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anglicized form Anglo-Norman Antrim Armagh associated Bibl branch Cavan Clare name cognate counties Derry devotee of St distinct septs Donegal Dublin east Ulster English origin English toponymic erenagh erenagh family fairly numerous Fermanagh form of Mac formerly found in Ulster fourteenth century Gaelic form Ireland Irish Irish form Kildare Kilkenny Leinster Leitrim Leix Limerick Longford Louth Mac Giolla mainly found Map Clare Map Cork Map Donegal Map Galway Map Mayo Meath mediaeval mid-seventeenth century Monaghan Munster name belongs name found name in Ireland north Connacht north Tipperary north-east Ulster numerous in Ulster occasional synonym occasional variant Offaly onym Oriel personal name place-name Plantation of Ulster prefix Mac prominent rare name Roscommon Scottish clan Scottish name Scottish toponymic sixteenth century Sligo sometimes spelt teenth century thirteenth century Thomond Tyrone Ui Fiachrach Ui Maine Ulster name usually variant spelling Waterford west Cork Westmeath Wexford Woulfe gives Woulfe says