Celtic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
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AHEARNA     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Either from an Irish surname which was derived from Ó Eachthighearna meaning "descendant of Eachthighearna", or else an anglicized form of Eachthighearna.
ALAN CROM     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
AM MAGH FADA     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous former burgh.
ANDERSON     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Ghille Andrais meaning 'Son of the devotee of St. Andrew'. ... [more]
ANNA     English, Irish, Italian, Hungarian
Probably derived from the female first name ANNA.
ÀNSRUTHAIR     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous town.
ARDIES     Irish
Irish Isle Of Ards
BACLAN     Celtic (Rare)
Form of the surname Backlund
BAILE PHÙIR     Scottish Gaelic
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Balfour.
BAINEBRIDGE     English, Irish
Bridge over the Bain, An English town named for its place on the river Bain, now used as a surname. Lives near the bridge over the white water... [more]
BARON     Irish
Anglicized form of the Irish surname Ó Bearáin (see Barnes).
BARRINGTON     English, Irish
English: habitational name from any of several places called Barrington. The one in Gloucestershire is named with the Old English personal name Beorn + -ing- denoting association + tun ‘settlement’... [more]
BEACOM     Irish
Northern Irish variant of Beauchamp.
BEDDOE     Welsh
Variant of Beddow.
BEDDOW     Welsh
From the personal name Bedo, a pet form of Meredydd (see Meredith).
BEOLLAN     English, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
English: variant of Boland.... [more]
BETHEL     English, Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Welsh ab Ithel "son of ITHEL".
BIDDLE     English, Irish
Variant of English BEADLE or German BITTEL. The name is now popular in the north east region of America, where it was brought by English and Irish immigrants.
BIHAN     Breton
Bihan means small in Breton.
BLACKERBY     English, Irish, Scottish
English surname of unexplained origin, probably from the name of a lost or unidentified place.
BLAIN     Scottish (Anglicized), Scottish Gaelic, English
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name BLÁÁN, a shortened form of MACBLAIN, or a variant of BLIN. It could also be a nickname for a person suffering from boils, from Middle English blain "blister"
BLANEY     Irish
Topographic name from Welsh blaenau, plural of blaen "point, tip, end", i.e. uplands, or remote region, or upper reaches of a river.
BLEDIG     Welsh
"like a wolf"
BLIN     Welsh
The same as Blaen, a point, the inland extremity of a valley. Blin also signifies weary, troublesome.
BLOOD     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh ap Llwyd ‘son of Llwyd’.
BODEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BOITEUX     French, Breton
From a Breton nickname meaning "lame".
BOLLARD     English, Irish
According to MacLysaght, this surname of Dutch origin which was taken to Ireland early in the 18th century.
BOLLORÉ     Breton
Bolloré derives from bod which means bush and lore which means laurel in Breton
BONAR     Irish
A "translation" of Irish Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe "descendant of Cnáimhseach", a nickname meaning literally "midwife" and ostensibly a derivative of Gaelic cnámh "bone".
BOSSER     Breton
Bosser means butcher in Breton.
BOWDEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó BUADÁIN.
BOWE     Medieval English, English, Irish (Anglicized)
There are three possible sources of this surname, the first being that it is a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of bows, a vital trade in medieval times before the invention of gunpowder, and a derivative of the Old English pre 7th Century 'boga', bow, from 'bugan' to bend... [more]
BOWIE     Scottish Gaelic
Scots Gaelic Bhuidhe or Buidhe meaning "golden yellow". Name was originally Mac Gille Bhuid, meaning "son of the yellow-haired lad". It was shortened to MacilBuie and MacilBowie in the 1600's, and further shortened in the 1700's to Buie and anglicised to Bowie by English speaking census takers and record keepers on the Scottish mainland.
BRACKEN     Irish
From Irish Ó Breacáin meaning "descendant of Breacán", a personal name from a diminutive of breac 'speckled', 'spotted', which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St... [more]
BRAGG     English, Welsh
From a nickname for a cheerful or lively person, derived from Middle English bragge meaning "lively, cheerful, active", also "brave, proud, arrogant".
BRAIN     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized), Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.
BRANNAN     Irish
Variant of Brennan.
BRANNOCK     Irish
Originally taken from the Welsh place name Brecknock. Medieval settlers brought this name to Ireland.
