Ancient Celtic Submitted Surnames

These names were used by the Celtic peoples who occupied Europe and the British Isles. See also about Ancient Celtic names.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
ABERLINE     Ancient Celtic (Rare, ?)
"Aber" meant “confluence” or “river mouth”.
ANTONIUS     Ancient Celtic
It means invaluable. In the Gaelic languaje is amhrisiadwy.
ANTUNES     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It comes from the Greek anthos whose meaning is flower. Alludes to St. Anthony of Padua. It's a surname of the Christian inspiration. Variants and derivatives: Antonius, Antonios, Antunes, Antuñez, Antuña, Antuño, Toni, Tony, Tonino, Tonini, Tonio, Toño, Toñín.
CAMBON     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It means zigzagging river or warped (bent) river. It have a second meaning that is leg.
CUDDIHY     Ancient Irish (Rare)
Ó’Cuidighthigh means descendant or grandson of the helpful one
EIRIS     Ancient Irish (Latinized)
Its meaning That is fruitfulness or fertility. It comes from the Irish name Eire Or Eriu (Erin, Eirinn). Another ancient name is Ivernia (Hibernia or Iverni) and its meaning is the green and fertile lands.
HEENAN     Ancient Irish
Thought to be a nickname or metonymic, and to owe its derivation from the early Gaelic word ean meaning a "bird". The derivation is from the ancient name O'hEeanchain, which loosely translates as The descendant of the son of the Bird.
IAMS     Ancient Irish
iNNES, may have came from the irish clan whose name was Innes
KAMBAN     Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
MAC NAUGHT     Ancient Celtic
The origin is celtic / irish and the meaning is "Son of nobody"
MARTA     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It is a small animal from the variety of mammals living in Spain and is prized for its skin has great finesse. Also known like Beech Marten (Stone Marten or White Breasted Marten).
RAVELINO     Ancient Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
It means manufacturing of fine and expensive fabrics. Also means the tailor or weaver. It comes from Asti and Piedmont (noth of Italy).
ROITH     Ancient Irish
RoithRuith = "Wheel" / Mug Ruith/Mogh Roith = "Servant of the wheel"... [more]
ROTHCHILDS     Ancient Celtic
Scottish circa 1500-1600. See Neil Oliver's book 'The Vikings' for mention of Rothkilde
SANTE     Ancient Celtic
It is a surname of Northern Italy (Cisalpine Gaul). It means sacred or holy.
SANTIAIS     Celtic (Latinized, Modern, Rare, Archaic), Ancient Celtic
Santiais is a surname of the Celtic origin (it's Cisalpine Gaul / Gallia Citerior, therefore, it's Italian-Celts, Italo-Celtic, Italo-Alpine). It meaning saint (sacred or holy)... [more]
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