Mac Conchoille - Irish Names and Surnames

Rev Patrick Woulfe
1923

Mac CONCHOILLE, Mac CONCHOILLEADH—IVM'Ancoyllew, M'Inchelly, M'Enkelly, and now, by 'translation,' Woods and Cox; 'son of Cú-choille(adh)' (hound of the wood); a scattered surname, chiefly in use in Derry and Tyrone, Wicklow and Wexford, Cork and Limerick, but now everywhere disguised under the anglicised forms of Woods and Cox, the latter form being due to its similarity to 'coileach,' a cock.

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