Irish Submitted Surnames

Irish names are used on the island of Ireland as well as elsewhere in the Western World as a result of the Irish diaspora. See also about Irish names.
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LEHIGH     German, Irish
Derived from a Native American word "Lechauwekink", meaning "where there are forks in the stream". Variant of Lechau .
LEYDON     Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
His name was commemorated in numerous place-names, such as Lugdunum (Celtic *Lugudūnon, "fort of Lugus"; modern Lyon, France), capital of the Roman province of Gallia Lugdunensis. Other such place-names include Lugdunum Clavatum (modern Laon, France) and Luguvalium21 (modern Carlisle, England)... [more]
LICET     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LILLIS     Irish, English
Metronymic from Lilly.
LINN     Scottish, Scots, English, Irish, German, Jewish, Finnish (Anglicized), Estonian
As a Scottish and Northern English surname, it is a variant of Lyne. Its usage as an English name is primarily by Scots living in Northern England.... [more]
LINNANE     Irish, English
Anglicized form of O'Lennon.
LIVINGSTONE     Scottish, Irish, Jewish
Scottish: Habitational name from a place in Lothian, originally named in Middle English as Levingston, from an owner called Levin (Lewin), who appears in charters of David I in the early 12th century.... [more]
LOFLIN     Irish
Possibly a variant spelling of Irish Laughlin. This is a common name in NC.
LOHAN     Irish
LOMASNEY     Irish
From Gaelic Ó Lomasna meaning "descendant of Lomasna", a byname from lom "bare" and asna "rib".
LONIE     Irish
A variant of Looney meaning "warrior."
LOONEY     Irish
From the Irish name O'Luanaigh, "descendant of Luanach," a personal name meaning warrior.
LOUGHREY     Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luachra "descendant of Luachra", a personal name derived from luachair "light". The name is often translated, Rush from a Gaelic homonym, luachair meaning "rush".
LOWERY     English, Irish
Irish variant of Lowry
LYCETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYCETTE     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYNESS     Northern Irish, Irish, English
Variant of LINES or anglicized form of Mac Aleenan.
LYONS     English, Irish
Is a surname with a variety of origins, from England, Ireland, Scotland, or perhaps France. ... [more]
LYSAGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAIGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSAUGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
LYSETT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA.
MABRY     English, Irish
Variant spelling of Mayberry.
MACALLISTER     Irish
Variant of McAlister
MAC AN AIRCHINNIGH     Irish
It literally means "son of the hereditary steward of church lands".
MAC AN FHILIDH     Irish
Meaning, "son of the poet."
MAC CANANN     Irish
Means "son of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
MAC CATHMHAOIL     Irish
It literally means Cathmhaol’s son".
MAC CEARBHAILL     Irish
Meaning, "son of Cearbhaill."
MAC COINGHEALLAIGH     Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
MAC CONGHAILE     Irish
Meaning, "son of Conghal."
MAC CON MHAOIL     Irish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MAC DHUARCÁIN     Irish
Irish form of Durkin.
MAC EACHÁIN     Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
MAC FEARGHASA     Irish
Irish form of Ferguson.
MACFHEARGHUIS     Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Gaelic for "Son of Fhearghuis" (also spelled "Fearghas") and due to the complexities of pronunciation, has been spelled MacFergus,McKerras,MacKersey,MacErris,MacFirries and anglicised as Ferguson or Fergusson and shortened in Fergus, Ferrar,... [more]
MAC FHLANNCHAIDH     Irish
Patronymic from the personal name FLANNCHADH, which is derived from flann "red".
MAC GIOLLA CHUDA     Irish
Meaning ‘son of the servant of (Saint) Chuda’, a personal name of unexplained origin. This was the name of a 7th-century abbot-bishop of Rathin in County Westmeath.... [more]
MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA     Irish
Means "son of the strange youth", from Irish Gaelic iasachta "loan" "foreign", hence denoting to a boy who transferred to another family for fosterage, a common custom in ancient Ireland.
MACGRATH     Irish
First found in County Clare, on the west coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.... [more]
MACK     Scottish, Irish, German, Dutch, French
Scottish (Berwickshire) and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name Makkr, a form of Magnus (Old Irish Maccus). Shortened form of any of the many Scottish and Irish names beginning M(a)c-.... [more]
MACKEY     Irish, Scottish, Scottish Gaelic, Finnish (Anglicized)
As an Irish name with stress on the first syllable, it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Macdha ‘descendant of Macdha.’... [more]
MACKIN     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó MACÁIN, Ó MAICÍN or MAC MAICÍN.
