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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HEBOR Irish
From forename Heber.
HENLEY English, Irish, German (Anglicized)
English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of heah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English leah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’... [more]
HENNELLY Irish
From the Irish Ó'hIonnghaile, itself "descendant of (a variation of) FIONNGHAL" (fionn, "white, fair"; gall, "stranger")... [more]
HENNESSEE Irish
A variant of the traditionally Irish surname Hennessey or Hennessy, an Anglicization of Ó hAonghusa meaning "‘descendant of AONGHUS".
HENNESSEY Irish
Variant spelling of HENNESSY.
HENSEN English, Irish
English patronymic from the personal name HENN/HENNE, a short form of HENRY, HAYNE (see Hain), or Hendy... [more]
HERLIHY Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó hIarfhlatha "descendant of IARFHLAITH", a personal name meaning literally "lord of the west".
HEWTON Irish
I can only date it back to Armagh County, Ireland in the early 1800s.
HICKSON Irish, English
It means ‘countryman’ similar to Hickman
HIGGINS Irish
Variant of HAGAN.
HINDMAN Irish
Keeper of the king's deer.
HOLLAND Irish (Anglicized), Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of FAOLÁN (with loss of the initial F-)... [more]
HOOD English, Scottish, Irish
English and Scottish: metonymic occupational name for a maker of hoods or a nickname for someone who wore a distinctive hood, from Middle English hod(de), hood, hud ‘hood’. Some early examples with prepositions seem to be topographic names, referring to a place where there was a hood-shaped hill or a natural shelter or overhang, providing protection from the elements... [more]
HORAN Irish
The last name Horan means warlike.It is the last name of one direction member Niall Horan
HOUGAN Irish
Variant of HOGAN.
HUMPHERY English, Irish
English and Irish: variant of HUMPHREY.
HURLEY English, Irish
Meaning is "from a corner clearing" in Old English. Also an anglicized form of an Irish name meaning "sea tide" or "sea valor".
HURRELL Irish
This may be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó HEARGHAILL ‘descendant of Earghall’, a variant of Ó FEARGHAIL (see FARRELL).
HUSSEY English, Irish
As an English surname, it comes from two distinct sources. It is either of Norman origin, derived from Houssaye, the name of an area in Seine-Maritime which ultimately derives from Old French hous "holly"; or it is from a Middle English nickname given to a woman who was the mistress of a household, from an alteration of husewif "housewife"... [more]
HUSSIE English, Irish
Variant of HUSSEY. A notable bearer is American webcomic author/artist Andrew Hussie (1979-).
JOYCE English, Irish
From the Breton personal name Iodoc, a diminutive of iudh "lord", introduced by the Normans in the form Josse. Iodoc was the name of a Breton prince and saint, the brother of Iudicael (see JEWELL), whose fame helped to spread the name through France and western Europe and, after the Norman Conquest, England as well... [more]
KANE Irish, Norwegian
From the anglicized Irish surname Cathan, meaning "warlike." In Norway, it's used as a noble name.
KEANE Irish (Modern)
A nickname for a "brave" or "proud" person deriving from Middle English given name Kene
KEARNS Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó CÉIRÍN ‘descendant of Céirín’, a personal name from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black’... [more]
KEARNY Irish
Variant of KEARNEY.
KEARSE Irish
Variant of KEIRSEY.
KEEL Irish
Irish reduced form of McKeel.
KEENAN Irish
Variant of O'Keenan.
KEHELEY Irish (Anglicized)
americanized version of an irish clan name
KEIRSEY Irish
Topographic name of Norman origin name dating back to the 13th century.
KELLEHER Irish
From Gaelic Ó Céileachair meaning "son of Céileachar". The Irish given name Céileachar means "companion-dear", i.e., "lover of company".
KENNEALLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cionnfhaolaidh ‘descendant of Cionnfhaoladh’, a personal name derived from ceann ‘head’ + faol ‘wolf’.
KENNELLY Irish
Variant spelling of KENNEALLY.
KENNY English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinnigh "descendant of COINNEACH" or Ó Cionaodha "descendant of CIONAODH".
KEOGH Irish (Anglicized)
Variant of KEOUGH, which is a shortened form of McKeough, itself an anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha meaning "son of EOCHAIDH"... [more]
KEOUGH Irish, Scottish
Anglicized, reduced form of Mac Eochaidh meaning "son of EOCHAIDH".
KERWIN Irish
Variant of KIRWAN.
KIDNEY Irish
Surname translated from Irish surname DUANE to English KIDNEY Mainly found in County Cork. Original Irish clan name is Ó DUBHÁIN.
