Celtic Submitted Surnames

These names are used by Celtic peoples.
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Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Ó Bric Irish
Means "descendant of Breac"
Ó Bróithe Irish
Uncorrupted form of Brophy.
Ó Bruic Irish
Means "descendant of Broc"
Ó Buadáin Irish
Means "descendant of Buadán".
Ó Caingnigh Irish
Means "descendant of Caingneach"
Ó Cairealláin Irish
Means "descendant of Caireallán"
Ó Canann Irish
Means "descendant of CANÁN". Canán is a given name derived from the word cano "wolf cub".
O'Carroll Irish (Anglicized)
Originates from the ancient Gaelic name Mac Cearbhaill or O'Cearbhaill, deriving from the word "Cearbh" which means to "Hack". Making it a possible name for a warrior or blacksmith.
Ó Cathail Irish
Means "descendant of Cathal"
Ó Catharnaigh Scottish Gaelic
Scottish Gaelic Meaning ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’.
Ó Ceanndubháin Irish
Means "descendant of Ceanndubhán"
Ó Cearbhalláin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearbhallán".
Ó Cearnacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Cearnachán".
Ó Cearnaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cearnach" in Irish Gaelic. Compare Kearney, Ó Ceithearnaigh.
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 Ciaragáin Irish
It means "descendant of Ciaragán".
Ó Ciaráin Irish
A byname from a diminutive of ciar ‘dark’, ‘black-haired.'
Ó Ciardhubháin Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Kirwan.
Ó Cillín Irish
Meaning "descendant of Cillín"
Ó Cionnfhaolaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Cionnfhaoladh".
O'Cleary Irish
Variety of O'Clery
Ó Cluanaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Cluanach"
Ó Cnáimhsighe Irish
Means "descendant of Cnáimhseach"
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 Comhaltáin Irish
It means "descendant of Comhaltán".
Ó Connachaín Irish
Means "Descendant of Connachaín."
Ó Coscraigh Irish
Means "descendant of Coscrach"
Ó Cróinín Irish
It literally means "little saffron-colored one’s descendant".
Ó Cruimín Irish
It means the "descendant of Cruimín," which is derived from the word crom, meaning "bent," or "crooked."
Ó Cuill Irish
Meaning, "wood, forest, or shrub hazel tree."
Ó Daighre Irish
Means "descendant of Daighre"
Odaniel Irish
Maybe means "Son of Daniel" or "Descendant of Daniel"
O'day Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O’Dea).
O'dea Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh, ‘descendant of Deaghadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin... [more]
Ó Déadaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Deady.
Ó Deaghaidh Irish
Meaning, "descendent of Deaghaidh."
Ó Donnagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Donnagán"
O'donoghue Irish
Anglicised form of Ó Donnchadha (see Donoghue)
O'donovan Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Donndubháin
Ó Dornáin Irish
The surname was possibly derived from the word dorn, which means "fist."
O'Dowd Irish
The original Gaelic form was Dubhda. The first portion of the name comes from the word dubh, which means "black" or "dark-complexioned."
Ó Draighneáin Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Original Gaelic form of Drennan.
O'driscoll Irish
A variation of Driscoll, from Irish Ó hEidirsceóil, meaning "descendant of the messenger".
Ó Dubhdara Irish
It means "descendant of Dubhdara.
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 Duibheannaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Duibheannach"
Ó Duibhidhir Irish
Means "descendant of Duibhuidhir". Duibhuidhir is a personal name composed of the elements dubh "dark, black" and odhar "sallow, tawny".
Ó Duibhne Irish
Means "descendent of Duibhne", a given name possibly meaning "ill-tempered, surly".
Ó Duinnín Irish
Means "descendant of Duinnín"
Ó Faircheallaigh Irish
It means "descendant of Faircheallaigh", a personal name meaning super war or Ó Fearghail, "descendant of Fearghail", meaning man of valour.
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.
Ó Fathaidh Irish
Means "descendant of Fathadh"
O'fee Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiaich "descendant of Fiach".
Ó Fiaich Irish
Means "descendant of Fiach"
Ó Flaithearta Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Flaherty.
Ó Flaithimh Irish
Means "descendant of Flaitheamh"
O'flynn Irish
Means "descendant of Flynn.
Ó Fógartaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Fógartach"
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 Gealbháin Irish
Original Irish form of O' Galvin.
Ó Gibealláin Irish
An Irish-Gaelic surname derived from a given name meaning "descendant of Gibealláin".
Ó Gibne Irish
'Descendant of Gibne', a byname meaning "hound". This sept came from Counties Meath and Cavan. This was a very ancient sept but unfortunately, there are few references surviving.
O'Gilleen Irish
Anglicized form of Irish-Gaelic Ó Cillín
Ó Giolláin Irish
It means 'descendant of Giollán'.
Ó Gnímh Irish, Scottish
Means "Descendant of Gnímh".
Ó Gormghaile Irish
Means "descendant of Gormghal"
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."
Ó Gríobhtha Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Griffin.
Ó hÁdhmaill Irish
It means "descendant of Ádhmall".
Ó hÁilgheanáin Irish
Means "descendant of Áilgheanán"
Ó hÁilleacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Áilleachán".
Ó Hailpín Irish
Irish-Gaelic or Scottish-Gaelic form of Halpin, meaning "descendant of Alpín".
Ó hAinbhith Irish
It means "descendant of Ainbhioth".
