Nish - Anglicised Surnames in Ireland

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

Nish—This name is the anglicised form of McNish (Mac Naois) and was a sept of the McGregors. It is found in Scotland, Ulster, and in the Isle of Man. Other forms of this name are McAnish, Mannis, Mannice, Meneice, M'Neice, and McNeece and also M'Creesh (Mac Raois), this latter form being an example of the interchange of "N" to "R" in the language of Ulster and that spoken in former times in Galloway. Mac Neice was Governor of the Glens of Antrim under the MacDonnells.

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