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In his frequently-cited Special Report on Surnames in Ireland (1909), Robert E. Matheson published a list of the 27 commonest surnames in County Cork, based on their incidence in the index of births for 1890.
With several exceptions (O'Brien, O'Connor, O'Neill), these are all surnames of County Cork 'origin', but it should be noted that only 12 of the 27 do not occur among the commonest surnames in at least one other county. While there has been no systematic modern study undertake...
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