BRAZIL     English (Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Irish surname, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail "descendant of Breasal", Breasal being a byname which meant "strife".
BREAN     Irish
Variant of Breen or Brain.
BRESLIN     Irish
Irish (Sligo and Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breisláin ‘descendant of Breisleán’, a diminutive of the personal name Breasal (see Brazil).
BRICK     Irish (Anglicized), English, German, Jewish
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bruic ‘descendant of Broc’, i.e. ‘Badger’ (sometimes so translated) or Ó Bric ‘descendant of Breac’, a personal name meaning ‘freckled’... [more]
BRIDE     Irish, Scottish, English
Further Anglicized from Scottish/Irish MacBride, from the root for Brigid.
BRINGHENTTI     Breton
Not sure about the origin, but after researches, roughly could say it's from "Breton" origins. Mostly used in north/northwest of Italy (Genova, Mantova and surroundings.
BRODERICK     Irish, Welsh, English
Surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a Welsh surname it is derived from ap Rhydderch meaning "son of Rhydderch". As an Irish surname it is an Anglicized form of Ó Bruadair meaning "descendent of Bruadar"... [more]
BROPHY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bróithe ‘descendant of Bróth’, a personal name or byname of unknown origin. Also Anglicized as Broy.
BURK     English, Irish
Variant of BURKE
BWYE     Welsh (Rare)
many of this name moved from south wales to india to work for the east india company around 1900's then came back to wales.
BYCHAN     Welsh
Proper, unanglicized form of Vaughan.
BYNES     Irish
This is the surname of American actress Amanda Bynes (born April 3, 1986).
CADDICK     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadog, a pet-form of Cadfael (a derivative of Welsh cad "battle").
CADOGAN     Welsh
From the Welsh male personal name Cadwgan, literally probably "battle-scowler". Cadogan Estate is an area of Chelsea and Belgravia, including Cadogan Square, Sloane Street and Sloane Square, owned by the earls of Cadogan, descended from Charles Sloane Cadogan (1728-1807), 1st Earl Cadogan.
CAHILL     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cathail ‘descendant of Cathal’, a personal name meaning ‘powerful in battle’.
CAIMBEUL     Scottish Gaelic
Proper form of Campbell.
CALE     Welsh
Possibly derived from the River Cale. A famous barer of this name is Welsh musician John Cale (1942- ).
CALKIN     Irish
Variant of Culkin.
CALVEY     Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning rich in possessions or Irish from the French word bald
CAMMON     Scottish, Irish
Reduced form of McCammon.
CAMSHRON     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish form of Cameron.
CANNING     English, Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
Habitational name from a place so named in England. From the Old English byname CANA and -ingas meaning "people of".... [more]
CANTWELL     Irish, English
A surname used in the South of England.... [more]
CAREW     Welsh
CARLIN     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish, French, Swedish, Italian, Jewish (Anglicized), German
Irish (now also common in Scotland) anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cairealláin, an Ulster family name, also sometimes Anglicized as Carlton, meaning ‘descendant of Caireallán’, a diminutive of the personal name Caireall... [more]
CARNAHAN     Irish
From the Irish Cearnaghan, meaning "victorious"
CARNEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh "descendant of Catharnach", a byname meaning "warlike".
CASEMENT     Manx
From Manx Gaelic Mac Asmuint "son of Ásmundr", an Old Norse male personal name meaning literally "god-protection". The surname was borne by Sir Roger Casement (1864-1916), an Irish-born British consular official and rebel.
CASHION     Irish
Anglicized form of either Mac Caisin or Ó Caisin meaning "descendant of Caisín" (see Cassidy).
CASSEY     Scottish, Irish
This surname originated around ancient Scotland and Ireland. In its Gaelic form it is called, 'O Cathasaigh', which means 'the watchful one'.... [more]
CAULFIELD     Irish
Comes from the Irish Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil, which was Anglicized to McCawell and then morphed into Caulfield. Mac Cathmhaoil comes from a word meaning "chieftan".
CAWTE     Manx
Originates from a Manx nutcase.
CHALLONER     French, Welsh
Derived from a town in France of the same name. This family derive their origin from Macloy Crum, of the line of chiefs in Wales, who resided several years in Challoner.
