Irish Surnames and Their Counties

___TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW__<p>Do you have Irish surnames in your family tree? If the answer is yes, then read on – and discover more about the surnames of Ireland, where they come from – and see if you can spot some of your Irish surnames.</p><p>When a new reader signs up for our weekly <strong>Letter from Ireland</strong> – we ask…

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What’s Your Name in Irish?

Do you know your given name in Irish? Many popular names have an Irish equivalent – names like Seán for John, Máire for Mary and so on. And then there are some slightly more challenging ones. Let’s have a look at some of these names today. More About Your Name in Irish. Not so long…

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Irish Surnames – County Cork Surnames and Places

It’s the largest county in Ireland – as well as being the largest single source for all Irish emigration during the 19th century. Maybe your ancestors came from this Irish county? Each Sunday we send out a Letter from Ireland from a cottage in County Cork – to over 18,000 people of Irish descent all over the…

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The Origins of Your Irish Surnames.

An old Irish stone ruin cottage

When a new reader signs up for our weekly  Letter from Ireland – we ask them to supply the Irish surnames in their family tree AND the county their ancestor emigrated from. So far we have collected over 21,000 Irish entries in our database of Irish surnames representing over 3,750 different surnames. If you’d like to…

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