The Surnames of County Mayo

County Mayo My Ancestral HomeThe surnames of County Mayo.

Here are the County Mayo surnames in the family trees of our Readers. Is your County Mayo surname here? If not, just let me know in the comments section below and I’ll add it.

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The names we have are:

Bailey Barrett Begley Bird Blackburn Bloxham Bourke Boylan Brannick Brennan Burke Cadden Canavan Carney Carolan Caufield Clarke Coleman Conlon Connolly Connor Conway Coyne Crean Cuff Culbreath Cullina Cummings Cunningham Davies Davitt Devor Donlon Donnelly Dougherty Duffy Dulin

Earley Early Fallon Fee Feeley Feerick Fitzpatrick Flanagan Flannigan Flynn Ford Forster Foster Gallagher Garvin Gavaghan Gavin Geraghty Gibbons Gormley Gough Granahan Greeley Hall Halligan Haney Harrington Hart Hastings Healy Heneghan Henehan Henry Hickey

Higgins Huane Hurst Igoe Jordan Joyce Judge Kane Kavanagh Keane Keenan Kelly Kerrigan Kilbane Kilroy Kneafsey Lally Larrisey Lavelle Leonard Levy Linsky Loftus Lyden Malley Maloney McCauley McDonagh McDonald McDonnell McEvoy McGibbon McGinty

McGowan McGreal McGuigan McHale McMenamin McMonagle McNicholas McNulty McQuaide Millet Molloy Monahan Moore Moran Morley Mortimer Mullaney Mullen Mulligan Munnelly Murphy Murray Naughton Nellany Nolan O’Brien O’Donnell O’Hora O’Malley

O’Toole Parker Patterson Plover Quinn Radigan Regan Riley Ruane Rush Ryan Sands Scully Sheeran Sheerin Smith Stenson Sweeney Tarpey Tighe Treacy Walsh

Thats a lot of names for just one county!

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  • Wini

    Don’t forget the surname Gill! Thanks!

    • Patricia Murphy-Zezelic

      Could you please add the surname MULROY to your list. I have Family Tree on and I have several ancestors from the Foxford, Straid area. My gr-gr-grandparents (Michael and Honoria MULROY) are buried in the Strade Abbey Cemetery.
      Thank you so much.

      • Mike

        Name added Patricia :)

    • Donna Turner

      Please add Reaney.

  • Kate Fandetti

    Roche/Roach and McAndrews…………..thanks

  • Mary Cunningham

    Don’t forget the Thomas surname. There are clusters of this surname in the Errew / Ballyheane area of Castlebar.

  • Michelle Peterson

    Don’t forget Mahony. Thanks!

  • Roberta Robinson

    Missing one for my family, please add Prendigast.

  • Chris Radek

    I have many Reddington’s from Mayo. Thanks.

  • Patrice Houck Schadt

    I have Hallinan, Ferguson and Durkin. I also have a casual interest into Kneafsey. Michael Kneafsey married Margaret Hallinan, a sister of my great grandmother, Ellen Hallinan Bagley.

  • Patricia Hale Webb

    Is the surname “Hale” from County Mayo?

    • Mike

      It is indeed Patricia :)

  • Pamela Marney

    Hello! MARNEY can be added to your list. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Name added Pamela :)

  • Margaret Geraghty

    Could you please add GARVEY (my line are from Brownstown/Coolylaughnan, looks like they left the area and disappeared by about 1880). Thanks

    • Mike

      Name added Margaret :)

  • Maureen Goins

    Hoban and Morrison

    • Mike

      Names added Maureen :)

  • Nuala King

    Don’t forget three great Mayo names, Brett, Cunnane and Sheridan. Thanks.

    • Mike

      Names added Nuala :)

  • Eileen Flynn

    My ggrandmother is a Cassidy and she lived in Charlestown, County Mayo. Thanks for putting this list together.

    • Barbara

      Eileen – my husband’s grandfather was Patrick Cassidy b, 1854. Family lores says he was from Mayo but I have found no records. He had 4 sisters Mary, Beatrice, Ellen and Catherine. Their parents were Patrick and Mary Doherty Cassidy. Would they be related to you?

    • Mike

      Name added to list Eileen :)

  • Karen O’Malley

    How about the Garreys?

    • Mike

      Name added to list Karen :)

  • http://Facebook Angela Fenwick

    Don’t forget Ansbro they are my relatives from Mayo

    • Mike

      Name added Angela :)

  • Sandra Belkofer

    Martin Family from near castlebar

  • Kerryn

    Can you please add Durkin, Hurst, McEvey, Vahey, Vahy? Thank you!

    • Mike

      Names addedd Kerryn :)

  • Karen Caron

    Please add Gaughan and Walton.
    Thank You.

    • Mike

      Names added Karen :)

  • Marie Higgins Ippolito

    Please add Swift and Monnelly surnames.

    • Mike

      Names added Mary :)

  • David Cassells

    Layng, Beatty, Landers

    • Mike

      Names added David. :)

  • Tom Malone

    Don’t forget Malone

    • Mike

      Not forgotten – name added Tom :)

  • Jackie Bain

    Please add Casey and Conroy. Thanks!

    • Mike

      Names added Jackie :)

  • Kersten Conway


    • Mike

      You’re welcome Kersten :)

  • AAnne

    Please add Dolan- Thanks

    • Mike

      Name added Anne :)

  • Ciaran


    • Mike

      Names added Ciaran :)

  • marianmcmanamon

    Hello, can you add the Ludden name.