CINNAMOND     Scottish, Irish, English
Possibly originates from Scottish place name Kininmonth. Probably introduced to Northern Ireland by Scottish settlers where it remains in Ulster. Another origin is the French place name Saint Amand originated from French Huguenots settling in Ireland.
CLANCY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of MAC FHLANNCHAIDH.
CLAREY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Cléirigh and variant of O'Clery and Cleary.
CLARY     Irish
Variant of CLEARY
CLELAND     Belgian, Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish reduced form of McClelland. ... [more]
CLOYD     Welsh (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Clwyd.
CLWYD     Welsh
This indicates familial origin near the River Clwyd.
COAKLEY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Caochlaoich "son of Caochlaoch", a personal name meaning literally "blind warrior".
COCHRAN     Scottish, Irish
Variant of COCHRANE.
COCHRANE     Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Irish
Derived from the 'Lowlands of Cochrane' near Paisley, in Renfrewshire, Scotland. Origin is uncertain, the theory it may have derived from the Welsh coch meaning "red" is dismissed because of the historical spelling of the name Coueran.... [more]
CODEY     Irish
Based off of the given name Cody
COFFEE     Irish
Variant of Coffey.
COFFEY     Irish
Ireland County Cork
COILL     Irish
Meaning, "hazel tree."
COLES     English, Scottish, Irish, German (Anglicized), English (American)
English: from a Middle English pet form of Nicholas.... [more]
COMINS     Irish
Variant of CUMMINGS
CONAHAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Connachaín (see Cunningham).
CONDON     Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Condún, itself a Gaelicized form of the Anglo-Norman habitational name de Caunteton. This seems to have been imported from Wales, but probably derives ultimately from Caunton in Nottinghamshire, which is named with the Old English personal name Caluno{dh} (composed of the elements calu "bald" + no{dh} "daring") + Old English tun "enclosure", "settlement".
CONE     Irish
Reduced form of McCone. Americanized spelling of North German Kohn or Köhn, or Kuhn.
CONKLIN     Irish, Dutch
Origin unidentified. Most likely of Dutch origin (the name is found in the 18th century in the Hudson Valley), or possibly a variant of Irish Coughlin.
CONLEY     Irish
Variant of Connolly. Also derived from the given name Conley.
CONLON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Conalláin or Ó Caoindealbháin.
CONRAN     Irish
The surname Conran is derived from 'O Conarain', and Conran is a more anglicized version.... [more]
CONROY     Irish
meaning, "hound of prosperity"
CONWAY     Welsh, Scottish, Irish
As a Welsh surname, it comes from the name of a fortified town on the coast of North Wales (Conwy formerly Conway), taken from the name of the river on which it stands. The river name Conwy may mean "holy water" in Welsh.... [more]
COOGAN     Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic name "MacCogadhain"; composed of the Gaelic prefix "mac," which means "son of," and the Gaelic personal name "Cuchogaidh", which means "Hound of War". The name is also found in Ireland as Cogan, Coggan, Coggen, Cogin, Coggon, Coogan and Goggin(s).
COOGLAN     Irish
Irish surname of unknown meaning. May be a variant of Coghlan.
COOLEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chúille ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Mochúille’, a rare Clare name.
CORBETT     English, Scottish, Welsh
Nickname from Norman French corbet meaning 'little crow, raven'. This surname is thought to have originated in Shropshire. The surname was taken by bearers to Scotland in the 12th Century, and to Northern Ireland in the 17th Century.... [more]
CORKERY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corcra "descendant of Corcra", a personal name derived from corcair "purple" (ultimately cognate with Latin purpur).
CORLETT     Manx
From Manx Gaelic Mac Thorliot "son of Thorliot", a male personal name derived from Old Norse Thórrljótr, literally "Thor-bright".
CORR     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Corra "descendant of CORRA".
COSGROVE     Irish
From the Gaelic name Ó Coscraigh "descendant of COSCRACH."
COSTELLO     Irish, Italian
Costello (Irish: Mac Coisdealbha) is a common Irish surname originating in County Mayo. The surname derives from Jocelyn de Angulo (fl.1172), an Anglo-Norman knight.... [more]
COVEY     Irish, English
Irish: reduced form of MacCovey, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cobhthaigh (see Coffey).... [more]
COY     Irish
Reduced form of McCoy.
