MacLysaght). Guppy found Cunningham " dispersed over A large part of Scotland, but most frequent in Ayrshire". In Newfoundland: John Cunningham, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) John Cunningham, planter, North side of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) R. Cunningham, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: scattered
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: Thomas ? Curreen, of Holyrood, 1786 (CO 199.18) Thomas Curreen, from Co. Waterford, planter of Holyrood, deceased 1814 (Royal Gazette 29 Dec1814). James Currain, of Southside, Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) James Curran, planter and farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) William Curran, planter and farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Scattered
DEADY: (O) Deady, surnames of Ireland, O Deadaigh. "Its variant O Daoda is anglicized Dady which is the local pronunciation of Deady also" (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Kerry and Limerick. In Newfoundland: John Deady of Kerry, Ire, of Holyrood married at Hr. Main Parish, Oct, 1869 John Deady, of Holyrood North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Deady and O'Deady, each unique, at St. John's
DELAHUNTY: a surname of Ireland (O) Delahunt (y), O Dulchaointigh, Ir. duluhaointeach - plaintive, satirist. (MacLsaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Offaly. In Newfoundland: Lawrence Delahunty, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Rare, at St John's, Bell Island and Calvert.
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: William Doyle, farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Widespread, especially in Avondale, Widespread in 1871 (Lovell's Directory)
DUFF: a surname of Scotland and Ireland, Gaelic - Ir. dubh - black; and also in Ireland as a shortened form of Duffin in Co. Wexford, MacElduff in Co. Tyrone, and of DUFFY in several counties.(Black, MacLysaght). Guppy found Duff widespread in Scotland, especially in Perthshire. In Newfoundland: Arthur Duff of Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's List) Arthur Duff, planter and farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Arthur Duff, & Sons, planter of Holyrood(south side), (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Edward Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) James Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) William Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Duff, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Matthew Duff, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Arthur Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Duff, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Arthur Duff, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Duff, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Matthew Duff, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Especially at St John's and District.
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: Patrick Duggan, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Duggan, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Arthur Duggan, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Duggan, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Duggan, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
DUNPHY: a surname of Ireland (O) Dunphy, Dunfy, ODonnchaidh. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Kilkenny. In Newfoundland: Bartholemew Dunphy, of Holyrood, (1835 Voters List) Bartholemew Dunphy Senior, farmer of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Bartholemew Dunphy Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Florence Dumphy, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Dumphy, planter of Holyrood (south side), (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Dumphy, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Bart Dunphy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
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: John Dwyer, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Dwyer, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) William Dwyer, fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John Dwyer, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Dwyer, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Dwyer, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Wm O'Dwyer, Sr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm. O'Dwyer, Jr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James O'Dwyer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John O'Dwyer, Sr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John O'Dwyer, Jr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James O'Dwyer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick O'Dwyer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard O'Dwyer, school teacher, of North Arm, 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'
EDDY: a surname of England and Scotland, in England from the Old English personal name Eadwig - properity - war, in Scotland a variant of EADIE. See also EADY, ADAMS, ADE, ADEY. (Rewaney, Black). Traced by Guppy in Cornwall and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: James Eddy, fisherman of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
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: Thomas Ezekiel, of Holyrood, 1871 ( Lovell's Directory) Michael Ezekiel, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Ezekiel fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Ezekiel, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered especially at Harbour Main and Corner Brook.
