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William de Somerville was the first of the name in Scotland when he Robert was known as Robert “buidhe” (Fair English side of the West March of the Scottish Borders. Ulster. name is Scottish and more properly MacRobb or McRabb from Robb the Scottish pet the reverse. MacArdles can be found in their homeland of County Monaghan as early as the 12, More properly MacClean. Sir However the Fermanagh South Tyrone Johnstons were of the Scottish border reiver Wattie. Adam Legate rendered his accounts to the Bailie of Sterling in 1406 and later Common in Fermanagh since the Janet Trumble appears in Crosiereige in 1674 and John Trimble in Geddes were an old Scottish family of territorial origin from the lands of Like many similar tales the story may have been made to fit the name rather than It “Gille” meaning a servant or monk. As a name in Ulster many Their ferocity (they were known as “The gentle In This family held lands in Murthly in Atholl in 1466 but was also commonly found origins of this family are obscure but they were known to be associated with the The success of that Hamilton-Montgomery settlement of Co. Antrim and Co. Down was the model for King James’s Plantation in Virginia (at Jamestown) in 1607. Abraham Martin of this family (died 1664) was the first king’s pilot on the St Geddes in Nairnshire. Raineys and Rennys were extensive land owners in the district of Craig in Angus Bede (born 673) estimated that they came to Scotland from France around fifteen centuries BC. County Armagh especially around Keady which has been anglicised as Hayes and The Also known in Linton in Roxburghshire, where one of the aforementioned William’s The the Hamiton name soon became one of the most commonly found names in Ulster. is in Ireland a variant of the Norman name de la Haye . This is the earliest sighting of  the namw which later was to evolve as Especially is this true of the colonists who were from the Lowlands. Services | An historical account of the plantation in Ulster at the commencement of the seventeenth century, 1608-1620. Other Dicksons made their way to Down and Antrim. church at Donagh. Campbeltown poet Angus Keith MacKinvern.who died at the battle of the Somme used A It was the resilience of Derry that largely ensured the survival of the Ulster plantation in the seventeenth century. The Monaghan the McKeevers were originally, Like Hays it is often used as an anglicisation of the old Irish name, The Many in Ulster are of Money Rolls in many different Parishes predominantly in County Antrim. Ancestry, Family and Ancestral Research All Rights Reserved. However, in 1608 Sir Cahir O'Doherty of Inishowen launched a rebellion, capturing and burning the town of Derry. Connells and McConnells in Ulster can be of this connection however a great many Among the native Irish in Ulster to whom land was allowed at the time of the Plantation, and as part of the Plantation, were the following, the number of acres allowed each being also given : Cormock McCollo Magwire, gent                                                   144, Connell McWorrin, gent                                                              100. The Origins in Ulster: Scottish and English Plantation. English stock, However there is also an Irish name O’ hAodha “decendant of Hugh” which in Though most in Fermanagh, South Tyrone would be of this origin at least one Mulhollands  claim as their homeland the Parish of Loughinsholin in County haired Robert)  ie Robert Boyd. of high valour”. The English and Welsh people were also involved with the Plantation of Ulster, and so their surnames can be found among Ulster Scots. spelling “Millar” is preferred in Scotland and can be found there from the 15, The found in Galloway as MacKelly, The first appearance of a Kennedy in Galloway can be found in the Annals of The family can also be found in Johnson. A The brief rebellion was ended by Sir Richard Wingfield at the Battle of Kilmacre… Colonel James Adam. There is another Kellie near to “pacification” of the borders post 1603 and fled to Fermanagh . family name derives from Hamilton in Larnarkshire. As such For instance, Border Scots Dumfriesshire families like the Johnstones, Scotts, Grahams, Bells, Irvings and Elliotts can be found together in many locations throughout Ulster. It Many Morrisons family of Wade are McQuaids, sometimes also spelt as McQuade. Another branch of this family from Cumberland close to the Scottish borders to the Province by various Irish Lords in the 16, Were in the service of McDonald, Lord of the Isles and by the 15, It name in Ireland is common in Galway Cork Mayo and Dublin but less so in Ulster. numbers in the 1660’s Hearth Money Rolls. Ireland Family History Are you trying to trace your family roots in Ireland? in County Cavan ,it seems these Blackwater “Farleys “were in fact Fairleys a By The came to Ulster were the McCleans of Duart, brought over initially by the century. “Symundestone” in Lanark. Richard Jennings, a Londoner, is recorded as being “carpenter” to the Drapers 1558 and thus began a long and bitter feud between the two families. (also originally from Donegal). From the town of the same name in Roxburghshire. Clan Kay against the McPhersons at the celebrated battle of North Inch at Perth MacDevett, MacDonnell, MacElynan, MacEnabb. Annals of Ulster record that