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Banane, Bane, Bawn, Kilbane


This name originates in England. However in Ireland the name White was used locally for many Irish people who had the elements ‘ban’ –white or ‘fionn’ – fair. The Whites settled in Ireland, in all provinces, throughout the centuries. Some recordings show as early as 1213. In Limerick in particular the name has long been associated with mayors and sheriffs.