FARDY: a surname of Ireland, ? a variant of the English surname Faraday, of unknown origin. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Wexford. In Newfoundland: Patrick Fardy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Fardy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Widespread
FENNELL: a surname of England and Ireland - (a grower of ) fennel, of a development of the surname FitzNeal; in Ireland also (O)Fennell, O Fionnghail - Fair valour, or confused with FENNELLY. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght in Cos. Clare, Dublin, Kilkenny and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: -------, guide of Holyrood, 1822 (D'Alberti 32) Modern status: None
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: Catherine, of Holyrood, 1839 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Thomas Fewer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Fewer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Walter Fewer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Fewer, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
FITZGERALD: a surname of England and Ireland, in Irish MacGerailt - son of Gerald. (Reaney, macLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and found "very numeruos" by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: Patrick Fitzgerald, farmer , of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Fitzgerald, fisherman , of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Fitzgerald, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Joseph Fitzgerald, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Fitzgerald, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Fitzgerald, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
FLAN(N)IGAN: for the surname of Ireland (O)Flannagan, OFlannagain, Ir. flann - red, ruddy. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Fermanagh, Offaly and Roscommon. In Newfoundland: Peter Flanigan, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Flanigan, rare at Avondale; Flannigan, scattered.
FLEM(M)ING(S): surnames of England, Scotland and Ireland - the Fleming, the man from Flanders. (Reaney, Cottle, Black, MacLysaght). Guppy traced Fleming in Cumberland and Westmorland and found it widespread in Scotland except in the north; Spiegelhalter traced Flemen, Fleming and Flamank in Devon; Cottle traced Fleming in Kent and Pembrokeshire; and MacLysaght found it "very numerous in all four provinces." In Newfoundland: John Flemming, farmer of Holyrood - North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Fleming, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Fleming, widespread. Flemming, scattered.
FLOOD: a surname of England and Ireland; in England from the Old English flod of flode - (dweller by the) stream or by the channel, gutter; in Ireland also for OMaoltuile or Mac Tuile, Ir. tuile - flood or toil(e) - will (of God), and in parts of Ulster for the Welsh surname Flood, Welsh llwyd - grey. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced iby Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: Peter Flood of Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's List) ? John, of Holyrood, 1839 (Nfld. Archives BRC John Flood, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Flood Senior, ferryman of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Flood Junior, planter and farmer of Holyrood- South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Flood, ferryman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Flood, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Flood, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Jas John Flood, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Flood, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread
FLYNN: (O) FLYNN, surnames of Ireland, also Flinn, Flyng, O Floinn, Ir. flann - ruddy. (MacLysaght). MacLysaght found the names "numerous and widespread." In Newfoundland: Thomas Flynn, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Flynn, widespread, O'Flynn rare.
FOWLER: a surname of England and Ireland, in England from Old Englsih fuzelere - hunter of wild birds, fowler, in Ireland for Fowloo, a variant of FOLEY. See also FOWLOW. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy especially in Gloucestershire and Dorset, and by Spiegelhalter in Devon. In Newfoundland: Lawrence Fowler, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Walter Flower of Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's List) James Fowler, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Fowler, fisherman to Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Fowler, fisherman of Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread, especially at Chamberlains and St John's
FRENCH: a surname of England and Ireland from Old English frensic, Middle English frenche - French(man); also in Ireland from the French frene - (dweller by the ) ash tree, as in FRANEY. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Guppy found French scattered, especially in Devon, Essex and Oxfordshire; MacLysaght in Co. Galway. In Newfoundland: Thomas, of Holyrood, 1802 (CO 199.18) Modern status: Widespread
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: Thomas Fluery, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) William Flurey, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) James Furey, carpenter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Furey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Furey, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Furey Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Furey Senior, carpenter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially in the Harbour Main district.
GEARY: a surname of England, Ireland and the Channell Islands, in England from the Old French and Old German personal names Geri, Geric, or from the French place names Gery (Meuse), Giry (Nievre), or from Middle English ge(e)ry - changeable, giddy; in Ireland, (O) Geary, OGadgra, Mac Gadhra. (Reaney, Spiegelhalter, Cottle, Dauzat, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in Leicestershire and Rutlandshire, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, by MacLysaght in Cos. Cork and Roscommon; and in Jersey (Channell Islands). In Newfoundland: John Geary, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Unique, at St. John's.