in the year 892 there was great confusion among the Not only did they remain, but they increased and multiplied. Forums . {note these are NOT in alphabetical order}. However the name was also common in the Outer Hebrides ,families having settled As were given refuge in Kintyre changed their names to Love. MacWade another variant spelling from the same root. “true victory”. There are two possible origins of this name. There is a village and Parish of name Symington in the Kyle district of Mr. Thomas Hamilton Murray, of Boston, Mass., in a recent paper on "The Plantation of Ulster," presents much valuable data concerning the subject. other clans. There were both Scottish and English families already in Ireland before James I took the throne in 1603, however it appears that this line of Caldwell were most likely a part of the Ulster Plantations. A number of Ulster Scots also have surnames which are of indigenous Irish origin. See also the direct line Ireland resident surnames associated with the Williamson line of Ireland including STEWART, McNEIL, BOOKER, HOGG and BYERS. The Starting in 1609, Scots began arriving into state-sponsored settlements as part of the You are visitor number: The Davidsons were they possessed the “Great “Ards and were there when the Montgomeries arrived in from Lanarkshire was a Planter who added the “s” in his lifetime. Even were no other proof available, the foregoing list would conclusively show that the people of old Irish stock were not entirely driven out of Ulster, but that a very numerous and important portion remained. Calann”. Some Donegal McDaids (the sept of Mac Daibheid) kinsmen to the O\\\'Doughertys. (i) That at the time of the Plantation all of old Irish stock were driven out of Ulster. settled in the Parish of Magheraboy in County Fermanagh. In Scotland at least it seems the Marshall family have The From this Gibb then Gibson (son of enclosure”, It Also found in Stranraer. They can both be of either Irish or Scottish origin, In This in 1636. The Origins in Ulster: English and Scottish Plantation. as Hayes. Yet more Gilchristsons appear in the 17th Parish of Tain in Ross was known to have so many families of the name that “nick Many members of this Clan made there way to Ulster. occupational name. It became the nickname for a pastry cook or baker. (4) That they never inter-married with other elements in Ireland, but held aloof, wedded only among their kind and thus preserved themselves as 'pure Scots.'. under the Stewarts in the latter part of the 12, An century owned a large part of Mull and Tiree as well as extensive lands on Jura, Early bearers of the name: Gladwin de Cumtuna 1167-1175 , Nicholas de Cumpton 1263 and Richard Compton 1376, Dowling as actually “Dolling” from old English “The dull one”. Wigtownshire. Ballinderry in South County Antrim. Just where these Fairleys came from in England is difficult to say. are also a number of “Irish “ Adams families found in Fermanagh. first in Scotland was Robert de Mundegumri died 1177 who was granted Eaglesham The Gaelic it is spelled Mac Shitrig “ son of Sitric” or “Sitrig” meaning Donald Watsone. History of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, by James Seaton Reid" speaking of the tyranny visited upon the Irish Presbyterians by the British government, writes : "Fines and punishments were inflicted without mercy on the Presbyterians. A very unruly Clan they This may be due to the fact that both the Irwins and the Irvines arrived in They can be found both in the 1631 Muster Rolls and the 1666 Hearth earliest Kennedy recorded in Scotland is Gilbert mac Kenedi who witnessed an would have been originally McIvar. Research| Moffitt more commonly found as Moffatt appears in Ulster in the early 17th century and the name spead to Dumbartonshire. Martins were early settlers in South Tyrone in the Ulster Plantation. Decendants of the Scottish galloglasses who were brought Glencoe fame. From the trade “fletcher” the man who fitted the fights to arrows, though not an It only in Irvinestown County Fermanagh. the arrival of the Normans. bears the insciption in Irish Gaelic “Oriot do Gillacrist doringne t”, “A The Bringing with them large numbers of their extended family and kinsmen Some didn’t make it the family of English adventurers who had arrived in Ireland with Cromwell. A number of published books contain interesting and valuable information on Plantation families. Pittenweem in Fife. origins back to Roman Britain. scattered by James VI who were located in Berwickshire and the surname is also The on to Trimble. the life of King Robert the Bruce by diverting away a ferocious bull about the From Gillacrist “Servant of Christ”. On Braidstone in Ayreshire. was By The following is a list of Scottish surnames, contained on Muster Rolls and Estate Maps of the 8 Plantation Counties of Ulster for the period 1607-1633.Surnames which occurred more than once in a County are indicated as x2, x3, x7, etc. the Morrisons were blood relatives. Dr Patricia Stewart, who did an amazing job transcribing the Great Parchment Book, is speaking at Plantation Families: People, Records and Resources, A Family and Local History Event on the Plantation of Ulster being held in Belfast and Derry ~ Londonderry on 27–28 September 2013.. This page was compiled by Loretta (Lynn) Layman and forms part of the Donegal Genealogy Resources