Ancient Irish Submitted Surnames

These names were used in ancient Ireland. See Ancient Celtic names for a broader list.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
CUDDIHY     Ancient Irish (Rare)
Ó’Cuidighthigh means descendant or grandson of the helpful one
EIRIS     Ancient Irish (Latinized)
Its meaning That is fruitfulness or fertility. It comes from the Irish name Eire Or Eriu (Erin, Eirinn). Another ancient name is Ivernia (Hibernia or Iverni) and its meaning is the green and fertile lands.
HEENAN     Ancient Irish
Thought to be a nickname or metonymic, and to owe its derivation from the early Gaelic word ean meaning a "bird". The derivation is from the ancient name O'hEeanchain, which loosely translates as The descendant of the son of the Bird.
IAMS     Ancient Irish
iNNES, may have came from the irish clan whose name was Innes
KAMBAN     Faroese, Ancient Scandinavian, Ancient Celtic, Ancient Irish
Likely from Old Irish cambán "crooked one". This was the surname of Grímur Kamban, the legendary first settler in the Faroe Islands according to the Færeyinga saga. This name is still borne by a handful of people in the Faroe Islands today.
ROITH     Ancient Irish
RoithRuith = "Wheel" / Mug Ruith/Mogh Roith = "Servant of the wheel"... [more]
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