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The Evolution of Irish Surnames – Where your Irish Surname fits

When we look at Irish surnames today, it’s easy to get confused when we see names that appear to have several different spellings, some look very English or Scottish –…

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The Warrior Galloglass Surnames of Ireland

Many Irish surnames derive from a group of warriors who arrived in Ireland as mercenaries from the 13th century onwards. They were called the “galloglass”. A few weeks back, I…

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The Origins of Your Irish Surnames.

Let’s  take a deeper look at the – Irish surnames in your family. Where did your Irish surnames come from? How did they evolve? You have probably already discovered that…

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If you took all the Gaelic Surnames out of Ireland – what would be left?

When we look at Irish surnames today, it’s easy to get confused when we see names that appear to have several different spellings, some look very English or Scottish –…

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