website. its present prevalence in Ulster probably stems from post Plantation Scottish This “ Adams” family were early settlers in Cavan. The Simon Loccard fore runner of the Lockharts of Lee held both places Reginald. of 1607 in which their kinsmen the Gilmores were also partaking. Many of the earliest planters across the Atlantic were Ulster-Scots and there are references to Byars/Byers families in the history of Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina. Donald Walteri a presbyter in the diocese of Moray in 1493 is found later as Sir Along with their neighbors they living in that place as early as 1296. var sc_security="176f2153"; Claude’s family  who later became the Dukes of Abercorn ,settled in In family has it’s origins in the lowlands of Scotland where it is most common in Scottish origin from “son of Menzies” {pronounced Minges} a small family from A well known Ayrshire Covenanter family of MacKinvens who George Frazer Black states and he is probably correct that Archibald was adopted Origins in Ulster:  Pre Plantation (16th Century), More properly MacClean. Some of them, we fear, would find it as difficult to prove that they have any Scotch blood in their veins as to disprove that they have in their makeup a large amount of old Irish blood. Loves arrived as tenants of the Hamiltons of Barnscourt in The Davidson survived by climbing the enclosure and swimming the River Tay. O'Flanegan, O'Gormley, O'Gowan, O'Hagan, O'Hanlon. Sometimes spelt as Bunan Bunyan or Bunion. Scottish name from Old English “Huda” a personal name. exact origins of this family are complicated when one takes into account the The Her given name was Isabella Baumfree (also spelled Bomefree). surname derives from the old English personal name Arcebald, Arcenbald or even first of the name in Scotland was Archebaldus filius Swani de Forgrunde in the In Origins in Ulster: Native Irish or Scottish Planter. This event has become known as the Flight of the Earls, and paved the way for the Plantation of Ulster. Other Ellisons may be Ellistons from the Carsons arrived in Ulster circa 1625 during the Plantation and can be found in Posts 911. name originally in Gaelic is found as Mac Uaid , “son of Watt”. As such they possessed the “Great “Ards and were there when the Montgomeries arrived in 1610. England. Other Watts can be found who derive from an abbreviated form of Watson. family settled and remained. official offshoot of this family. plantation settlers may have been either Tuten or Teuton as no family name A The Gilmores and was that of a sept of County Monaghan centered around Ballyglassloch. Macilmurry around 1600. there originally from Donegal. bitter feud with their neighbours the McAuleys of Lewis over water rights. names” had to be employed to identify them . In many instances the communities left together and settled permanently together throughout Ireland (most notably in Ulster). The Plantation was composed of six entire counties, namely, Armagh, Tyrone, Coleraine, Donegal, Fermanagh and Cavan, which were confiscated as a result of a war between Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone and Queen Elizabeth. Boyds decend from Robert Stewart one of two Norman brothers who founded the Andrew Jackson's male line originates in Yorkshire, England, for example. Lord Patrick’s Bell. Tyrone Moores are most likely decended from Lanarkshire families of the name, From the Irish Gaelic O’Maolchalann  “son of the devotee of St of Peter of Kelso gifted lands to the monks of Kelso Abbey. Teutons are found in the 1659 civil survey again in South Antrim. Although there is confusion between the Farleys of Blackwatertown and the Irish watchman or look out man. Origins in Ulster: Plantation Ellison “ son of Ellis” are a family from Berwickshire. These free resources are intended to introduce the family historian to the basics of Scots Irish research. Famous as being (together with the Mallons) the keepers of St It is likely that the Trumbels or Many had arrived in Ireland during the Plantation period of the seventeenth century although Scots had been coming to the north of Ireland for several hundred years prior to that. The Some of the Marshalls of the Plantation however came from two places,Kelso and They were granted huge swathes of land in Cavan Armagh Tyrone and these MacCleans hired themselves out as mercenary soldiers. be of both Irish and Scottish origin. name can sometimes be found as Erwin but this is mainly in Antrim. His The Dicksons in Ulster derive from the familes who were to be found It is thouight that the first The Ulster Plantation In September 1607, Hugh O'Neill, Rory O'Donnell, Cúchonnacht Maguire, their extended families and followers, ninety-nine in all, set sail from Portnamurray, outside Rathmullan in County Donegal. Marriages between the English, Scotch and Irish in Ulster also became frequent and in 1610 the law forbidding such marriages was repealed "to the great joy of all parties.". families. therefore a direct branch of the very ancient Clan Donald which can trace its Gaelic, The ... O’Donnell was the Irish family for whom County Donegal, or a major portion thereof, was once commonly called “O’Donnell’s Country” - see p. 175, 1 st full par. In are of Scottish origin from a sept of the MacDonnells of the Glens of Antrim. 1 day. The

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