HANLEY: a surname of England, and O Hanley, surnames of Ireland; in Hanley (Staffordshire, Worchestershire, or Handley (Cheshire, Devon, Derbyshire, Dorset, Northamptonshire,); in Ireland (O) Hanley, Handly, O hAinle, Ir., ainle - beauty. (Cottle, Spegielhalter, MacLysaght). See also HENLEY. Spiegelhalter traced Handley in Devon; MacLysaght traced (O) Hanley, Handly in Connacht and Co. Cork. In Newfoundland: Rev. Michael Hanley, PP., R.C. of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Hanley - rare, (O) Hanley - unique
HARDING: a surname of England and Ireland, from the Old English personal name Hearding - hard, brave, warrior, hero, or from the English place name Haredon (Devon). (Reaney, Cottle, Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy, especially in Somerset and Wiltshire, and by MacLysaght in Co. Tipperary and adjoining counties in the 17th century, elsewhere as early as the 19th century. In Newfoundland: William Harden, of Harbour Grace Parish, 1819 (Nfld. Archives, HGRC) William Harden, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Harding, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Harding, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Harding, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Harding, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Harding, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
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: Captain Harvey, of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) 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: Timothy Hawco, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Hawco, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine;s Directory) 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: James, of Holyrood Head, 1798 (CO 199.18) John Healy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Healy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) James Healey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Healey, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Healey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Healey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Healey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Healy, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Healy, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Healy, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Healy, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Healy, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Healy, fisherman of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Healey, scattered, Healy, rare.
HENNESSY: a surname of Ireland, (O) Hennessy, OhAonghusa - descendant of Angus. (MacLysaght). See HINCHEY. Traced by MacLysaght in Munster. In Newfoundland: Daniel Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hennessy, liquors, Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Daniel Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Hennessy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
HICKEY: a surname of Ireland, (O) Hickey, O hIcidhe, Ir. iceadh- healer. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Limerick, Tipperary and Clare. In Newfoundland: Patrick Hickey, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Hickey, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Hickey, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Hickey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Hickey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Hickey, planter and dealer - South Side of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Hickey, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Hickey, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Hickey, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Hickey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Peter Hickey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick of T Hickey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Hickey, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Hickey, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 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 Hicks, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) George Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hicks, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Joseph Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Hicks, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Hicks, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Hicks, fisherman of Holyrood, 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: Philip Hines, of Holyrood Head, 1801 (CO 199.18) Philip Hynes, of Holyrood - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) James Hynes, of Holyrood - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Hynes, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Hynes, fisherman of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Hynes, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Hynes, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Hines, rare. Hynes, widespread
HOLDEN: A surname of England and Ireland, from the english place name Holden (Lancashire, Yorkshire WR) or Old English holth, denu -- (Dweller in the) hollow valley; in Ireland also for HOWLIN, a breton diminutive of Hugo (See Hue) (Reaney, MacLysaght) Traced by Guppy in Lancashire, Limcolnshire, Suffolk and Yorkshire WR and by MacLaysaght in Cos Kilkenny and Wexford. In Newfoundland: Thomas Holdern, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Holden, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: at St. John's and Come by Chance
HUNT: a surname of England and Ireland, Old English hunta - hunter; in Ireland, except Ulster, also by pseudo-translation for several Irish names such as Feighney, Feighrey and Fey. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght). Found widespread by Guppy, especiaslly in the south and Midlands, and by MacLysaght in all provinces, least in Ulster and most in Connacht. In Newfoundland: John and Bridget, from Ireland, settled at Holyrood and subsequently at Colliers (MUN Folklore). James Hunt, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Widespread.
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 : Ellen Joy, teacher (north side), of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Joy, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Joy, & Sons, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Walter Joy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Ellen, schoolteacher of, Holyrood, North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Miss Ellen Joy, school teacher of Holyrood, North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Jay ?, merchant of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Joy, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (rochfort's Directory) Walter Joy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Joy, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Joy, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
KAVANAGH: a surname of Ireland, " said to have been adopted from the first Kavanah having been fostered by a successor of St. Caomhan." (MacLysaght). Traced by Co. Wexford by MacLysaght. In Newfoundland: Brian Kevanaugh, of Holyrood - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) Modern status: Scattered.
