|Author:||Domhnall (guest, 22.214.171.124)|
|Date:||May 22, 2004 at 9:15:08 PM|
|Reply to:||Delaney by Hannah M.|
I'm afraid I'm just going to muddy the waters.
MacLysaght's "Surnames of Ireland" (which I trust rather implicitly) derives Delaney as an Anglicized form of Ó Dubhshláinne. The rootwords are 'dubh' meaning 'black' and possibly 'Sláine' as in the river Slaney. This particular surname originates in Counties Leix and Kilkenny.
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