Solving The Mystery of Irish Surnames – Two Examples (#723)
We take two very different Irish surnames and use them to illustrate the sometimes simple - and sometimes unlikely - evolution of the surnames into their present form. Also, we have lots of great music and chat along the way!
Have you ever wondered how the Irish surnames in your family tree came about? Understanding just HOW your Irish surnames developed is KEY to understanding more about your Irish origins and likely locations in Ireland. In this episode we take two very different Irish surnames and use them to illustrate the sometimes simple – and sometimes unlikely – evolution of the surnames into their present form. Also, we have lots of great music and chat along the way!
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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!).
Played or Mentioned in this Show:
The following links were mentioned in this show:
- Do You Have THIS problem locating your Irish Surname?
- The Ford Motor Car and Confusing Irish Surnames.
This episode features the following Music:
- “Carrickfergus” – performed by Brian Kennedy.
- “Days Like This” – performed by Dermot Kennedy.
- “The Ballad of Henry Ford” – performed by Thomas Maguire and Fhiona Ennis.
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