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: Miss Martha Keating, teacher (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) 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: Nicholas Keef, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Edward Keefe, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas Keefe, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Daniel O'Keefe,wheelwright of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Keefe O'Keefe,wheelwright of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas O'Keefe, boarding house of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) 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: James Kelly, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Kelly, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Paul Kelly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Kelly, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Kelly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Kelly, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Kelly, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (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: Cornelius, of Holyrood Head, 1804 (CO 199.18) John Kennedy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Cornelius Kennedy, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kennedy, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Kennedy Junior, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Cornelius Kennedy, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Kennedy, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Kennedy, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Kennedy, planter, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) John Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Cornelius Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) R. John Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Walter Kennedy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Kennedy, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Cornelius Kennedy, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
KERWIN: KIRWIN, surnames of Ireland, variants of (O) Kirwan, O Ciardhubhain, Ir., ciar dubh - black. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Galway. In Newfoundland: John Kerwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Kerwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Kerwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Kerwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Kerwin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kerwin - rare, Kirwin - unique
KIEL(L)(E)Y: variants of the surname of Ireland (O) Kiely, O Cadhla, Ir. cadhla - graceful, "much confused with Keeley and Queally." (MacLysaght). MacLysaght traced Kiely mainly in Cos. Waterford and Limerick. In Newfoundland: James Kiely, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) James Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Kielly, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Kieley, scattered, especially at St John's and Holyrood, Kielley, rare, Kielly, scattered
KIRBY: a surname of England and Ireland; in England from the common English place names Kir(k)by - the village with a church; in Ireland (O) Kirby, O Ciarmhaic, Ir. ciar - black, dark-brown, mac - son, or the modern form of Kirribly, Mac Geirble in Co. Mayo. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Traced by Guppy in several counties, especially in Yorkshire NR and ER, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght in Cos. Limerick and Mayo. In Newfoundland: John Kerby, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: at Holyrood
LOUGHLIN: a surname of Ireland, Mac Loughlin, Mac Lochlainn, from a Norse personal name, or (O) Loughlin, O Lochlainn, or (O) Loughnane, O Lachtnain, Ir, lachtna - grey, in Co. Meath. MacLysaght found MacLoughlin widespread and as MacLaughlin in Cos. Donegal And Derry, (O) Loughlin in Cos. Clare and Meath. In Newfoundland: Edward Lauchlan, constable of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Loughlan, store kpr of Holyrood, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Loughlin, police sergt of Holyrood, 1904 (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: Moses, of Holyrood, 1828 (Nfld. Archives BRC). Philip Lewis, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Elias Lewis, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) William Lewis, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Lewis Senior, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Lewis Junior, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Moses Lewis, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Jame Lewis, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Elias Lewis, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Lewis, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Lewis Senior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Lewis Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Lewis Senior, carpenter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Lewis Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Lewis, carpenter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Lewis Junior,carpenter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Lewis, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Lewis, shoemaker of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Lewis Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Lewis, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Lewis Junior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Lewis Senior, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) Elias Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) V. Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Lewis, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Lewis, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Modern status: Lewis, widespread especially at Holyrood, Louis, unique
McGRATH: a surname of Ireland MacGraith, the Irish equivalent of the surname of Scotland McCRAE. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLsaght in Cos. Clare, Donegal, Fermanagh and Waterford. In Newfoundland: Michael MacGrath, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John McGrath, planter and farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Lawrence McGrath, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael McGrath, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas McGrath, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James McGrath, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John McGrath, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
MACKAY: 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: Richard Mackey, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Mackey, planter of Hollyrood - South Side 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Mackey, Sr., fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Mackey, Jr., fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Mackey, Sr., fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Mackey, Jr., fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Mackey, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: MacKay, MacKay, rare, McKay, scattered; MacKey, scattered
MAHAR: MAHER, MEAGHER, surnames of Ireland, Meagher also of England, in Ireland, O Meachair, Ir. michair - kindly, in England from Old French megre, Latin macer - thin, lean. MacLysaght notes that Maher is now the more usual spelling of the name in Ireland. (MacLysaghter, Reaney). Traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Offaly and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: James Meagher, planter and farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Meagher, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Maher, planter (south side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Mahar, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Mahar, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Mahar, scattered Maher, scattered, Meagher, at Aquaforte and St John's (Electors 1955)
MASON: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, from Old Norman France machun, Old Central France macon, masson - mason, or from the English place name Mason (Northumberland). (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Black, Ekwall). In Newfoundland: Stephen Mason, fisherman of Holyrood Peak, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Avondale and St. John's.
