Lee - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

AuthorPadraig Mac Giolla-Domhnaigh
Date1923
SourceSome Anglicised Surnames in Ireland
Section

Lee—This name is the anglicised form of three or more Irish sept names. The O'Lees (O'Laidhigh) of Galway, who were located in two districts in that County, were Doctors to the O'Flahertys. Another sept of the name was located in Munster. Another physician sept, Mac An Leagha, was located on the borders of the English Pale, anglicising the name also to Leigh. The N.E. Ulster name is of Scottish origin and of the Mac An Leigh, the physician sept in Dumbarton Co. who have assumed the name of M'Clay and Livingstone.

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