MACKINAW     Irish
First found in County Monaghan located in the Northern part of the Republic of Ireland in the province of Ulster, at Truagh where they were known as the Lords of Truagh.... [more]
MACLYSAGHT     Irish
Anglicized from MAC GIOLLA IASACHTA. Edward MacLysaght was one of the foremost genealogists of twentieth century Ireland.
MAC MAICÍN     Irish
Means "son of MAICÍN".
MAC MAOLÁIN     Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of McMillan.
MAC PHÁIDÍN     Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) Patrick.
MAC PHÓIL     Irish
Meaning, "son of Póil (Paul)."
MAC SEÁIN     Irish
Irish form of Johnson.
MAC SÉAMAIS     Irish
Irish form of Jamison.
MAC SUIBHNE     Irish, Scottish
Meaning, "son of Suibhne" (a byname meaning "pleasant").
MAGHERY     Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAGNER     Irish
Irish: from a pet form of the Scandinavian name Magnus, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.
MAHER     Irish (Rare)
The originally spelling was "O'Meachair" which means the 'kindly' or the 'generous'. The Maher family resided in the O'Carrol... [more]
MAHON     Irish
A shortened form of Mahoney.
MAHONY     Irish (Modern)
Variant of Mahoney.
MALONEY     Irish
Anglicized form of the Old Irish "Ó Maoldhamhnaigh," which means "descendant of a church servant."
MANGAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mongáin ‘descendant of Mongán’, originally a byname for someone with a luxuriant head of hair (from mong ‘hair’, ‘mane’), borne by families from Connacht, County Limerick, and Tyrone... [more]
MANNING     English, Irish (Anglicized)
English patronymic from Mann. ... [more]
MANNION     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Mainnín. Mainnín is derived from Irish manach "monk".
MANTON     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Manntáin "descendant of Manntán", a personal name derived from a diminutive of manntach "toothless". Famous bearers include Thomas J. Manton, an American congressman, and Joseph Manton, a British gunsmith (b.1766, d.1835).
MARIGAN     Irish
unknown
MAUGHAN     Irish, English
Anglicized from the original Irish Gaelic form Ò Mocháin meaning 'descendant of Mochain'. This name was one of the earliest known Irish surnames brought to England and remains a fairly common surname in the North East of the country.
MAYBERRY     English, Irish
Of uncertain origin, probably an altered form of Mowbray. Possibly it is derived from an English place name.
MAYNE     Scottish, English, Irish, French
Scottish and English variant spelling of Main.
MAYNE     Irish
Irish, of Norman English origin but in County Fermanagh used sometimes to represent McManus.
MAYO     Irish
a county in Ireland
MCALINDEN     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Mac Giolla Fhiontáin "son of the servant of (St) Fiontán", a personal name derived from fionn "white".
MCARTHY     Irish
Variant of McCarthy
MCASKIE     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a diminutive of an Old Norse name, possibly Ascall or ÁSKETILL.
MCATEER     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an tSaoir "son of the craftsman" (cf. MCINTYRE)
MCCAFFERTY     Irish (Anglicized)
McCafferty is derived from the Gaelic Mac Eachmharcaigh, meaning "son of Eachmharcach".
MCCAFFERY     Irish
The meaning of the surname MCCAFFERY is - the son of Godfrey (God's peace).
MCCAFFREY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCALL     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil meaning "son of Cathmhaol", a personal name composed of the elements cath meaning "battle" + maol meaning "chief". Anglicized form of Mac Cathail meaning "son of Cathal".
MCCALVEY     Irish
Variation of McKelvey. Meaning Son of rich possessions.
MCCANN     Irish
McCann (Irish: Mac Cana, Nic Cana)... [more]
MCCARD     Scottish, Irish
Scottish or Irish: variant of McCart.
MCCARL     Irish (Anglicized)
Probably an Americanized form of McCarroll.
MCCARN     Irish, Scottish (?)
Reduced form of MCCARRON.
MCCARNEY     Irish
From either the Gaelic O Cearnaigh, meaning "victorious", or O Catharnaigh, meaning "warlike".
MCCARROLL     Irish (Anglicized)
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cearbhaill (see Carroll).
MCCARRON     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC CEARÁIN meaning "son of CIARÁN".... [more]
MCCARTHY     Irish
Variant of MACCARTHY.
