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MacLaughlin, Mac Lochlainn

A Gaelic surname meaning descendant of Lochlainn, which personal name probably meant ‘Viking’.

The sept was named for Lochlainn of whom it is said was killed by his own people in 1023.

The leading sept of the Cineál Eoghain and of the northern Uí Néill until displaced by ó Neill. Their territory was Inishowen, the original territory of the Cineál Eoghain.

The Mac Lochlainn provided eleven Kings of the Cineál Eoghain and two High Kings of Ireland between 1061 and 1241.

In 1090 Domhnall established himself as High King and in 1149 Muirchertagh assumed the High Kingship.

The last Mac Lochlainn King of Tír Eoghain was Domhnall who was killed at the Battle of Cam Eirghe by the combined forces of the ó Neill and ó Domhnaill.

After their defeat by ó Neill in 1241 their power fell into decline and they were displaced as lords of Inishowen by the ó Dochartaigh who were a Cineál Chonaill sept.

They are most numerous in the Inishowen peninsula of Donegal and the City of Derry.

My Mother was Ena McLaughlin, her parents were Con and Hannah Barr, Con's parents were Henry and Frances Doherty, Henry's parents were John and Kathleen Doherty, and John's Father was Henry born sometime in the 1700's. If anyone can take it back furthet I will be glad to hear from them.

A branch settled in Mayo in the seventeenth century.

A sept appears to have existed in Leitrim, who were followers of ó Ruairc (O’Rourke).

In 1890, MacLaughlin was the twenty-first most numerous surname and the estimated number of bearers was 17,500, and the surname was principally found in Antrim, Donegal and Derry.

The surname McLoughlin was chiefly found in Dublin and scattered throughout Ireland.

In the United States McLaughlin is the 440th most numerous surname with an estimated 71,500 bearers. It is numerous in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

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Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 Evolution of Irish surnames 4

Chapter 3 Anglicisation of Irish surnames 6

Chapter 4 Surname groups 10

Chapter 5 Distribution and frequency of surnames 13

Hundred most numerous surnames in Ireland 17

Chapter 6 Surnames in England, Wales and Scotland 18

Hundred most numerous surnames in England and Wales 22

Hundred most numerous surnames in Scotland 23

Chapter 7 Surnames in the United States 24

Most numerous Irish surnames in United States 25

Thousand most numerous surnames in United States 30

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Chapter 7 Additional Genealogical Records 21

Chapter 8 National Library of Ireland 37

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Chapter 10 Public Records Office, Belfast 47

Chapter 11 Offices of the Registrar-General’s 50

Chapter 12 Registry of Deeds 53

Chapter 13 Other Repositories of Records 55

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Chapter 15 Hundred most numerous surnames 70

Chapter 16 Keeping family records 73



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