The Surnames of Ireland

Author: Edward MacLysaght
Publisher: Irish Academic Press
ISBN: 9781911024644
Release Date: 1988-12-01
Genre: History

Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. More than 4,000 Gaelic, Norman and Anglo-Irish surnames are listed in this book, giving a wealth of information on the background and location of Irish families. Edward MacLysaght was a leading authority on Irish names and family history. He served as Chief Herald and Genealogical Officer of the Irish Office of Arms. He was also Keeper of Manuscripts of the National Library of Ireland and was Chairman of the Manuscripts Commission. This book, which was first published in 1957 and now is in its sixth edition, is being reprinted for the fourth time and remains the definitive record of Irish surnames, their genealogy and their origins.

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Author: Patrick Hanks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192527479
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Genre: History

Containing entries for more than 45,000 English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, Cornish, and immigrant surnames, The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland is the ultimate reference work on family names of the UK. The Dictionary includes every surname that currently has more than 100 bearers. Each entry contains lists of variant spellings of the name, an explanation of its origins (including the etymology), lists of early bearers showing evidence for formation and continuity from the date of formation down to the 19th century, geographical distribution, and, where relevant, genealogical and bibliographical notes, making this a fully comprehensive work on family names. This authoritative guide also includes an introductory essay explaining the historical background, formation, and typology of surnames and a guide to surnames research and family history research. Additional material also includes a list of published and unpublished lists of surnames from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Varieties and Synonymes of Surnames and Christian Names in Ireland

Author: Robert E Matheson
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
ISBN: 0344444783
Release Date: 2018-10-29

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The 1659 Surname Census of Ireland

Author: Michael C. O'Laughlin
Publisher: Irish Roots Cafe
ISBN: 0940134896
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Reference

This works gives every surname and county of location from the census of 1659 in Ireland. Surnames are spelled exactly as they were found on that census. With introductory notes and 17th century spelling examples.

The Birth Index of Ireland

Author: Sir Robert Matheson
Publisher: Irish Roots Cafe
ISBN: 0940134063
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Ireland

A Primary Source. This birth register is a primary genealogy source for finding the location and relative number of Irish families in 19th century Ireland. (Most families remain centered in the same areas in Ireland).This is an enlarged print out of the birth index of Ireland. It lists every surname found, and the county it was found in. Larger print makes it easier to read than the original. We have added a map of the counties and provinces along with commentary. Research aid published by the Irish Genealogical Foundation. One of the very few sources we have to locate surnames for the genealogy researcher in 19th century Ireland. This work serves as an Irish census records substitute for locating traditional family names in Ireland. If you do not know where to start looking for death, marriage and land records, this family surname locator could help find your county of origin.

Going to Ireland

Author: Sherry Irvine
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 9781412240543
Release Date: 2006-07-12
Genre: Travel

In a few weeks, a few months, next year, sometime-- you are going on a genealogical research trip to Ireland. Success will depend upon having names to work with and on some knowledge of place and time; progress will be better if some things are done before departure. How do you prepare, and do your best to insure research time is well spent? Start with this guide. The authors have considerable experience in helping genealogists begin their research in North America and in guiding them through the steps they must take in Ireland. The book introduces researchers to Irish boundaries, Irish records and Irish repositories. There are suggestions for what to do at home, outlines of the contents and services of archives and libraires in Ireland, as well as some travel advice. The bibliography lists those how-to books and reference works which will build understanding and even speed the process. As well as being full of useful information, this handy guide is easy to take along. Don't leave home without it!

A Genealogical History of the Milesian Families of Ireland

Author: B. W. De Courcy
Publisher: Irish Roots Cafe
ISBN: 0940134926
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Ireland

The Classic Work by DeCourcey giving the origins and places of settlement of families in Ireland, for both the old celtic families (Milesian), and the new settler families in Ireland. The first genealogy work of its kind and scope in Ireland. All new index and commentary from the president of the Irish Genealogical Foundation.