Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

Do you have any Anglo Norman surnames in your Irish Family Tree? Then join us now as we talk about some of these Irish surnames and follow the Norman trail all the way back to Ireland.

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Anglo Norman Surnames – Following the Norman Trail to Ireland (#402)

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Episode Summary:

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 2 of the Letter from Ireland Show.

Join us on this episode of the Letter from Ireland show as we look at the influence of the Normans on Irish surnames and families – we then take off for Wales where we visit just some of the castles where many of the originators of various Irish surnames in Ireland were born and bred.

If you have any of the following Irish names in your family tree, then you will be really interested in this episode:

Archdeacon/Cody, Aylward, Barrett, Barron, Barry, Bermingham, Blake, Bluitt, Bonds, Bourke, Brannagh, Brett, Brew, Britt, Britton, Brown, Browne, Bryan, Burke, Butler, Campion, Cantillon, Cantwell, Carew, Chambers, Clare, Codd, Cody, Cogan, Colfer, Comerford, Condon, Cooney, Courcey, Crosbie, Crozier, Cullen, Cummiskey, Cusack, D’Arcy, Dalton, Darcy, Day, Dillon, Fagan, Field, Fitzgerald, Fitzgibbon, Fitzhenry, Fitzsimmons, Fitzsimons, Fitzstephens, Fleming, Flemming, Francis, French, Furlong, Gibbons, Grace, Griffin, Griffith, Hackett, Hays/Hayes, Hussey, Jordan, Joyce, Keating, Lacey, Lawless, Liston, Logan, Lovett, Lucey, Lynch, Lyons, Marshall, Martin, McQuillan, Molyneux, Morris, Morrissey, Nagle/Nangle, Nugent, Plunkett, Power/Powers, Prendergast, Prior, Punch, Purcell, Redmond, Rice, Roach/Roche, Roberts, Rochford, Russell, Savage, Sinnott, Wade, Wall, Walsh/Welsh, White, Wolfe, Wyse, Stapleton, Stephens,Talbot and Tyrrell.

The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).

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  • Skip Jepson says:

    Would , Jepson, be a surname?

  • Mary Ann says:

    My g-grandfather’s surname was Ferry from Donegal. Where does it originate from?
    Mary Ann

  • Irene says:

    I so enjoyed the magazine, I have Garretty in my family tree, also Power.

    • carina says:

      Hi Irene,
      The magazine is a great way to share our Irish Heritage and we have fun putting it together for Green Room members and friends.
      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Athena M. Walker says:

    My grandfather was a Fleming. Where are the Fleming’s located in Ireland?

  • Crystal N Koch says:

    Thank you so much! So informative! My Grandfather’s surname on my Mom’s side is Blake. No wonder my DNA came back with so much Norwegian!

  • Alma Wolff says:

    Very interesting, thank you! I’m adopted and didn’t find out till I was 57. My adoption was private and consequently I have very little information about my ancestry. I was told I had an Irish family with the name of Toot but was never able to find anything due to incorrect spelling. Once I tried Tuite I was able to find a lot more info. Most of my ancestors came from County Leinster and still live there.

  • Sandra Stanley says:

    My DNA stated my ancestors from the Emery/Amery Family were Normans, but the name is not in your list. I’d like to know if the Nethery Family were Anglo-Normans, too. Could be anything from NeAthery, Neddery to Niddry and variations in between. Derived from Nether which means ‘lower’ or ‘under’

  • Les says:

    My family surname is Casto, and even now my DNA testifies that my ancestors came from Ireland.
    Originally three brothers entered America possibly as far back as the 1600’s.
    Any ties anyone could find are Greatly appreciated.
    I was told once that Casto could have come from Costello ❓❓

  • Patricia B Shea says:

    My father’s name was William Stephenson and his father James died in Galway at the age of 26 in 1909. His family was from Fermanagh. I’m trying to find out if there are any Stephenson families left in the area.

  • […] time went on, the Normans arrived. They used the existing names and naming systems for many of the towns, castles and baronies they […]

  • Marie Clarke says:

    My maiden name ws Tyrrell and I was told it was a Irish so I don’t really know what part of Ireland it originated from