King - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
|Author||Padraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh|
|Source||Some Anglicised Surnames in Ireland|
King—This name is the anglicised form of about four Irish sept names and some Scottish names.
First the names McAree, Mac An-Ree and Muckaree have been anglicised King (Mac A' Raoi).
In the districts surrounding Oughterard, Co. Galway, the name Cunree (O'Conraoi), and Connery (Mac Conraoi) in Co. Kerry; O'Cionga in King's Co., Westmeath, and adjoining counties, have respectively anglicised King. One of the latter sept, the O'Cingas, was a witness to the old Irish Deed between Mac Geoghegan and "The Fox" O'Catherney. In Orghiall and the more Southern parts of Ulster the Connerys (Mac Conraoi) have, in many cases assumed the name of King.