MILMORE: E. R. Seary has no listing for this surname, however there is record of Millmore's in Holyrood since 1860's. The name still existed up To the 1970's when a Paddy Milmore was living in Avondale (originally from Holyrood). Variants of the spelling are MILMO, MILLMORE and MILMORE. In Newfoundland: James Millmore, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Matthew Millmore, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) James Milmore, Sr. fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Milmore, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Matthew Milmore, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Matthew Milmore, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1898 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Milmore, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: rare
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: Thomas Moore, master mariner of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Moore, planter (north side) of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Moore, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Moore, planter of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Moore, Sr. fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Moore, Jr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Moore, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Moore, widespread, especially at Avondale. Moores, widespread. Moors, in the Twillingate district (Electors 1955)
MORRISSEY: a surname of Ireland and Jersey (Channel Islands); in Ireland O Muirgheasa, Ir. muir - sea, geas - action, or from the Noman surname de Marisco, in Jersey ? from the latter. (MacLysaght, Turk). See MORRIS, MORRISON. Traced by MacLysaght especially in Cos. Waterford, Limerick and Cork. In Newfoundland: John Morrisey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Morrisey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Morrisey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Morrissey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Morrissey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Morrissey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Morrissey, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
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: Daniel Mullowney, of Holyrood - North Side, 1835 (Voters List) David, granted land at Holyrood, 1835 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Lands) John Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Mullowney, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Mullowney, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Daniel Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Wm. Mullowney, fisherman of Holyrood, 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: John Murphy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Lawrence Murphy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Edward Murphy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Murphy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John Murphy, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) John, granted land at Holyrood, 1849 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Lands) John Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Murphy, mason and farmer (south side) of Holyrood 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Pierce Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Murphy, farmers of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Edward Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Murphy, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence Murphy, fisherman of Halfway House, 1894-97 (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: Lawrence, of Holyrood, 1829 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Edward Murry, school teacher of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
NEAL(E): (O)NEIL(L), variants of a bartismal name and surname of England, Scotland, Ireland and as Neal(e) of the Channel Islands, Neil and formerly Neel of Jersey, probably name Niall - champion. Reaney comments: "The name was carried to Iceland by the Scandinavians as Njall, taken to Norway, then top France and brought to England by the Normans. It was also introduced direct into north-west England by Norwegians from Ireland. It was usually latinized as Nigellue through an incorret association with niger - black." (Withycombe, Reaney, Black, MacLysaght, Turk). Guppy found Neal(e) widespread in England, Neil in Ayrshire. MacLysaght found MacNeil, from the westren isles of Scotland in Cos. Antrim and Derry since the fourteenth century, and (O)Neill numerous throughout Ireland, especially in Cos. Tyrone and Antrin. In Newfoundland: Dennis Neil, of Holyrood, North Side, 1835 (Voters List) John Neal, , planter of Holyrood - South Side, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John O'Neill,fisherman of Holyrood, (1864-65 Hutchingsons Directory) John O'Neil, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John O'Neil, Sr. liquors, of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John O'Neil, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip O'Neil, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael O'Neil, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Neal, scattered. Neale, unique. Neil, scattered. O'Neil, scattered. O'Neill, scattered.