MCCARTY     Irish
Variant of MACCARTHY. A famous bearer was the famous western outlaw William Henry McCarty, also known as Billy the Kid. His other aliases included William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim.
MCCLAIN     Irish, Scottish, English
Variant of McLain.
MCCLARTY     Scottish, Irish
The surname McClarty originated in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. This name comes from the personal name Lawrence. And in Scottish Gaelic 'Mac Labhruinn' translates to 'son of Lawrence'. ... [more]
MCCLEAN     Scottish, Irish
Scottish and Irish variant of McLean.
MCCLINTOCK     Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Deriving from an Anglicization of a Gaelic name variously recorded as M'Ilandick, M'Illandag, M'Illandick, M'Lentick, McGellentak, Macilluntud, McClintoun, Mac Illiuntaig from the 14th century onward... [more]
MCCLURE     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Uidhir (Scottish), Mac Giolla Uidhir (Irish), "son of the sallow lad".... [more]
MCCOLGAN     Irish, Scottish
Has several possible meanings. It might mean someone from the village of Kilcolgan, County Galway; a follower of St. Columba; or the son of someone named Colga. The McColgans once held a family seat in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.
MCCONAHAY     Irish
Northern Irish: variant of McConaghy... [more]
MCCOOK     Irish
Pre 7th Century Anglo Saxon. From the word "coc," meaning to cook.
MCCOOL     Scottish (Anglicized), Northern Irish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and northern Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dhubhghaill (see McDowell). ... [more]
MCCORRY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCCOSKEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see COSGROVE).
MCCREA     Scottish, Irish
Variant of McRae and McCrae.
MCCULLOUGH     Irish
Variant of MCCULLOCH.
MCCURDY     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from the given name MUIRCHEARTACH.
MCCURDY     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mhuircheartaigh, a patronymic from Muircheartach, a personal name composed of the elements muir "sea" and ceartach "ruler", hence "skilled seaman"... [more]
MCCURTAIN     Irish
From Gaelic Mac Cruitín "son of Cruitín", a nickname for a hunchback.
MCDOWELL     Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Scottish and Irish Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Dubhghaill ‘son of Dubhghall’, a byname meaning ‘dark stranger’, used among the Gaels to distinguish the darker-haired Danes from fair-haired Norwegians... [more]
MCELHANEY     Irish
Irish: variant of McElhinney
MCELHENNEY     Irish
This interesting surname is of Irish origin, and is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "MacGiolla Chainnigh". The Gaelic prefix "mac" means "son of", plus "giolla", devotee of, and the saint's name "Canice".
MC ELHINNEY     Irish, Scottish
Dalriadan
MCELWEE     Irish, Scottish
Of Gaelic origin, found in Ireland and Scotland. Derives from Mac giolla Ruaidh, meaning "son of the servant of the red-haired youth", possibly a reference to a Dane or Norseman.
MCFADDEN     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phaid(e)in (Scottish) and Mac Pháidín (Irish) - both patronymics of Patrick (via Gaelic diminutives of the given name).
MCFALL     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phàil (Scottish) and Mac Phóil (Irish), patronymics from forms of the personal name PAUL.
MCGARRIE     Scottish, Irish
Irish name meaning 'the son of the descendant of the fearless one'.
MCGARTHWAITE     Irish
This is my last name, my fathers last name my grandfather my great grandfather
MCGEEHAN     Irish
Irish (Ulster) anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gaoithín ‘son of Gaoithín’, a personal name derived from the diminutive of gaoth ‘clever’, ‘wise’.
MCGILLICUDDY     Irish
The surname McGillicuddy comes from the Irish Mac GiollaMochuda, meaning 'son of the devotee of St. Mochuda'. It's part of the O'Sullivan sect and comes from the West part of Ireland in county Kerry... [more]
MCGINLEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Mag Fhionnghaill, a patronymic from the personal name Fionnghall
MCGINTY     Irish
Anglicized form of Mac an tSaoi, meaning "son of the scholar".
MCGLYNN     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Fhloinn, patronymic from the personal name Flann "red, crimson".
MCGORRY     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh "son of Gothradh", Gaelic form of the personal name GODFREY.
MCGOUGH     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mag Eochadha, a patronymic from the personal name Eochaidh, variant Eachaidh, "horseman", a derivative of each "horse".
