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Monday, 26 September 2011 10:47

The First Irish Surnames

As promised, if a little late, my next blog on the adoption of the first surnames by the Irish. For this blog I have used the wonderful genealogies drawn up by my old history tutor, Professor Francis John Byrne, that appear at the end of his book, Irish Kings and High-Kings.

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O'Connor is one of the most famous Gaelic Irish surnames. While most people associate it with the province of Connacht, there were actually very many separate and distinct O'Connor clans in Ireland in medieval and early modern times.

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