O'BRIEN: SEE BRIAN(D)
O'DWYER: SEE DWYER
O'KEEFE: SEE KEEFE
O'KELLY: SEE KELLY
O'NEIL(L): SEE NEAL(E)
O'ROURKE: RORKE, surnames of Ireland (O) Rourke, O Ruairc, " The family is not of Norse origin though Ruairc is from a Norse personal name ." (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Leitrim. In Newfoundland: -------- O'Rourke, from Southern Ireland, settled at Holyrood (MUN Folklore). Michael Rourke, of Holyrood South Side, 1835 (Voters List) Michael O'Rourke, and Sons, planters of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Lawrence Rourke, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Rourke, planter and fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Rourke, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Timothy Rourke, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Timothy O'Rourke, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John O'Rourke, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John O'Rourke, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael O'Rourke, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael O'Rourke, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence O'Rourke, Liquors, of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Lawrence O'Rourke, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Rorke, at Carbonear; O'Rourke, scattered
PENDERGAST: a surname of England and Ireland and recorded in Scotland by Black, from the Welsh place name Prendergast (Pembrokeshire), ? - castle village. (Cottle, Black, MacLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght especially in Cos. Mayo and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Peter Prendergrast , of fisherman of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Scattered in the east coast districts.
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, of Holyrood South Side 1835 (Voters List) Philip Pennell, of Holyrood North Side 1835 (Voters List) John Pennell, of Holyrood North Side 1835 (Voters List) 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: Dennis Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Joseph Penny Sr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Joseph Penny Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Matthew Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Penny, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Penney, fisherman of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Dennis Penney, farmer of Holyrood (North Arm), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Joseph Penney, farmer of Holyrood (North Arm), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Moses Penney, farmer of Holyrood (North Arm), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Penney, farmer of Holyrood (North Arm), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Penny, farmer of Holyrood (North Arm), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Modern status: Penney, widespread, Penny scattered.
PURCELL: a surname of England and Ireland from Old French pourcel - piglet, a nickname. (Reaney, MacLysaght). Guppy traced Purssell in Buckinghamshire, Spiegelhalter Pursell in Devon and MacLysaght Purcell in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: William Purcell, of Holyrood South Side 1835 (Voters List) Patrick Purcell, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Purcell, farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Purcell, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Purcell, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered
QUINLAN: a surname of Ireland (O) Quinlan, O Caoinleain, the Munster form of O Caoindealblain. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght mainly in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: John Quinlan, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Jeremiah Quinlan, & Sons, planters of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Quinlan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Peter Quinlan Sr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Peter Quinlan Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Timothy Quinlan , fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Jeremiah Quinlan, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Quinlan, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Peter Quinlan Sr, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Peter Quinlan Jr, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Quinlan, Sr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Quinlan, Jr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Quinlan, Sr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Quinlan, Jr., fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Jeremiah Quinlan, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Timothy Quinlan, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Scattered.
ROURKE: SEE O'ROURKE
RYAN: a surname of Ireland (O)Ryan, O Maoilriain now abbreviated to Oriain, "from an old personal name of obscure meaning." (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght especially in Co. Tipperary. In Newfoundland: Darby, of Brigus, in possecion of property in Holyrood, 1802 (CO 199.18) Daniel Ryan, of Holyrood South Side, 1835 (Voters List) Barnaby Ryan, of Holyrood Main Beach, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Ryan, of Holyrood North Side, 1835 (Voters List) John Ryan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Ryan., & Brothers, planters of Holyrood South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Ryan, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Ryan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Ryan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Ryan, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread, throughout all districts.
