The Irish Merediths

Carlow Merediths

The Carlow Merediths

The earliest recorded Meredith ancestor in Carlow was Christopher Meredith, whose marriage to Mary Snead in 1740 was recorded in the register of Tullow Church of Ireland. He does not appear to have been from Tullow parish, and it is not known whether he was born in Co. Carlow, or even in Ireland.

The county of Carlow adjoins several other counties in which Merediths were resident during the mid-18th century, but y-DNA analysis of a single Carlow descendant suggests that there is no common ancestor in historical times with the other family lines documented on this website.

A branch of the Carlow family line was established in Dublin in the 19th century, and there are descendants in Ireland, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

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The names of specific persons in this Family Line can be found in the Surname Index.

The family history can also be explored through different types of chart:

  • an Indented Chart and a Box Chart that show the relationships and family groups visually. Each name on the charts is linked to a separate biographical page for that person.
  • a Dropline Chart and a Fan Chart that show the descendancy on a single page, but with the names not linked to biographical entries.

A Schematic Diagram shows the connections between the various Meredith Family Lines documented on this website, and their possible connections back to Wales.

The two types of chart and the schematic diagrams can be accessed directly from any page on the website by means of the Charts menu item and its sub-items.

Acknowledgement: Most of the information about this family line has been compiled from the original research on the Meredith Family Ireland website