|Subject:||Re: The meaning and origin of surnames ROONEY & HACKER|
|Author:||Sean Foglai (guest, 126.96.36.199)|
|Date:||June 15, 2004 at 5:10:55 AM|
|Reply to:||The meaning and origin of surnames ROONEY & HACKER by anonyme|
According to my Irish surname book:
Very numerous in all areas of Ireland except Munster (South-Southwest). In Irish, it would be written Ó Ruanaidh, likely from the first name Ruadhán (the red-headed one).
Hacker, like Hackett, is probably from German/French for hewer of wood ...woodcutter basically ...
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