A Genealogical History of the Milesian Families of Ireland

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Irish Roots Cafe, Jan 1, 2002 - Ireland - 86 pages
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The Classic Work by DeCourcey giving the origins and places of settlement of families in Ireland, for both the old celtic families (Milesian), and the new settler families in Ireland. The first genealogy work of its kind and scope in Ireland. All new index and commentary included in this IGF edition.

Compiled and edited by B.W. DeCourcy, with added materials.
Irish Septs, Family Mottoes, chiefs, territorial holdings, pedigrees, dates of arrival, Ancient name in Gaelic, Founder, Meaning of Name, Title of Chief, counties of settlement. (chart format)

Early Work on Irish Families This book, first published in the 19th century, is a classic. It was one of the first popular genealogy books to appear in its time. This is the I.G.F. edition, from 2002. Following is the introduction to the book, written by Michael C. O'Laughlin, along with the table of contents.
 

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It estonishing to see and know how fortuanate we are to understand the complex nature of our surname's.
I am proud to be a Grandson of the Nial blood line. O'Neil.
Who else can trace back their
roots to Noah through recorded history?
If Princess Scota did not mary Nial then Moses would not have been found by Princess Scota.
The irony would be that if the snake didn't bite Gaodhal, Family of Scota and Nial, then Moses, the prophet, would not have spoken about the Isle of Destiny.
The Melisian families of Ireland has been and will always be the greatest influence in all circles of society. Whether it was or is of Royalty or not.
Even The Royal family in England is directly related to Catherine O'Neil.
It is not just a surname but a symbol of destiny.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I ON SURNAMES
5
CHAPTER II
9
CHAPTER III
13
COUNTIES OF IRELAND
20
CLANNA RORY
21
HY NIAL TRIBE
23
HY BRUNE TRIBE
26
KINEL DAIRE BARRAGH TRIBE
28
DAIRINE OR COREOLUGADTH TRIBE
37
DAL FIATAGH TRIBE
38
DEISI TRIBE
39
HY FOGARTA or CLANNA FOGARTAID
40
DESCENDANTS OF CUCHORP
41
SOME TITLES HELD BY FAMILIES OF NORMAN DESCENT IN IRELAND
45
A LIST OF SOME FAMILIES WITH THE WORTHIES WHOSE NAMES THEY ADOPTED
47
RESIDENT IN IRELAND OTHER THAN MILESIAN ETC
49

DAL CAIS TRIBE
29
KIAKACHTA TRIBE
31
HY FIACHRA TRIBE
32
EOGANACHT TRIBE
33
HY MANY TRIBE
35
EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS
62
VARIOUS MODES OF SPELLING IRISH NAMES OF MILESIAN DESCENT
63
THE LEGEND OF ST PATRICKS HAND
75
INDEX OF ARMS
76
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