    • Mike

      Name added Maria :)

  • Catherine Smith

    Please add the surnames. Kenny, Bermingham
    Thank you

    • Mike

      Names now added Catherine :)

  • Julie Plant (Nee Bermingham)

    My maiden name was Bermingham descending from John Richard Bermingham born in Co. Mayo around 1820. Some Trees note his father as Henry and a death certificate has his place of birth beginning with Ball which we now believe likely to be Ballinrobe He was in Australia and married Mary O’Hara, around 1849. Mary was an Irish orphan girl who went to Melbourne on the Lady Kennaway and born in Crossmolina.

    • Mike

      Thanks for sharing Julie – names now added :)

  • Patricia Chambers Brumm

    My ancestors include Chambers, Callaghan and more distantly Daly and Carey. These families were from County Mayo.

    • Mike

      Names now added Patricia :)

  • Chelsea

    How about Breslin. :-)

    • Mike

      Name now added to Mayo Chelsea :)

  • George Davis

    Please add Kilcoyne from Murrevagh, Mulranny, Ireland.

    • Mike

      Names added George :)

  • George Davis

    Also Caine from the same.

  • Maureen

    My Grandfather was James Hyland from Castlebar and my grandmother was
    Delia Roach(e) also from Castlebar. They both appear in the 1911 census

    • Mike

      Names added Maureen :)

  • Patsy Riggs

    Is the Baxley name a change from Bailey? Where did they originate?

    • Mike

      I’m not familiar with the name Baxley Patsy – can you tell us a little more of what you know? Mike.

  • Colleen Ivey

    There are also Caseys in County Mayo, in Derry, Owenbrin, Cappaghduff District.
    Thank you for such tremendous research!

    • Mike

      You’re welcome Colleen. :) Mike.

  • grace sullivan

    my let name is Sullivan. it was O’Sullivan but my ancestors changed it after they came to america from county mayo. i think Sullivan should definitely be up there.

    • Mike

      Hi Grace – these are the names of our readers and the counties their ancestors came from. Yours is the first Sullivan from Mayo – so now its up there :)

  • delores

    could you add Williams,and Lane? Hickey I found they were from County Meath,Ireland.Way back in time there Williams may have been spelled differently,and Lane could of spelled different too,cause my Williams came on ship from Londonderry,Ireland,and Lane from Ulster,Ireland.Hope it was ok to send you this much out.

    • Mike

      Hi Delores – names now added! Mike.

  • Mary Ann

    Patterson was the Surname of my grandmother’s father and her grandfather’s to I believe

    • Mike

      Hi Mary Ann – lots of Pattersons all around the counties of Ulster. When found in Mayo it is usually another version of the Gaelic Irish name Cussane. Mike.

  • Eileen

    Please add HOPE – my ancestors from Mayo immigrated ca 1854 to Pennsylvania.

    • Mike

      Hi Eileen – added. Mike.

  • Glen Francis

    Please add Friel and Freil to the surname list from Letterbrock County Mayo, which is near Westport at the foot of the “Reak”. This is where my mother is from. Glen

    • Mike

      Hi Glen – added. Mike.

  • Catherine Caffrey

    Please add Cafferty- from Rathmore, Crossmolina, North Mayo. My ancestor Martin was christened there in 1833. His mother’s name was Catherine Murphy – I see you already have Murphy. Thank you!

    • Mike

      Hi Catherine – I have now added your names to our list for use on future posts and articles and on Mayo! Mike.

  • Marie Stephenson

    wasn’t the name O’Dubhda from Mayo? or was it Sligo?

    • Mike

      Hi Marie – yes, it was originally (O’Dowd) from Sligo. Mike.

  • Casey

    We came from Mayo County in 1845 – a widow and 3 or 4 sons. Our name is McGrayel but at least three other spellings have been printed in US newspapers ( McGrail, Mc Greal, McGrayle, McGroyal).

    • Mike

      Hi Casey – I have now added your McGrayel to our list for Mayo. The different spellings can be confusing but at least all of these spellings sound the same (almost). Mike.

  • Tracy

    There is a Tucker’s Lough outside of Castlebar, and a Tucker Street, in Castlebar itself. In fact, I believe the Taoiseach has his constituent office on Tucker Street.

    Please add the Tuckers to the list of distinguished names of Co. Mayo.

    Thank you…!!!

    • Mike

      Tracy – you are a source of rare and valuable information! Now added to Mayo. Mike.

  • Kathy P

    Hi Mike,
    You can add Pue to that list! Thanks and wonderful update!! Love it! Great work to you and Carina!
    Enjoy your weekend and tea.

    • Mike

      Thanks Kathy – now added. Mike.

  • Paul

    Please add O’Rourke to the surnames of Co.Mayo. My gr.Grandfather came from Annagh nr. Ballyhaunis. though I believe the name originates from Leitrim/Sligo.

    • Mike

      Hi Paul – your O’Rourke now added to Mayo. O’Rourkes were originally lords of Leitrim (or as it was called Breffni). Mike.

  • Debby

    Please add KENNEDY to the list. My ancestors came from Upper & Lower Barnhill area in Lacken. I’ve hit a wall taking they back before Patrick Kennedy (born 1785) and his descendants who remained in Ireland.

    • Mike

      Hi Debby – Kennedy now on our Mayo list. Mike.

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  • http://youririshheritage Teresa Nestor

    The name Nestor very popular in Mayo! Galway now!

  • collins

    The name Collins ~ North Mayo ~ Ballycastle