Ancient Irish Submitted Surnames
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
EIRISAncient 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.
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.
KAMBANFaroese, 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.
The surname Koyle was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.