Fitzpatrick Histories

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mikefitz
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This is the place to discuss the histories of Fitzpatricks.
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In the Annals of Ireland the following entries may be of interest :

THE PART RELATING TO OSRAIGHE.

Mac Giolloaphatraic, and O'Cearbhaill, and O'Donnchadha, kings of Osraighe; O'Bruadair, and Mac Brain and O'Braonain, over the Three Truichas, i.e., the Clanns, and the Comar, and Ui-Eirc

THE PORTION WHICH RELATES TO THE PROVINCE OF ULSTER DOWN HERE, AND FIRST OF OILECH OF THE KINGS.

and Mag Fiachrach, over Cenel Feradhaigh.
Siol-Airnin, and Siol-Maoilfabhaill, and Clann-Cathmhaoil on the north side; the two tribes, the most noble of Cinel-Fer adhaigh, are Teallach-Maoilgeimhridh, and Teallach Maoilpatraic.

Teallach = tribe

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In a poem contained in the Annals the following includes :

he land not taken by their steeds,
Let us advance into Osraighe,
She has found with choice of every division,
The honor and nobility of Erin.

Three tribes are in its assembly,
The Clann Cearbhaill to excite her;
Leopards within under their lords,
Are the Clann Donnchadha of protecting shields.

The third tribe heard in the east,
Mac Giollaphatraic of the fine seat;
Noble fair-faced is the tribe
Of the residence of the head chieftain.





The two eastern septs are over every tribe,
In the high Cinel Fearadhaigh,
Teallach Maoilgeimhridh without theft,
And the white-fingered Teallach Maoilpatraig.



So one can deduce that there are at least two separate roots for the modern day anglicised version of the name Fitzpatrick .
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Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:17 pm

Good stuff, Matt.

I'm looking forward to hearing much more about your Ó Maol Phádraig research.

And I think there are likely to be more than two different roots for the modern name Fitzpatrick.
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