Ó Cnáimhsighe - Irish Names and Surnames

AuthorRev Patrick Woulfe
Date1923
SourceIrish Names and Surnames

Ó CNÁIMHSIGHE—IO Cnawsie, O Knawsie, O Crashie, Kneafsey, Neaphsey, Neecy, Cramsie, Crampsey, &c., and, by 'translation,' Boner, Bonner, &c.; 'descendant of Cnáimhseach' (a woman's name, corresponding to Cnáimhín); a Donegal surname; now also in Mayo, often corrupted to Ó Cráimhsighe. It is one of our very few metronymic surnames.

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