COYLE     Irish
Irish reduced variant of McCool.
CRAGG     Scottish, Irish, English
Variant of Craig, from Middle English Crag.
CRAVEN     Irish, English
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’... [more]
CRAWLEY     English, Irish (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the many places called Crawley, named with Old English crawe ‘crow’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Crowley. ... [more]
CREEL     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized, Modern)
Fish Basket. The word Creel relates to Crille in Gaelic meaning weave.
CROAN     Irish
Variant of Croghan.
CROGHAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conchruacháin ‘son of Cú Cruacháin’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of Croghan’. Croghan in county Roscommon was the ancient royal site of the province of Connacht.
CRONIN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ó Cróinín.
CROSSAN     Irish
Irish reduced form of McCrossen, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Chrosáin ‘son of the satirist’. Sometimes translated as 'bard' or 'storyteller.'
CROWLEY     Irish (Anglicized), English
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cruadhlaoich ‘descendant of Cruadhlaoch’, a personal name composed of the elements cruadh ‘hardy’ + laoch ‘hero’. ... [more]
CROY     Irish (Anglicized)
A shortened form of the surname McRoy, from Irish Gaelic Mac Rúaidh "son of Rúadh", literally "the red one".
CUADRO     Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It refers to a work of art or a painting (picture, frame). It's very common in Portugal.
CULBERT     Anglo-Saxon, Irish, English, Scottish
Meaning and origin are uncertain. Edward MacLysaght (The Surnames of Ireland, 1999, 6th Ed., Irish Academic Press, Dublin, Ireland and Portland, Oregon, USA) states that this surname is of Huguenot (French Protestant) origin, and found mainly in Ireland's northern province of Ulster... [more]
CULVÉRT     French, English, Irish
English version of the Old French, Culvere. Means Peaceful and Mildest of tempers.
CUMMING     Irish, Scottish, English
Perhaps from a Celtic given name derived from the element cam "bent", "crooked"
CUMMINGS     Irish
Variant of CUMMING
CUNNIFF     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Conduibh "son of Condubh", a personal name meaning literally "black dog".
CURPHEY     Manx
Sea warror from the Viking
CURRENT     Irish
The surname of Current, is of Irish/Scottish with several different families, and meanings of this name. There are many spelling variations of this name.
CURRIE     Scottish, Irish
Irish: Habitational name from Currie in Midlothian, first recorded in this form in 1230. It is derived from Gaelic curraigh, dative case of currach ‘wet plain’, ‘marsh’. It is also a habitational name from Corrie in Dumfriesshire (see Corrie).... [more]
CURRY     Irish, Scottish, English
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Comhraidhe, ‘descendant of Comhraidhe’, a personal name of uncertain meaning.... [more]
CURTIN     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), English
Irish and Scottish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cruitín ‘son of Cruitín’, a byname for a hunchback (see McCurtain). ... [more]
DADE     Irish
Anglicized form of MacDaibheid, meaning "son of David".
DADY     Irish
Variant of Deady.
DAILY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Dálaigh, meaning "descendent of DÁLACH". The name has strong roots in the county Cork.
DALAIS     Scottish Gaelic
This indicates familial origin within the eponymous village.
DALE     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic DALL.
DALL     Irish
Derived from Old Irish dall, a byname meaning "blind".
DALLAS     Scottish Gaelic (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Dalais.
DARRAGH     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Dhubhdarach, a personal name meaning "black one of the oak tree".
DARRAH     Irish
Variant of DARRAGH.
DAVINE     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Ó Duibhín meaning "descendant of Duibhín" (Duibhín meaning "little black one") or Ó Daimhín meaning "descendant of Daimhín" (Daimhín: "fawn").
DAW     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be composed of the elements deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’; some such association seems to lie behind its Anglicization as Goodwin.
DAWLEY     Anglo-French, Irish
"From the hedged glade" Originally, D'Awley (probably from D'Awleigh).... [more]
DAYE     Irish, Scottish
Comes from Irish Ó Déa (m) or Ní Dhéa (f) ... [more]
DAYS     Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Dai, a pet form of Dafydd, with the redundant addition of the English patronymic suffix -s.
