Hey, is it legal to use an image found on the internet? I want y'all to see what I have discovered with the help of a nephew so far in my early geneaology search for these ancestors. I haven't unearthed much else because the Kilbanes from County Mayo are an illusive lot. We are going to Ireland next June and will stop at Achil Island, which is the origin of our branch of Kilbanes. We have an ancestor born in 1785 on the island, but don't know in which village, but we will stop while in Ireland. Seems that there are 37 households of Kilbanes there currently so perhaps one of them can help us. It seems that our branch of the family left during the potato famine. I've learned quite a bit about Ireland since I started on this research journey but it is VERY time consuming. PS. If you know any Kilbanes, have them contact me!!
The name Kilbane is derived from the Gaelic Mac Giolla Bhain sept who were of the 'Ui Fiachrach' in Ireland. They were located in North Connaught Province and especially in County Sligo and can still be found there in some numbers to this very day.
Linking to ABC WEDNESDAY and Irish Surnames