Atlas of Family Names in Ireland

The “Atlas of Family Names in Ireland” is a very interesting new project.

The researchers have transcribed all the names from Petty’s 1659 census of Ireland. They are now in the process of mapping the current distribution of Irish family names in order to assess their geographical expansion, and the role of migration and urbanisation. The long-term intention is to produce a book though it seems that they still have some way to go. Full details of the project can be found here:

You can see a full list of names from Petty’s 1659 census here:

About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough
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