DEA     Irish, Chinese
Irish: reduced form of O’Dea.... [more]
DEADY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Déadaigh ‘descendant of Déadach’, a personal name apparently meaning ‘toothy’.
DEANE     Irish
Surname found in Ireland, it is the name of one of the Tribes of Galway.
DEE     Welsh, Irish, English, Scottish, Chinese (Latinized)
Welsh: nickname for a swarthy person, from Welsh du ‘dark’, ‘black’. ... [more]
DEERY     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Daighre ‘descendant of Daighre’, a byname meaning ‘fiery’.
DEES     Irish
The surname Dees refers to the grandson of Deaghadh (good luck); dweller near the Dee River; one with a dark or swarthy complexion. Also considered of Welsh origin.
DENEEN     Irish
Variant of Irish Dineen.
DERRY     Irish, English
English variant of Deary, or alternatively a nickname for a merchant or tradesman, from Anglo-French darree ‘pennyworth’, from Old French denree. ... [more]
DEVANEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duibheannaigh ‘descendant of Duibheannach’, a personal name of uncertain origin; the first element is dubh ‘black’, the second may be eanach ‘marshy place’... [more]
DEVANNEY     Irish
Irish: variant of Devaney.
DEVILLY     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
One of the anglicized versions of Ó Duibhghiolla, and Ancient Irish name meaning "Of the Black Attendant"
DEVITT     Irish
Comes from McDevitt, means "son of David."
DEVON     Irish
Variant of DEVIN.
DIAMOND     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Diamáin "descendant of Diamán", earlier Díomá or Déamán, a diminutive of Díoma, itself a pet form of DIARMAID.
DILLION     Irish, English
Possibly a variant of Dillon.
DILLON     Irish
Comes from the Irish origin
DIMOND     English, Irish
English and Irish variant of Diamond.
DINEEN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Duinnín ‘descendant of Duinnín’, a byname from a diminutive of donn ‘brown-haired man’ or ‘chieftain’.
DISKIN     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Díscín "descendant of Díscín", which may be derived from díosc "barren". The place name Ballyeeskeen, now Ballydiscin, in County Sligo, is derived from the surname.
DOANE     Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubháin ‘descendant of Dubhán’, meaning ‘the little black one’, a common name in the 16th century in southern Ireland, or Ó Damháin ‘descendant of Damhán’ meaning ‘fawn’, ‘little stag’, a rare Ulster name... [more]
DOLE     English, Irish (Anglicized)
English: from Middle English dole ‘portion of land’ (Old English dal ‘share’, ‘portion’). The term could denote land within the common field, a boundary mark, or a unit of area; so the name may be of topographic origin or a status name... [more]
DONAGHY     Irish
Irish: variant of Donahue.
DONAHOE     Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONAHUE     Irish
Variant of DONOGHUE.
DONNELLAN     Irish
From the Gaelic Domhnallain, a diminutive of Donnell/Domhnall meaning "world mighty" (Irish form of the Scottish Donald).
DONOUGH     Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Donnchadha meaning "the descendent of DONNCHADH" (cf. DONOGHUE).
DOW     Scottish, Irish, English, Dutch (Anglicized), German (Anglicized)
Scottish (also found in Ireland): reduced form of McDow. This surname is borne by a sept of the Buchanans.... [more]
DOWDALL     Irish
Of English origin
DOWNEY     Irish
Anglicization of Irish name Dounaigh, which is, in turn, an Gaelicization of a Norman name. Dates from the 11th c.
DRUIMEANACH     Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic form of Drummond.
DRURY     English, French, Irish
Originally a Norman French nickname, derived from druerie "love, friendship" (itself a derivative of dru "lover, favourite, friend" - originally an adjective, apparently from a Gaulish word meaning "strong, vigourous, lively", but influenced by the sense of the Old High German element trut, drut "dear, beloved").... [more]
DUBHAGÁINN     Irish
Derived from the given name Dubhagáin.
DUCK     English, Irish, Dutch, Low German, German
English from Middle English doke, hence a nickname for someone with some fancied resemblance to a duck or a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept ducks or for a wild fowler. ... [more]
DUGAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Surname derived from Ó Dubhagáinn.
DUGGAN     Scottish, Irish, English
Scottish and Irish variant spelling of Dugan. ... [more]
DULANEY     Irish
Variant of Delaney.
