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Have you ever wondered if any of your ancestors came from a wealthy family, perhaps even from one of the Royal families of Ireland? In this letter I will share with you the stories behind the Royal Families of Ireland, and their surnames, as well as sharing pictures of the many royal castles of Ireland.
These Kings won their lands through military and political might — the boundaries of their kingdoms were constantly changing with the ebb and flow of power. By that time, the surname system had been fully introduced, so we can mention your surnames in connection with these royal families. Also, by that time, many of the Normans had been fully subsumed into Gaelic culture — adopting Gaelic customs. What was left of the old English administration was in an area around Dublin called the Pale.
So, who were the royal families of Ireland around ? A well known English state paper of the time tells us that beyond the pale:. Also there be thirty great captains of the English folk Normans that follow the same Irish order and every one of them makes war and Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last for himself without any licence of the King. These Lords were spread through the 4 provinces of Ireland.
They had their territory guarded by Gallowglass and the towerhouses and castles we see today. A Gaelic revival was also underway — a remembering of Ireland before the invasions of the s. The lords kept historians and genealogists, they reclaimed old royal inauguration sites, they entertained with their poets and bards.
They intermarried with other royal families to establish beneficial alliances and sponsored churches and monasteries on their lands. Is your Irish surname amongst them? Is there a king in your Irish ancestry tree? Kilkenny Castle — Seat of the Butlers. Did you see your surname amongst our list of Royal Families of Ireland? Interested in learning more about the Royal Families of Ireland?
Click here to read the story of one ancient Royal Irish family and their journey around the north half of Ireland over many centuries. If you have any questions, thoughts, comments on any of these families — do let me know in the comments section below! The story my father told me was that he was the sheriff of Knox county in Indiana because he was the meanest man in the county and eventually changed his last name to McCarty because he kept arresting his cousins for stealing horses.
Dad also said he was 6 foot 8 which would have been very tall for the time. Oh, by the way my maiden name was McCarty. Thanks for the story Patricia — he sounds like quite a character! Carey is one of those surnames that has a host of different original Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last around the country — but one would have been associated with both the Ui Neills of Ulster and the Southern Ui Neill.
I married a Mahoney. This last April we traveled to Ireland and traveled through West Cork. It was amazingly beautiful. I have one at the moment as the cover picture on my facebook page. Do feel Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last to share some of your photos over there! So the Butlers had ties to the royals of England. Have you ever been to Kilkenny Castle?
Seat of the Butlers of Ormonde — it has a fascinating tour and history. Many of the Earls of Ormonde are buried in a Butler family vault in St. It was an amazing experience to walk among the knights effigies, some of them great-grandfathers and some uncles. There are some plaques in the church that document which Butlers of Ormonde are buried there, and also where others are buried, including Westminster Abbey.
My great-grandfather James Butler immigrated from Clonmel, Tipperary, by way of deserting from the British Army in India after serving in the Crimean War, and seeing the Charge of the Light brigade as an artilleryman on the cliffs. I have DNA evidence that links us to the Ormondes.
I think my immediate family is from the Cahir branch. Thanks Mike!!! Phew, we made the list! Thats it Sue — you and your family are in! I would really like to know where would be the best source of information about these people. Their daughter, she goes on to say, married a Durkan of Tallavbaun. They are my great grandparents.
Patrick J. Anne — a lot of detail you have there! I believe you are better off working with a Genealogist or the Ireland Reaching Out folks to dig out some more details.
Here at Your Irish Heritage we deal with the bigger Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last . Thanks for sharing, Mike. I see what you mean Anne.
Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last it was a time before the great famine when the Irish were evicted from their homes. I heard from an Uncle of mine that did some research many years ago that our name was from royalty Sun Down - Wes Montgomery - California Dreaming our coat of arms even has the royal ermine and quite a story of how we acquired land.
There is a red hand on our coat of arms that supposedly came from when two clans were on board a boat racing for a land grab and whoever touched the land first became the owner. I guess we were losing the race and a member of our clan chopped off his hand and threw it to claim the island first. Have you heard this story? Not sure about the story Charles — it sounds great! Also I am not familiar with Laoighaire. Sorry, just recently got involved in my Irish ancestry so not very knowledgeable on these terms yet.
Look them up on Google — theres quite a lot to read! They came to the United States around Since I joined these wonderful Irish sites I have had many people try and help me with my family. To them I say thank you. What do I do with this Joyce info. Can it be traced forward. I only know what I stated above. Blind - Family - A Family Selection - The Best Of Family for sharing Dixie — Joyce is indeed a very prevalent name in Connaught.
I would continue my Joyce research in that area if I were you. Do I have to assume she was barking up the wrong family tree??? Oops — three question marks. But the name that comes through for Fermanagh is Maguire. Are Kavanaughs prevalent there? We have always been with a K. Just curious. I also have no info as to how they may have come over, via Ellis or somehow entered Canada.
Hi Laura — the name is very prevalent in Wexford and Kilkenny. They would have been a sept of the MacMurrough family at the time I am writing of. In Ireland, the spelling is usually Kavanagh — sometimes Cavanagh. This is amazing! My grandmothers maiden name was Condon and my married name is now Joyce. My maiden name is Mullarkey, not surprised that ones not on Ive Got You Under My Skin - Various - What Women Want - Music From The Motion Picture list.
I find this fascinating and will be suggesting your page to Chestnut Tree - Reilly & Maloney - At Last mother. They came through Canada into the US in the later 19 th century and settled in Iowa as farmers.
Where would this name have most likely originated? Pearce and Pierce were old Norman names normally found in Leinster. However — there was also a family of Pearces who were a sept of the Fitzmaurices of Kerry. And having seen my name listed although its a little different made it even better. Ive been to Ireland, and want to go back!
From somewhere in Donegal, no one has ever been able to quite tie that down. Hi Kathi — thanks for José Vélez - Despiértate Mujer. The Dunleavys would have been a royal family from County Down up to the s — when they moved to Donegal.
I am a descendant of the ancient Kingdom of Breffni. I was curious as to how we came to be listed under Ulster. I have an insatiable thirst for all information pertaining to my heritage as my heart resides in my beloved Ireland. I would be most grateful if you could offer any insight! On the teeshirts — I have tried 2 suppliers but have been unhappy with the quality. Should have things sorted out shortly.
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