Descendants of 'unknown' CONNORS (to contribute information, please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com)

First Generation


1. 'unknown' CONNORS died in probably Co. Limerick.

MANY THANKS GO TO JER KENNELLY OF KNOCKANURE, CO. KERRY FOR ALL HIS HELP WITH MY O'CONNOR RESEARCH AND WITH MY NORTH KERRY RESEARCH IN GENERAL.

The O'Connor surname is very common in all areas of Ireland, especially in counties Kerry, Limerick and Cork. The name is derived from the Irish 'O Conchubhair' from the first name, 'Conchubhair', meaning, perhaps, 'lover of hounds'. There were five septs: in Connaught (O'Connor Don), Offaly, north Clare, Keenaght in Co. Derry, and Kerry. In Kerry, the O'Connors were chiefs of a large territory in the north of the county. The Norman invasions displaced them further north to the Limerick border where they retained much of their power until the seventeenth century. Today the descendants of these O'Connors are by far the most numerous of all the descendants of the original septs.

He had the following children.

+ 2 M i 'unknown' CONNORS (male) died.
+ 3 M ii 'unknown' CONNORS (male) died.

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