Subject: Re: meaning of Céadach
Author: Jim Young   (guest)
Date: September 14, 2007 at 11:44:27 AM
Reply to: meaning of Céadach by genis
"Kedagh,Céadach m[ale] a well-used name in the later Middle Ages. Its meaning is unclear, but it may come from a word for 'first', or a word meaning 'hundred'". Julia Cresswell, "Irish First Names".
Edward MacLysaght, discussing the surname Keady ("Surnames of Ireland") writes "Céadach was a personal name (from céad, hundred) popular with the O'Mores of Leix with whom the MacKeadys were associated."
Interesting to see an early (pre-surnames)instance of the name.
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