KIERAN Irish (Anglicized)
Irish anglicized form of Gaelic Ó CIARÁIN ‘descendant of CIARÁN’, a byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired’... [more]
KIERNAN Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Thighearnáin, which means "son of TIGHEARNÁN."
KILBRIDE Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC GIOLLA BHRIGHDE "son of the devotee of Saint BRIGID" (cf... [more]
KILCOMMON Irish
Indicated a person who was from Kilcommon, Erris, County Mayo in Ireland. The place name Kilcommon derives from the Gaeltacht phrase Cill Chomáin, meaning "church of St. Comán."
KILLEEN Irish
From the Gaelic name Ó Cillín meaning "descendant of CILLÍN".
KILLIAN Irish (Anglicized, Modern), German
Meaning "little church". From cill (Irish for "church") and -ín, a Gaelic diminutive.
KINSELLA Irish
From Gaelic Uí Ceinnsealaigh meaning "descendant of Cinnsealach", a given name probably meaning "chief warrior".
KIRWAN Irish
From Gaelic Ó Ciardhubháin meaning "descendant of Ciardhubhán", a given name composed of the elements ciar "dark" and dubh "black" combined with a diminutive suffix.
KNOWLES Irish
As an Irish surname it is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail meaning "descendant of Tnúthgal", a given name composed of the elements tnúth "desire, envy" and gal "valor".
KYNE Irish
From Gaelic Ó Cadháin meaning "descendant of Cadhán", a byname meaning "barnacle goose".
LACKEY Irish
Lackey was originally a name for a horse servant.
LAHEY Irish
Lahey and Leahy originate from two different Gaelic surnames. Lahey, Lahy, Lahiff, Lahiffe, Laffey, and Lahive all originate from the Gaelic surname O Laithimh, which itself is a variant of O Flaithimh... [more]
LAHIFFE Irish (Rare)
From Irish Ó Laochdha meaning "descendant of the hero" or "descendant of the heroic", ultimately from laoch "warrior, hero".
LANEY English, Irish
Possibly from the given name LANEY or the Irish surname McElhinney.
LAVELLE Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of MAOLFÁBHAIL".
LAVERY Irish, Northern Irish
From the Gaelic Ó Labhradha, "descendants of Labhradha" (speaker, spokesman, the father of Etru, chief of the Monagh of the Irish over-kingdom of Ulaid); the name of an ancient family originating from Magh Rath (present-day Moira, County Down, Northern Ireland)... [more]
LAWLER Irish, Scottish
This Irish surname is of Gaelic language origin. The surname derives from the original Gaelic 'O'Leathlobhair' meaning 'descendant of leathlobhair'. Leathlobhair derives from 'Leath' meaning 'Half' and 'Lobhar' meaning 'leper'.... [more]
LEAHY Irish
A surname from southern Ireland.
LEANNE English, Irish
means "gracious plum" in english
LECKEY Scottish, English, Irish
Originally Scottish, but also found in England, Northern Ireland and Ireland. Possibly derives from the barony of Leckie (meaning "place of flagstones", from Gaelic leac, "flagstone") in Stirlingshire.
LEHANE Irish
Lehane (Irish: Ó Liatháin) is an uncommon Irish surname, typically from County Cork. Ó Liatháin is more frequently anglicized as Lane or Lyons. The surname is also found in County Donegal where it was also anglicized from the Ulster branch of O'Liathain into Lehane, Lane, Lyons,and Lawn.
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... [more]
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
Variant of LOGAN.
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
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]
MABRY English, Irish
Variant spelling of MAYBERRY.
MAC Scottish, Irish
Variant of MACK
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 AN TSAOI Irish
From Tyrone
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’.
MACCONALL Scottish (Anglicized, Rare), Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Scottish and Irish Gaelic Mac Conaill 'son of Conall', the personalized name composing of the elements con, which is an inflected form of cú 'wolf' + gal 'valor'. Giving the ultimate meaning due to variegated spellings of this specified name, is "Battle-Wolf of High Valor."
MAC CONGHAILE Irish
Meaning, "son of CONGHAL."
MAC CON MHAOIL Irish
Means "Son of the short haired warrior''.
MAC CUINDLIS Scottish, Irish
Gaelic form of McCandlish.
MACDONNELL Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of McDonnell.
MAC EACHÁIN Irish
It literally means "Eachán’s son".
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, Ferrie, Ferries, Ferris, Ferriss, corrupted into other forms like Fergushill, Fergie etc.
MAC FHLANNCHAIDH Irish
Patronymic from the personal name FLANNCHADH, which is derived from flann "red".
MACGINTY Irish
Patronymic surname from the original Irish Gaelic form 'mac an tsaoi' meaning "son of the scholar". Notable namesake is Irish rugby player ALAN LEON "AJ" MacGinty.