DUNNE     Irish, English, Scottish
This surname means dark and was likely given to those with a dark complexion or with dark hair.
DURKIN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Mac Duarcáin meaning "son of Duarcán".
DWIGGINS     Irish
Anglicized form (with English genitive -s) of Gaelic Ó Dubhagáin (see Dugan) or, more likely, of Ó Duibhginn (see Deegan).Possibly a variant (by misdivision) of English Wiggins.
DWYER     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Ó DUBHUIDHIR.
DYE     English, Welsh
English: from a pet form of the personal name Dennis. In Britain the surname is most common in Norfolk, but frequent also in Yorkshire. Welsh is also suggested, but 1881 and UK both show this as an East Anglian name - very few in Wales.
EARLY     Irish, English, American, German
Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.... [more]
EDEVANE     Welsh, Cornish
A rare Welsh surname, believed to be of Cornish origin. This surname is made up of two elements. ‘Ed’ is not a shortened form of Edward, but derives from the ancient (Old English?) ‘ead’ meaning ‘prosperity’ and/or ‘happiness’... [more]
EDMUNDS     English, Welsh
Patronymic from the personal name Edmund (see Edmond).
EGAN     Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodhagáin (see Hagan).
EMORY     English, Irish
English variant spelling of Emery.
ENIS     Irish
Variant of Ennis
ENNIS     Irish
From the Irish town of Ennis, which comes from Irish inis meaning "island".
ENRIGHT     Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Indreachtach, literally "attacker". The surname was borne by British poet D.J. Enright (1920-2002).
ESAU     Welsh, German
From the Biblical personal name Esau, meaning ‘hairy’ in Hebrew (Genesis 25:25).
ESTES     Welsh, Spanish, English
a popular surname derived from the House of Este. It is also said to derive from Old English and have the meaning "of the East." As a surname, it has been traced to southern England in the region of Kent, as early as the mid-16th century.
EVERLY     Irish, English
Derived from the Irish Eibhear, which means "Irish".
FAGAN     Irish
From a surname, "The name Fagan in Ireland is usually of Norman origin, especially in Counties Dublin and Meath. In the County Louth area the name is derived from the native Gaelic O'Faodhagain Sept of which there are a number of variants including Feighan, Fegan and Feehan." (from irishsurnames.com)
FAHEY     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fathaidh or Ó Fathaigh ‘descendant of Fathadh’, a personal name derived from fothadh ‘base’, ‘foundation’. This name is sometimes Anglicized as Green(e as a result of erroneous association with faithche ‘lawn’.
FAHY     Irish
Variant of Fahey.
FAIR     English, Irish
English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, from Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.... [more]
FALLON     Irish
Anglicized form of the surname Ó Fallamhain meaning "descendant of Fallamhan", the name being a byname meaning "leader" (derived from follamhnas meaning "supremacy").
FANJOY     Celtic
Such As Dales, Danes Of Ireland, From A House And Line Of What Would Be Called, Mythical.... [more]
FANNING     Irish
The roots of the name are unclear. It seems the name is Native Irish Gaelic. It is thought to be derived from the Gaelic name Ó Fionnáin which means "fair".
FARADAY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Fearadaigh "descendant of Fearadach", a personal name probably based on fear "man", perhaps meaning literally "man of the wood". A famous bearer was British chemist and physicist Michael Faraday (1791-1867).
FARLEY     Irish
anglicized form of the Gaelic surname O'Faircheallaigh.
FARLING     Irish
Perhaps a variant of Scottish and northern Irish Farland.
FARMER     Irish
Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige "son of the husbandman", a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.
FARNAN     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish shortened Anglicization of Gaelic Ó Farannáin ‘descendant of Forannán’, a personal name possibly based on forrán ‘attack’. The family bearing this name was connected with the church of Ardstraw in Ulster.
FARRAGUT     Breton, French, Catalan, American
A Breton-French surname of unknown origin. A notable bearer was American naval flag officer David Farragut (1801-1870), who is known for serving during the American Civil War. His father was of Catalan ancestry... [more]
FEE     Irish
Variant of O'FEE.
FEGAN     Scottish, Irish, English
Variant of Fagan.