MCGRATH     Irish (Anglicized)
Derives from the Irish surname Mac Craith. Famous bearers of the name include the Meic Craith from the Gaelic kingdom of Thomond in the present-day Republic of Ireland. They were historians and poets connected to the Ui Bhriain kings and earls of Thomond.
MCGRAW     Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic Mac Craith (the earlier form of Mac Raith) meaning "son of Craith", composed of the Gaelic elements mac "son of" and Rath, an old byname meaning "grace, prosperity".
MCHALE     Irish, Welsh
From the Irish Mac Céile, a patronymic from the byname Céile, meaning "companion." This was the surname of a Mayo family, tenants of church lands. ... [more]
MCIAN     Irish
MCILWEE     Irish
Variant of McElwee.
MCINNIS     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCKEE     Irish
"fire"
MCKEIRNAN     Irish
Variant of Mckiernan
MCKEITHEN     Irish
Variant of Irish McKeehan.
MCKIERNAN     Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, a patronymic from a diminutive of the personal name Tighearna.
MCKNIGHT     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, a patronymic from the personal name NEACHTAN.
MCLERNON     Irish
This is an Irish Gaelic surname recorded in the spellings of MacLerenon, McLernon, McLernan, and McLorinan. It is mostly associated with the province of Ulster in Ireland, although with some branches in Scotland... [more]
MCMANAMON     Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Meanman, a patronymic surname, created from the given name Meanma
MCMONAGLE     Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Maonghail, a patronymic from the personal name Maonghal, composed of the elements maoin meaning "wealth" + gal meaning "valor".
MCMORROW     Irish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Mac Murchadha, which means "son of MURCHADH".
MCMORROW     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha, a patronymic from the personal name Murchadh "sea warrior", from muir "sea" and cath "battle". In Leinster this name is usually Anglicized as McMurrough and in Ulster as Murphy.
MCMURRAY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of Muireadhach (cf. MURDOCK).
MCMUTRY     Irish
Variant of McMurtry
MCNAIR     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Iain Uidhir "son of sallow John". This form is associated mainly with Ross-shire.
MCNAIR     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Oighre "son of the heir". This form is associated mainly with Perthshire.
MCNAIR     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
MCNAMEE     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Conmidhe, a patronymic from the personal name Cú Mhidhe, meaning "hound of Meath". Meath is a county in Ierland. This family were hereditary poets in Ulster.
MCNEELY     Scottish, Northern Irish, Irish
Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Fhilidh ‘son of the poet’.... [more]
MCNEESE     Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois, a patronymic from a shortened form of the personal name Aonghus (see Angus).
MCPHERSON     Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, "son of the parson."
MCQUADE     Scottish, Irish
Means "son of Quade" or "of Quade". Some sources trace Quade to Quatt, an alternative spelling of Wat, short for Walter.
MCQUAID     Scottish, Irish
This surname is derived from Gaelic Mac Uaid meaning "son of Uaid," Uaid being the Gaelic form of Wat.
MCQUINNELLY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
MCSIENE     Irish
means "son of Siene" in Irish Gaelic.
MCSWAIN     Irish, Scottish
Anglicization of Mac Suibhne.
MCSWIGGAN     Irish
Means "son of Swiggan".
MCTEER     Irish, Scottish
This surname is a modern variant of the ancient mhac an t'Saoir which means "the son of the carpenter."... [more]
MEANS     Irish
Sept of Menzies
MEATH     Irish
Denotes a person from County Meath, Ireland (see MCNAMEE).
MEE     Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
Irish reduced form of McNamee or Meehan. Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Miadhaigh ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
MEIGHAN     Irish
Variant of Meehan.
MEIGHEN     Irish
Variant of Meighan.
MELLODY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoiléidigh ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
MELVILLE     Irish
Variant of MULVIHILL.
MICK     German, Dutch, Irish
Short form of the given name MIKOLAJ or an occupational name from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch micke "(wheat or rye) bread". The name was reportedly taken from Germany to Ireland in the 18th century.
MIDNIGHT     Irish
Middle of the night, darkness, dark blue
MILEY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of Ó MAOL AODHA, though Ó MÁILLE and Ó MAOLMHUAIDH can also be possibilities. See Molloy (and Mulloy) and Milley (and Mulley) for comparison. A known bearer of this surname is James "Bubber" Miley (1903-1932), an American jazz musician.
MOAN     Irish
Reduced form of Mohan.
