Cody/Walsh of Kilvemnon (Mullinahone), Co Tipperary

The Cody/Walsh family - John Cody and Anastasia Walsh - lived in Poulacapple townland, Kilvemnon civil parish (Mullinahone R.C. church parish), County Tipperary, Ireland. Mullinahone is in eastern Tipperary near the border of County Kilkenny about half-way between Fethard, Co Tipperary and Callan, Co Kilkenny.

Three sons left the home farm for other pastures, some more distant than others. Son Patrick Cody (1830-1903) moved 32-kilometers (20-miles) west-north-west to Clogher civil parish (Clonoulty R.C. church parish), County Tipperary. The other two sons emigrated Ireland, son John (1835-????) to Australia and son Edward (1828-1907) to the United States. Both emigrees married after leaving Ireland and had issue.

Cody surname

The origins of the Cody surname are unusual. After the Norman invasion of the 12th century, some members of a Norman family named Archdeacon settled in County Kilkenny. They were descended from Odo le Ercedekne. Later, this family took the surname of MacOda, meaning son of Odo, now anglicized as Cody or Coady. [from Irish Names and Surnames by Rev. Patrick Woulfe, Irish Genealogical Foundation 1992 (reprint)]