AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Ó TOMHNAIR—IIO Toner, Toner; 'descendant of Tomhrar' (a Norse personal name); older form Ó Tomhrair; the name of a family of Cinel Eoghain who were seated near Lough Swilly, in Co. Donegal, where they built the church which was called from them Cill Ó dTomhrair, now anglicised Killodonnell; still common in Ulster. Ó Tomhnra (which see) is a variant.

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