MORAN     Irish
The surname Moran, originating in counties Mayo and Sligo of Connaught, is the shortened version of O'Moran, Anglicized form of the older O'Morain "grandson of the great one" with the Old Irish root mor 'great, big' (denoting stature and/or character).
MORRISSEY     Irish
Morrissey is an Irish name meaning "choice of the sea".
MORROW     Irish, Scottish
From the Gaelic Ó Murchadha, which means "descendent of MURCHADH".
MORROW     Irish (Anglicized)
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Murchadha (see McMorrow).
MORTON     Irish
From the parish of Morton, in Nithsdale, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Mor, big, great, and dun, ton, a hill.
MOXLEY     English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish
From the name of a minor place in the West Midlands.
MULDOON     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoldúin "descendant of Maoldún", a personal name meaning literally "chief fortress".
MULFALL     Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
MULHOLLAND     Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maolchalann "descendant of MAOLCHALANN".
MULKERIN     Irish
The Irish surname Mulkerin is an anglicied rendering of the Gaelic surname O'Maoilchiarain which means ,literally, "descendant of a follower of Saint Ciaran", the Irish saint who founded the great monastery at Clonmacnois... [more]
MULLARKEY     Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maoilearca "descendent of the follower of (St) Earc", a personal name meaning literally either "speckled one" or "salmon".
MULLEE     Irish
Possible variant of Malley or Molloy
MULLERY     Irish (Rare)
From Irish Gaelic Ó Maolmhuire "descendant of Maolmhuire", a personal name meaning literally "servant of (the Virgin) Mary".
MULLIN     Irish
From O'maelin
MULVEY     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhiadhaigh "descendant of Maoilmhiadhach", a personal name meaning "honorable chief".
MULVIHILL     Irish
Anglicized from Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichil, which derived from the sept or clan name Uí Mhaoilmhichil, denoting to Patrons or Devotees of Saint Michael the Archangel.
MULVILLE     Irish
Variant of MULVIHILL.
MURLAND     Irish
Murland is an Irish surname, which according to MacLysaght's The Surnames of Ireland is MacMurghalain in Gaelic, ultimately deriving from words meaning "sea" and "valor".
MURREY     English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Murray.
MURROW     Irish, Scottish
Variant of MORROW. A famous bearer of the surname was Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965), US radio and television journalist.
MURTAGH     Irish
Anglicized form of MUIRCHERTACH or MUIREDACH.
MURTHA     Irish
Variant of MURTAGH.
NAUGHTEN     Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NAUGHTON     Irish
Reduced form of MCNAUGHTON.
NEALE     English, Scottish, Irish
English, Scottish, and Irish variant of Neal.
NEELEY     Irish
Reduced form of McNeely.
NEESON     Irish, Dutch, German
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Naois ‘son of Naois’, usually Anglicized as McNeese. Can also be an altered form of Dutch or German Niesen. Surname made famous by the actor Liam Neeson
NESBITT     Scottish, Irish, English
Derives from the hamlets of East Nisbet and West Nisbet, Berwickshire. Some bearers of Nisbet/Nesbitt (and variant) names may originate from the village of Nisbet in Roxburghshire.
NETTERVILLE     Irish
Of Anglo-Norman origin, probably a habitational name from an unidentified place in France.
NOBLE     English, Scottish, Irish, French
Nickname from Middle English, Old French noble "high-born, distinguished, illustrious" (Latin nobilis), denoting someone of lofty birth or character, or perhaps also ironically someone of low station... [more]
NOLAND     Irish, French
Irish: variant of Nolan.... [more]
OAKES     English, Irish
English: Topographic name, a plural variant of Oak.... [more]
Ó BUADÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of BUADÁN".
Ó CANANN     Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
Ó CÉIRÍN     Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’. English patronymic -s has been added superfluously.
Ó CIARÁIN     Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó CIARDHUBHÁIN     Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
O'COILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O COINGHEALLACH     Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Coingheallach."
Ó COINGHEALLAIGH     Irish
Meaning, ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach.’
O'COLGAN     Irish
Original form of McColgan, meaning "son of Colga.
Ó CRÓINÍN     Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Ó CUILL     Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
O'DEA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin. It may be a compound of deagh- ‘good’ + ádh ‘luck’, ‘fate’.
Ó DEAGHAIDH     Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
Ó DOMHNALLÁIN     Irish
Irish form of Donnellan.
