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Ballymaconnell, County Down

Origin

Ir. Baile Mhic Dhónaill ‘McConnell’s townland’

Background

As MacLysaght (1985, 54) points out, the surname Mac Connell is very common in Antrim, Down and Tyrone.  It can usually be traced back to Irish Mac Dhónaill earlier Mac Dhomhnaill.  A number of other mac-surnames contain an initial d aspirated and these too give rise to anglicized forms beginning with c.  For example, Mac Dhonnchaidh, which is anglicized Mc Conaghy, Mc Conkey etc, and Mac Dhaibhéid, from which emanate Mc Cavitt, Mc Kevitt etc.

References

Hannan R. J. (1992): Place-Names of Northern Ireland vol. 2 p. 155

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Ballemaconmel1603Ex. Inq. (Dn) 2 Jac. I
Ballemcconnell1605CPR Jas I 38a
Ballemcconnell1605CPR Jas I 72b
Ballimackonnill1605Inq. Ult. (Down) §2 Jac I
Ballimaconnell1618CPR Jas I 326a

Ballymaconnell al Bally-M'Conyle

1623Ham. Copy Inq. [1623] xxx
Ba: mac Connell1625cRaven Map Clandeboye 14, 15

Balle M'Connell or Balle M'Koneile

1630Ham. Patent [1630] xi
Ballemaconell al. Ballemackonill1644Inq. Ult. (Down) §104 Car I
Bally McConnell1659cCensus 1659 93

Ballymccconnell

1661BSD 91

Ballym'Connell

1663Sub. Roll Down 281
Ballymaconnell1681Ham. Copy Rental 110
Ballymaconnell1810Wm. Map (OSNB) No. 54
Ballymaconnell1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) No. 54

Baile Mic Conaill "Mac Connell's town"

1834cJ O'D (OSNB) No. 54
Barony
Ards Lower
Parish
Bangor
Parish in 1851
Bangor
Townland
None
Place name ID
17408
Place name type
T