Mac Conraoi - Irish Names and Surnames

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Mac CONRAOI—IVM'Conrie, M'Conry, Mac-an-Ree, Conree, Cunree, Conry, Conroy, and, by 'translation,' King; 'son of Cúraoi' (hound of the plain, or of battle); the name of a family, said to be of Dalcassian origin, who were anciently lords of Dealbna Thire-da-locha, in the barony of Moycullen, between Loch Corrib and Galway Bay, where they are still numerous. The name was also common in Kerry and Limerick; but both in Munster and Connacht it is now usually mistranslated King, owing to the erroneous belief that it is derived from 'rígh,' a king, and that the Irish form is Mac an Ríogh, 'son of the king.'

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