INNELL, Ui Neill, O'Neill?
- was ~ Re: INNELL, Innel, Ennel.
Came across the following - can anybody help?
from an - "index, with identifications, to the Gaelic names of places
and tribes, University College Cork" -
< d. inelle / Inell Chraibdech, at Beluch Gabrain and at D. I., Ll.
I have written to the site.
'd' stands for 'daire' and means oak or oak wood (trees), so maybe a
place-name? I had a look at some of the Gaelic
and these are my thoughts -
" d. inelle / Inell Chraibdech, at Beluch Gabrain ... "
* Meaning of inelle/Inell unknown [phonetic = INNELL?]
*'Chraibdech' means something like 'credence'
*'Beluch Gabrain' is the modern road which passes through Gowran, in
So it looks as if there was a 'Faith Wood' near Gowran, during the
Middle Ages? Perhaps it was named after an O'Neill - I have seen many
instances of the surname rendered ~
also, "clann Nell" and "Clainne Nell"
any ideas on this, please?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "m6" <megalith6@...>
> I'm looking for the origin of this name ( - maiden of paternal
> 'Innell' is an Irish-Gaelic word meaning
> variously 'prepared', 'engine'; it also appears in the Irish Tale
> of 'The Tain'.
> But this is as far as I can go. I'd be interested to hear from
> Innells & anybody else, concerning the origin & meaning of this
> fascinating surname.