SCLATER: In Newfoundland: Thomas Sclater, copper of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) NOTE; IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THIS SURNAME, I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM THEM ON IT. I SUPECT THAT THIS IS A MIS-SPELLING OF ANOTHER NAME. Modern status:
SPARROW: a surname of England and Ireland from Old English speaewa - sparrow, flutterer. (Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght 73). Traced by Guppy in Essex, Gloucestershire and Suffolk, by Spiegelhalter in Devon, and by MacLysaght mainly in Co. Wexford since the 17th century. In Newfoundland: Modern status: At Holyrood
TAPLIN: a variant of the surname of England Tap(p)lin, Tambling etc., double diminutives of Tam (Tom) (See THOMAS). (Bardsley, Reaney, Cottle). See also TOMLINSON, TOMPKINS. Guppy traced Tamblyn in Cornwall. In Newfoundland: James Tapling, shoemaker of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Taplin, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (lovell's Directory) James Taplin, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) William Taplin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Holyrood abd Bell Island
TARGETT: a surname of England, Target of France; in France a diminutive of Targe - (wearer or maker of) targe(s), shield(s), buckler(s), or from the French place name Target (Allier), or ? confused with the surname Targit from the Old French targif - slow; in England, according to Bardsley - dweller by the target, where archers practised, but according to Weekley from the Old English personal name Thyrgod. Reaney, however, does not cite Target(t) as variants of either Thorogood or Thurgood. (Dauzat, Weekley Romance,Bardsley, Reaney). In Newfoundland: John Targate of Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's Lists) John Targate, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Targate, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Targate, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Targate Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Targate, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Targate, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) William Targate, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Peter Targate, fisherman of Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Targate, fisherman of Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Targate, fisherman of Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Targate, fisherman of Newtown, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Joseph Targate, fisherman of Wicklow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Targate, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Targate, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Richard Targate, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Holyrood.
TIMMINS: TIMMONS, surnames of England, Timmons of Ireland; in England - son of Tim(othy), according to Bardsley, but since Timothy did not come into use in England until after the Reformation, the name may derive from a diminutive of an Old English personal name Tuma or Tyma; in Ireland for Mac Toimin, a diminutive of Thomas or for Timon, O Tiomdin. (Withycombe, Bardsley, Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Timmons traced by MacLysaght in Cos. Wicklow and Carlow, and in Co. Mayo where, however, it has been almost replaced by Timon or Tymon. In Newfoundland: Laurence Timmons of Hr. Grace - 1822 (HGRC) (Holyrood) Edward Crimmin, of North Arm, Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's List) Edward Timmens, carpenter & planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Timmens, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Edward Timmins, planter of Holyrood - 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Cremens, farmer of Holyrood (North Arms), 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Lawrence Timmins, fisherman of Wicklow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Edward Timmins, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Patrick Timmins, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Timmins, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: Timmins, rare at St. John's Timmons, at Holyrood (Electors 1955), St. John's and Glenwood
TOBIN: a surname of England and Ireland, a variant of the surname of England St. Aubyn, or of France St. -Aubin, both from various localities in France St. -Aubin (Aisne, Aube, etc.) (Spiegelhalter, MacLysaght). Traced by Spiegelhalter in Devon and by MacLysaght in Cos. Kilkenny and Tipperary. In Newfoundland: James, granted land near Holyrood, 1860 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Lands) Maurice Tobin, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Modern status: Widespread
TURBRETT: a variant of the surnames of Ireland (O) Tubridy, Tubrit, O Tiobraide, Ir. tiobriad - a well. (MacLysaght). Traced by MacLysaght in Co. Clare. In Newfoundland: Patrick Tulberet, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Thomas Qubrid, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Tubrid, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Thomas Tubrid, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Martin Turbid, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Holyrood.