O'DONOGHUE     Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'DRISCOLL     Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
O'DUFFY     Irish
The name O'Duffy originates from the gaelic surname "O Dubhthaigh". Dubh meaning "Black" in Gaeilge. They claim descent from the ancient Heremon kings of Ireland. They descend from "Cahir Mor", the King of Leinster in the second century... [more]
Ó DUIBHIDHIR     Irish
Means "descendant of DUIBHUIDHIR". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
O'FARRELL     Irish
From Irish Ó Fearghail meaning "descendant of FEARGHAL. This name is borne by several families in Ireland, in counties Longford, Tyrone, and Wicklow.
O'FEE     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of FIACH".
OFFILL     Irish
Somebody with this name has a huuuuuuuuuge wiener. Like really big
Ó FLAITHEARTA     Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
O'GALVIN     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gealbháin, which means "descendant of the bright, fair one", derived from the Gaelic elements geal "bright" and ban "fair, white". A known bearer of the original form of the surname is Ciarán Ó Gealbháin, former signer of the Irish traditional music band Danú.
Ó GAOITHÍN     Irish
It literally means "Gaoithín’s descendant".
Ó GRADAIGH     Irish
Gaelic form of O'GRADY.
O'GRADY     Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Gradaigh, meaning "descendant of Gradaigh." Gradaigh is a personal name derived from the Irish Gaelic word grada, "the illustrious one."
O'HANLON     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see HANLON).
O'HARRA     Irish
A variant of O'Hara.
Ó HARTGHAILE     Irish
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
ÓHEARCÁIN     Irish
The surname ÓhEarcáin (Harkins) is derived from the Irish nickname of Erc or Earc meaning freckled. The diminutive of Erc or Earc is Ercáin or Earcáin. When the Irish alphabet added the aspirate “h” the name became hErcáin or hEarcáin with the hereditary surname prefixes Uí hErcáin, UahErcáin, ÓhEarcáin and (female)Ní Earcáin that was anglicized as Harkin, Harkan, or Harkins... [more]
Ó HEARGHAILL     Irish
Variation of Gaelic Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gal ‘valor’.
Ó HIARFHLATHA     Irish
Proper form of Herlihy.
O'HURLEY     Irish
The name Hurley itslef come from the stick used in the game of Hurling, first played in Ireland. The name might have origanated due to a player of the game being dubbed hurley. O' would signify being a decendent of Hurley, thus O'Hurley.
O'KELLY     Irish
Variant of KELLY.
Ó LACHTNÁIN     Irish
It literally means "Lachtnán’s descendant".
O'LENNON     Irish
Original form of Lennon. Probably a variant of O'Leannain (from a by-name meaning "lover"), but may also be derived from O'Lonain (from lon, "blackbird").
Ó LIONÁIN     Irish
It literally means "Lonán’s descendant".
O'LONAIN     Irish
Derived from lon ("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O ("grandson; male descendant").
Ó MACÁIN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
O'MAHER     Irish (Rare)
This name comes from the Irish surname 'Meachair' which means hospitality. ... [more]
Ó MAICÍN     Irish
Means "descendant of MAICÍN".
Ó MAOILÉIDIGH     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
O'MARA     Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra "descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair "mirth".
O'MARR     Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
This surname originated from the name 'Maher'. The O' means 'grandson of'. ... [more]
Ó MIADHAIGH     Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
O'MILLIGAN     Irish
Form of Milligan.
Ó MUIMHNEACHÁIN     Irish
It literally mean’s "Munsterman’s descendant".
O'MULLAWILL     Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
O'NEIL     Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
O'PREY     Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
ORLAIGH     Irish
The name orlaigh means golden lady/princess. Usually spelt Orla or Orlaith and rarely spelt orlaigh. its a first name, not a surname
O'ROURKE     Irish
Means "descendant of Ruairc", a pre-9th-century Norse personal name. A famous bearer was child actress Heather O'Rourke (1975-1988).
Ó RUADHAGÁIN     Irish
Meaning, 'son of Ruadhagáin."
Ó RUAIRC     Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Ruarc.’
Ó SEACHNASAIGH     Irish
Means "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive". The Ó Seachnasaigh or O'Shaughnessy family are believed to be descendants of Daithi, the last pagan king of Ireland.
Ó SEANACHAIN     Irish
Means "grandson of Seanachan". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh, meaning "skilled storyteller".
O'SHAUGHNESSY     Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Seachnasaigh "descendant of Seachnasach", a personal name of uncertain origin, perhaps derived from seachnach "elusive".
Ó SÍOCHÁNA     Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Sheehan.
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