The Surnames of County Mayo

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The 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.

Here we see a beautiful picture of Achill Island in the sunshine – imagine that!

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!


  1. Don’t forget the surname Gill! Thanks!

    • Patricia Murphy-Zezelic says:

      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.

  2. Kate Fandetti says:

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

  3. Mary Cunningham says:

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

  4. Michelle Peterson says:

    Don’t forget Mahony. Thanks!

  5. Roberta Robinson says:

    Missing one for my family, please add Prendigast.

  6. Chris Radek says:

    I have many Reddington’s from Mayo. Thanks.

  7. Patrice Houck Schadt says:

    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.

  8. Patricia Hale Webb says:

    Is the surname “Hale” from County Mayo?

  9. Pamela Marney says:

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

  10. Margaret Geraghty says:

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

  11. Maureen Goins says:

    Hoban and Morrison

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

  13. Eileen Flynn says:

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

  14. Karen O'Malley says:

    How about the Garreys?

  15. Don’t forget Ansbro they are my relatives from Mayo

  16. Sandra Belkofer says:

    Martin Family from near castlebar

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

  18. Karen Caron says:

    Please add Gaughan and Walton.
    Thank You.

  19. Please add Swift and Monnelly surnames.

  20. David Cassells says:

    Layng, Beatty, Landers

  21. Tom Malone says:

    Don’t forget Malone

  22. Jackie Bain says:

    Please add Casey and Conroy. Thanks!

  23. Kersten Conway says:


  24. Please add Dolan- Thanks

  25. Reaney/Rainey

  26. marianmcmanamon says:

    Hello, can you add the Ludden name.

  27. Catherine Smith says:

    Please add the surnames. Kenny, Bermingham
    Thank you

  28. Julie Plant (Nee Bermingham) says:

    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.

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

  30. How about Breslin. :-)

  31. George Davis says:

    Please add Kilcoyne from Murrevagh, Mulranny, Ireland.

  32. George Davis says:

    Also Caine from the same.

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

  34. Patsy Riggs says:

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

  35. Colleen Ivey says:

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

  36. grace sullivan says:

    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.

    • 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 :)

  37. 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.

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

    • 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.

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

  40. Glen Francis says:

    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

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