Irish Surnames

Origin & Meaning of Irish Surnames

Although many of the most common surnames or family names in Ireland have a history that stretches back to our Celtic ancestors, quite a few are not of Gaelic origin …

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Irish Surnames of Gaelic Origin

A majority, though a small one, of Irish surnames are of Gaelic origin. Many are now used primarily in their Anglicized form or have been subtlety changed in translation to …

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Irish Surnames of Viking Origin

Among the surnames found in Ireland which date to the time of Norse or Viking invasions are fairly rare ones like Dromgoole and Trant, but also commoner ones such as …

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Norman & Anglo-Norman Surnames

The second most common set of Irish surnames are those of Norman, Welsh-Norman or Anglo-Norman origin. Although names like Fitzgerald and Tobin now seem very much Irish names, they are actually …

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Huguenot & Palatine Names in Ireland

Surnames found in Ireland which date to time in the 16th and 17th centuries when French Huguenots or German Palatines fleeing religious persecution in their home countries came to Ireland. While …

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English Surnames in Ireland

Given that the English have been coming to Ireland one way or another for centuries, and the proximity of the two countries, it is not surprising that a good number …

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Irish Surnames A-B

Surnames from Ireland beginning with the letters A and B, from Aherne to Byrne …

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Irish Surnames C

Surnames from Ireland beginning with the letter C, from Cahill to Cusack …

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Irish Surnames D

Surnames from Ireland beginning with the letter D, from Daly to Dunne …

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Irish Surnames E-G

Surnames from Ireland beginning with the letters E, F and G, from Egan to Guinness …

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Irish Surnames H-J

A list of Irish surnames beginning with the letters H and J, from Hagan to Joyce …

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Irish Surnames K-L

A list of Irish surnames beginning with the letters K and L, from Kavanagh to Lyons …

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