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King
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  • Surname History:
    1. A variant of Ó cingeadh, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Descendant of cingeadh' (valiant). this surname belonged chiefly to westmeath, offaly, galway and clare. also written Ó cionga, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    3. Son of giolla ruadh' (red youth); the name of a fermanagh family, the head of which resided at ballymackilroy, in the parish of aghalurchur, near lough erne. in the 16th century, it was common in down, cavan, roscommon and offaly. it is sometimes erroneously translated king, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    4. A variant of mac fearadhaigh, which see. in the modern spoken language, this surname is sometimes corrupted to mac a' ríogh (son of the king) and accordingly anglicised king. see mag fhearadhaigh, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    5. Son of cú-riain' (rian's hound); extremely rare; sometimes 'translated' king on the erroneous supposition that it is derived from 'rígh,' a king. compare with mac conraoi, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    6. King; a corruption of mac conraoi, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Sources:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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