The Key To Understanding Your Irish Surnames – (#602)
Did you ever wonder how the Irish surnames in your family tree originated and evolved? This handy guide talks you through many Irish first names - and how they eventually led to Irish surnames - with plenty of examples along the way!
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Welcome to Season 6, Episode 2 of the Letter from Ireland Show.
Join Carina and Mike as they chat about Irish surnames – their origins and evolution. You may even hear us cover some of the Irish first and surnames in your own Irish family tree.
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!).
Related Articles and Links
- The Origin and Evolution of Irish Surnames can be found here.
- The letter we read out at the beginning of the episode – “Is That Jerry with a J?” can be found here.
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- The latest issue of the Letter from Ireland Magazine is available here.
- “A Letter from Ireland: Volume 3” – is available from Amazon.com here OR Amazon.ca here OR Amazon.co.uk here OR Amazon.com.au here.
- See All Current Available Episodes of the Letter from Ireland Show.
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.