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Ballymacarron, County Down

Origin

Ir. Baile Mhic Cearáin/Ciaráin ‘McCarron’s townland or settlement’

Background

Ballymacarron is in the north-east corner of Killyleagh parish, on the coast of Strangford Lough, north of Ringdufferin.  There is little variation in the historical spellings. Mac Cearáin anglicised MacCarron  is ‘an old surname in Donegal and Derry’, related to Mac Ciaráin (also anglicised McCarron etc) ‘an old Donegal surname’ (Woulfe 330, 331).

References

KM, 2009

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballinaccarran1605Inq. Ult. (Down) $1 Jac. I
Ballymacoran otherwise BallyMcCarran1624CPR Jas I 587b
Bally Mac Carran1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 58
Bally Mac Carron1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 59
Ballycarron al. Ballynecroghed1636Inq. Ult. (Down) $75 Car. I
Ballemacoran1645Inq. Ult. (Down) $104 Car. I
Ballemacarran1661BSD 63
Ballemaccoran1662Inq. Ult. (Down) $23 Car. II
Barony
Dufferin
Parish
Killyleagh
Parish in 1851
Killyleagh
Townland
None
Place name ID
12343
Place name type
T