FENNESSEY     Irish
An ancient Irish name. Presumed to come from the name Fionnghusa, or sometimes O'Fionnghusa.... [more]
FERREIRE     Celtic
It means smith. In the Gaelic languaje is gofaint or ngfaint.
FERREIRI     Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Ferreiri or Ferreiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
FERRELL     Irish
Irish variant of Farrell.
FIELD     English, Scottish, Irish, Jewish (Anglicized)
English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ (see Acker) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ (see Wald)... [more]
FINAN     Irish
Means "descendant of FIONNÁN", anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fionnáin.
FINNIGAN     Irish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicization of the Gaelic O' Fionnagain, meaning the descendant(s) of Fionnagan, an Old Irish personal name derived from the word "fionn", white, fairheaded.
FIRTH     English, Scottish, Welsh
English and Scottish: topographic name from Old English (ge)fyrhþe ‘woodland’ or ‘scrubland on the edge of a forest’.... [more]
FITZWILLIAM     Irish
Fitz appears to be a Norman term derived from the French word fils and the Latin word filius, each of which means son. The name is most common in England and Ireland, each of which was conquered by Normans between 1066-1167.
FLAHERTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish (Connacht) reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithbheartaigh ‘descendant of Flaithbheartach’, a byname meaning ‘generous’, ‘hospitable’ (from flaith(eamh) ‘prince’, ‘ruler’ + beartach ‘acting’, ‘behaving’).
FLANNERY     Irish
Appears originally in Irish Gaelic as O Flannabhra derived from flann, meaning "red", and abhra, meaning "eyebrow". First appeared in County Tipperary, Ireland.
FLOOD     Irish
There are some English Flood's, but the name mainly derives from the Irish O'Taicligh or Mac an Tuile and was Anglicized to Flood, Floyd, and Tully when the Gaelic language was outlawed in Ireland by the English.
FLOWER     Welsh
Anglicized form of the Welsh personal name Llywarch, of unexplained origin.
FLUELLEN     Welsh
Anglicized form of Welsh Llewellyn.
FOGARTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fógartaigh ‘son of Fógartach’, a personal name from fógartha meaning "proclaimed", "banished", "outlawed". It is sometimes Anglicized as Howard.
FOGERTY     Irish (Anglicized)
Variant spelling of Fogarty.
FOLEY     Irish
Irish surname which comes from two distinct sources. As a southern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic byname Foghlaidh meaning "pirate, marauder". As a northern Irish surname it is derived from the Gaelic personal name Searrach, which was based on searrach "foal, colt" and anglicized as Foley because of its phonetic similarity to English foal.
FOODY     Irish
Anglicized version of ó Fuada, or 'descendent of Fuada'. It comes from the personal name 'fuad' or 'swift' but also 'rush' and 'speed'.
FORBES     Irish, Scottish
Comes from a Scottish place meaning "field" in Gaelic. It can also be used as a first name.... [more]
FORDE     English, Irish, Norwegian
English and Irish: variant spelling of Ford. This is a very common spelling in Ireland.... [more]
FORSYTHE     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of the Gaelic personal name Fearsithe, composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + sith ‘peace’. Some early forms with prepositions, as for example William de Fersith (Edinburgh 1365), seem to point to an alternative origin as a habitational name, but no place name of suitable form is known... [more]
FOY     Irish (Anglicized)
A different form of Fahy (from Irish Gaelic Ó Fathaigh "descendant of Fathach", a personal name probably based on Gaelic fothadh "foundation").
FOY     Irish
Variant of FEE.
FROST     Welsh
Originally spelled Ffrost (the double ff is a Welsh letter). The Welsh word ffrost refered to someone who is excessively bold or a brag, especially with regard to warrior feats. Edmund Ffrost signed his name this way on the ship's register of the boat which brought him to the Massachussett's Bay Colony in 1631... [more]
FURLONG     English, Irish
Apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh meaning "furro" + lang meaning "long".
GABEL     Irish
GADD     Welsh
Means "battlefield" in Welsh. Comes from the Welsh word gad which means battlefield.