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.
MAC GOTHRAIDH Irish
Means "son of the sea captain". A Christian surname which originated in 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)... [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]
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.
MACNAMARA Irish
Variant spelling of McNamara.
MAC PHÁIDÍN Irish
Patronymic of (a Gaelic diminutive of) PATRICK.
MAC PHÓIL Irish
Means "son of PÓL".... [more]
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").
MACTAGGART Irish, Scottish
Variant of McTaggart.
MAC UIGHILÍN Irish, Scottish
Means "son of Hugelin". the surname was allegedly adopted by the de Mandevilles, a Cambro-Norman family that had conquered an area of north Antrim, a county in Northern Ireland. However, in reality, the de Mandevilles sold their estates in northern Antrim to the McQuillan family.
MADDIGAN Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from Ancient Gaelic O'Madain meaning 'The descendant of the son of the hound'.
MAGHERY Irish
Name for a resident of the village of town of Maghery in Northern Ireland.
MAGNER Irish, Ancient Germanic
Irish from a pet form of the Scandinavian name MAGNUS, in Ireland borne by both Vikings and Normans.... [more]
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.
MALOAN Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
A rare variant of MALONE, the anglicized version of Ó Maoil Eoin.
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"... [more]
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 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".
MCANDREW Scots, Irish
Irish or Scots surname meaning "son of ANDREW".
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)
MCAULAY Irish
Derived from the Irish "Mac Amhalghaidh" from the prefix Mac- (son of-) and AMHALGHAIDH, Old Irish form of the name Aulay/ Auley... [more]
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.
MCCAN Irish
A variant of MCCANN, which supposedly means "son of wolf club".
MCCANDLESS Scottish, Irish
Ulster Scots form of McCandlish.
MCCANDLISH Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Cuindlis.
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.
MCCARLEY Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhearghaile "son of Fearghal", a personal name meaning "valiant man".
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]
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.
MCCAWELL Irish
Anglicanized version of MAC CATHMHAOIL.
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]
MCCLUSKE Irish
Irish: Variant of McCluskey
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... [more]
MCCOLLUMN Irish
This name is used in Ireland.
MCCONAHAY Irish
Northern Irish: variant of McConaghy... [more]
MCCONAUGHEY Irish
From actor Matthew McConaughey (1969-)
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.
MCCORSLEY Irish
My guess is that my surname was changed sometime in the early 1800's but have never learned how my family name derived from or from where it originated.
MCCOSKEY Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Coscraich "son of COSCRACH " (see COSGROVE).
MCCRARY Irish
Anglicization of the Gaelic surname Mac Ruaidhrí, which means "Son of Rory".
MCCREA Scottish, Irish
Variant of MCRAE and MCCRAE.
MCCURDY Irish (Anglicized), Scottish
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.
MCDONNELL Scottish, Irish
Variant spelling of Macdonald. It is also an anglicized form of the Scottish Gaelic surname Mac Domhnaill, which means "son of Donald".
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".
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.
MCEVOY Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Fhiodhbhuidhe, meaning 'son of the woodman'.
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 (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MAC PHÀIL and Irish Gaelic MAC PHÓIL, patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given 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’.
MCGEHEE Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Anglicized form of MAC AODHA.
MCGILLAN Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Eoin meaning "son of the servant of EOIN".
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".
MCGRAITH Irish
Means "Son of Graith."
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.
MCGRAVES Irish
Irish Variant of Graves or a Variant of MacGraves.
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".
MCGREW Irish
Originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Graith or Mag Raith; these are both derived from the personal name Craith.
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]
MCILWEE Irish
Variant of MCELWEE.
MCINNIS Scottish, Irish
Anglicized form of Mac Aonghuis meaning "son of ANGUS".
MCKEE Irish
"fire"
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 (Anglicized), Scottish
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.
MCMULLAN Irish
The surname McMullan is of old Irish/ Gaelic Heritage, it is with meaning ‘Bald’ or ‘Tonsured One’. It was first founded in the province of Connacht, and comes from Mullan.... [more]
MCMURRAY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh, a patronymic form of MUIREADHACH (cf. MURDOCK).
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).
MCNICHOLAS Irish
The McNicholas family stretches back through time to the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The name McNicholas was derived from from the personal name, Nicholas... [more]
MCPHAIL Scottish (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MAC PHÀIL and Irish Gaelic MAC PHÓIL, both of which are patronymics derived from vernacular forms of the given name PAUL... [more]
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.
MCQUILLAN Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of Mac Uighilín.
MCQUINNELLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic MAC COINGHEALLAIGH or Ó COINGHEALLAIGH ‘son (or descendant) of COINGHEALLACH.’
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