VEITCH: a surname of England, Scotland and Ireland, ? from a common French place name Vic, or ? from an Old English personal name Vcca or Vacca. (E.C. Smith, Black (Amendments and Additives), MacLysaght 73). Traced by MacLysaght from Scotland in Cos. Fermanagh and Cavan since the end of the 17th century. In Newfoundland: John Wich, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) George Wich, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Early instances, John Vitch, granted land at George's Cove Marsh (near Holyrood), 1859 (Nfld. Archives, Registry Crown Lands) -----, of Irish decent, from St. Mary's Bay, settled at Holyrood in the 1870s (MUN Folklore). George Veitch, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Veitch Sr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Veitch Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Philip Veitch, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) William Veitch, teacher of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) George Vietch, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Vietch, telegraph operator of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Philip Vietch, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) George Veitch, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Philip Veitch, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) John Veitch, JP, station master,of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) George Veitch, Hotel, of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Philip Veitch, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) William Veitch, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: At Holyrood
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: Nicholas Wall, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Garret Wall, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Wall, planter & farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Martin Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) N & G Wall, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Nicholas Wall Jr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Garrett Wall, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Wall, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Nicholas Wall, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Garret Wall, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) James Wall, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Garrett Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) James Wall, Jr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Wall, Sr., fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Nicholas Wall, Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Wall, fisherman of Holyrood, 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: James, of Holyrood, 1797 (CO 199.18) Richard Walsh,(English) Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Richard Walsh,(Irish) Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Michael Walsh, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) David Walsh, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Garret Walsh, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Walsh, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Walsh Sr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) James Walsh Jr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Walsh, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Walsh, fisherman & farmer of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Patrick Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Walsh, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Walsh, planter of Holyrood - South Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Walsh Sr, planter of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Richard Walsh Jr, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Thomas Walsh, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65( Hutchingsons Directory) David Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Michael Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Garrett Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Thomas Walsh, farmer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) James Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Michael Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Thomas Walsh, planter of Holyrood, 1 1877 (Rochfort's Directory) Modern status: Widespread in all districts
WARFORD: a surname of England from the English place name Warford (Cheshire) or (dweller by the) ford (by the) wier. See WARE, WIER. In Newfoundland: Anastasia, of Holyrood, 1828 (Nfld. Archives BRC) Modern status: Scattered, especially at Upper Gullies, (Conception B.)
WESTERMAN: E.R. Seary does not record this name on his book, but directories show a Henry as a merchant in Holyrood (Hr. Main District) In the 1860's. It is not know if he was married or had children, but he was there in 1835 up to 1871, and a will was probated In 1877. There is no headstone data on file for him in Holyrood. NOTE IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THIS SURNAME, I WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM THEM ON IT. In Newfoundland: Henry Westerman of Holyrood, 1835 (Voter's list) Henry Westerman, merchant, Southside, Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchinson's Directory) Henry Westerman, dealer of Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Henry Westerman, will on file at Supreme Court, Vol 3/Folio 520., 1877 Modern status: rare
WHELAN: a surname of Ireland, with a variant WHALEN, (O) Whelan, 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: Thomas Whelan, of Holyrood, 1835 (Voters List) Philip Whelan, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Matthew Whelan, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) John Whelan, fisherman of Wickalow, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Whalen, widespread, especially at St. John's, Whelan, widespread, especially at St. John's, Colliers and Bauline.
WILLIAMS: a surname of England, Wales, Ireland and the Channel Islands, - son of William, a baptismal name from the Old German personal name Willahelm containing the elements vilja - will and helma - hemet, which became Guihielm and later Guillaume in French and was introduced into England by the Normans. Surnames derived from William and its diminutive include; WILLIAMS, Williamson, WILLS, WILSON, WILCOX, WILLMONT, WILLETT, WILKINS, GIL(I)AM. (Withycombe, Reaney, Cottle, MacLysaght, Turk). See also PARSONS. Found widespread by Guppy in the Midlands and southwest, especially in Monmouthshire, and in North and South Wales, and by MacLysaght numerous in all provinces of Ireland. In Newfoundland: Patrick Williams, fisherman of Holyrood, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) John Williams, farmer of Holyrood - North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Patrick Williams, farmer of Holyrood - North Arm, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) John Williams, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern status: Widespread.
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: Michael Woodford, planter of Holyrood - North Side, 1864-65 (Hutchingsons Directory) Michael Woodford, farmer of North Arm, Holyrood, 1871 (Lovell's Directory) Richard Woodford, fisherman of North Arm, 1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Michael Woodford, station master of North Arm,1894-97 (McAlpine's Directory) Modern Status: scattered, especially in Harbor Main and St. John's

 

 

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