GAINES     English, Norman, Welsh
English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.... [more]
GALBRAITH     Scottish, Scottish Gaelic
Ethnic name for someone descended from a tribe of Britons living in Scotland, from Gaelic gall ‘stranger’ + Breathnach ‘Briton’ (i.e. ‘British foreigner’). These were either survivors of the British peoples who lived in Scotland before the Gaelic invasions from Ireland in the 5th century (in particular the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a distinctive ethnic group until about the 14th century), or others who had perhaps migrated northwestwards at the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions.
GALE     Welsh
GALL     Scottish, Irish, English
Nickname, of Celtic origin, meaning "foreigner" or "stranger". In the Scottish Highlands the Gaelic term gall was applied to people from the English-speaking lowlands and to Scandinavians; in Ireland the same term was applied to settlers who arrived from Wales and England in the wake of the Anglo-Norman invasion of the 12th century... [more]
GALVAN     Irish
Variant form of O'Galvin (see also Galvin).
GALVIN     Irish
Variant form of O'Galvin.
GAMON     Irish
This name is a last name for the Irish it means Liam Gamon.
GANNON     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhionnáin, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnán. This name, from a diminutive of fionn ‘white’, ‘fair’, was borne by several early Irish saints.
GARRIGHAN     Irish
to denote 'son of Geargain' a name which originally in derived from 'gearg' which meant grouse but which was often used figuratively for warrior
GAUL     Scottish (Latinized, Rare), Irish, German
Scottish and Irish: variant of Gall ... [more]
GEDDES     Scottish, Irish
There is a place of this name in Nairn, but the name is more likely to be a patronymic from Geddie.
GEE     Irish, Scottish, English, French
Irish and Scottish: reduced form of McGee, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aodha ‘son of Aodh’ (see McCoy). ... [more]
GEESON     Irish
This unusual name is the patronymic form of the surname Gee, and means "son of Gee", from the male given name which was a short form of male personal names such as "Geoffrey", "George" and "Gerard"... [more]
GERRITY     Irish
the son of Oireachtach (member of an assembly).
GETTY     Irish
GETTY     Irish
Meaning: Hill, valley.... [more]
GHORMLEY     Irish
Variant of Gormley.
GILLESPIE     Scottish, Irish
Gillespie can be of Scottish and Irish origin. The literal meaning is "servant of bishop", but it is a forename rather than a status name. The Irish Gillespies, originally MacGiollaEaspuig, are said to to be called after one Easpog Eoghan, or Bishop Owen, of Ardstraw, County Tyrone... [more]
GILMORE     English, Irish
Gilmore is a surname with several origins and meanings:... [more]
GILPATRICK     Irish
Variant of Kilpatrick
GILPIN     English, Irish, Northern Irish
English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin. ... [more]
GITTENS     Welsh
Variant of GITTINGS.
GITTINGS     Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Gutyn, Guto, a pet form of GRUFFYDD, with the redundant addition of English patronymic -s.
GITTINGS     Welsh
Possibly a patronymic from a byname from Welsh cethin "dusky", "swarthy".
GLAS     Welsh
Nickname meaning "gray, green, silver-haired".
GLASS     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the epithet glas "gray, green, blue" or any of various Gaelic surnames derived from it.
GLISSEN     English, Irish
Possible British version of the Irish surname Glasson from the the Gaelic word O’Glasain. Meaning green from the counties of Tipperary.
GLYNN     Welsh, Cornish
Topographic name for someone who lived in a valley, Welsh glyn, Cornish glin, or a habitational name from a place named with this word.
GORMLEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó Gormghaile meaning "descendant of Gormghal," Gormghal, a personal name, being derived from gorm meaning "noble, (dark) blue" and gal meaning "valour, ardour."
GORRY     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MCGORRY.
GOUGH     Welsh
Nickname for a red-haired person, from Welsh coch "red".
GOUGH     Irish
Reduced form of McGough.
GOURCUFF     Breton
Variant of Gourkuñv. ... [more]
GOURKUÑV     Breton
Breton combination of gour and kuñv meaning "a charming, affable, gentle or conciliatory man". The digraph -ff was introduced by Middle Ages' authors to indicate a nasalized vowel.
GOWAN     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gobhann ‘descendant of the smith’.
GRADY     Irish
From the Gaelic Gráda meaning "noble."
GRAVENOR     Welsh
meaning, "great hunter"
GRAYDEN     Irish
Variation of Graden.
GRAYSON     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Gray".
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