Ó hAinbhthín Irish
Means "descendant of Ainbhthín"
Ó hAngluinn Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "son of Anglninn." This name is, in turn, thought to be derived from Irish Gaelic word anglonn, which means "hero" or "champion."
O'hanlon Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAnluain (see Hanlon).
Ó hAnluain Irish
Means "descendant of Anluan"
Ó Hannáin Irish
Hundreds of years ago, the Gaelic name used by the Hannant family in Ireland was Ó hAnnáin, which means "descendant of hAnnáin".... [more]
Ó hAnrachtaigh Irish
It means "descendant of Anrachtach".
Ó hAodhagáin Irish
Means "descendant of Aodhagán"
O'harra Irish
A variant of O'Hara.
Ó Hartghaile Irish
It literally means "Artghal’s descendant".
Ó hÉalaighthe Irish
It means "descendant of Éaladhach".
Ó hÉamhthaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Heaphy.
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 hÉilidhe Irish
Means "descendant of the claimant". From éilidhe "claimant"
Ó hEinirí Irish
Means "son of Einrí"
Ó hEodhusa Irish
Means "descendant of Eodhus"
Ó Heoin Irish
Irish surname meaning “descendant of John”.
Ó hOistín Irish
Means "descendant of Oistín"
O'Honeen Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó hUaithnín.
Ó hUallacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Uallachán".
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... [more]
O'kain Irish
Variant of O'Kane.
O'keeffe Irish
Variant of O'Keefe, which is ultimately means "descendant of Caomh" (see Keefe).
O'kelly Irish
Variant of KELLY.
O'kett Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Haicéid.
O'Kevin Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Caoimhín "descent of Caoimhín."
Ó Labhradha Irish
Means "descendant of Labhraidh"
Ó Lachtnáin Irish
It literally means "Lachtnán’s descendant".
O'Laughlin Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Lochlainn meaning, 'descendant of Lochlann.'
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".
Ó Lochlainn Irish
Irish Gaelic form of O'Laughlin.
Ó Loingseacháin Irish
It means 'descendant of Loingseacháin'. Ó Loingsigh, however, is a diminutive form of this surname.
O'lonain Irish
Derived from lon ("blackbird") and a diminutive combined with O ("grandson; male descendant").
O'Loney Irish
Anglicization of Ó Luanaigh.
O'Looney Irish
Anglicization of Ó Luanaigh.
Ó Luanaigh Irish
Means "descendant of Luanach"
O'Lunney Irish
Anglicization of Ó Luanaigh.
Ó Macáin Irish
Means "descendant of Maicín".
Ó Macdha Irish
Means "descendant of Macdha"
O'Maher Irish (Rare)
This name comes from the Irish surname 'Meachair' which means hospitality. ... [more]
Ó Maicín Irish
Means "descendant of Maicín".
Ó Maoileanaigh Irish
It means "descendant of Maoileanach".
Ó Maoilearca Irish
It means "descendant of devotee of Earca".
Ó Maoiléidigh Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Maoléidigh’, a byname composed of the elements maol ‘chief’ + éidigh ‘ugly’.
Ó Maoil Sheanaigh Irish
It means "descendant of devotee of Saint Seanach".
Ó Maolacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Maolachán".
Ó Maolfábhail Irish
Means "descendant of Maolfábhail"
Ó Maolmhóna Irish
Means "descendant of Maolmhóna"
O'mara Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meadhra "descendant of Meadhair" a personal name derived from meadhair "mirth".
Ó Marcacháin Irish
Means "descendant of Marcachán"
O'Marr Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
This surname originated from the name 'Maher'. The O' means 'grandson of'. ... [more]
O'Meara Irish
Variant of O'mara.
Ó Miadhaigh Irish
Meaning ‘descendant of Miadhach’, a byname meaning ‘honorable’.
O'milligan Irish
Form of Milligan.
Ó Mothlacháin Irish
It means "descendant of Mothlachán".
Ó Muimhneacháin Irish
It literally mean’s "Munsterman’s descendant".
O'mullawill Irish
Anglicized form Gaelic Ó Maol Fábhail meaning "descendent of Maolfábhail".
O'Mulvenna Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Maoilmheana, meaning "descendant of Maoilmheana" a personal name meaning "chieftain of the main river."
O Naradhaigh Irish
Irish Gaelic form of Neary.
O'Neil Irish
Variant of O'Neal.
Ó Peatáin Irish
Means "descendant of Peatán"
Opie English, Cornish
From the medieval personal name Oppy or Obby, a diminutive of such names as Osbert, Osborn, and Osbald... [more]
O'prey Irish
From the Irish Gaelic Á Preith or Ó Preith meaning "of the cattle spoil".
O'quinn Irish
Anglicized form of O'Coinn.
Ó Ríoghbhárdáin Irish
Proper, un-Anglicized form of O'Riordan.
O'Riordan Irish
From Irish Ó Ríoghbhárdáin meaning "descendant of Ríoghbhardán" (see Rórdán).
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 Scannail Irish
Ó Scannail is both the name of a sept in Ireland and a surname. It is derived from the Gaelic term scannal, meaning "contention" or "strife."
Ó Seanachain Irish
Means "grandson of Seanachan". Alternatively, may be derived from Gaelic seanachaidh, meaning "skilled storyteller".
O'Sheeran Irish (Rare)
Anglicized form of either Ó Sírín or Ó Síoráin meaning "descendant of Sírín" and "descendant of Síoráin" respectively. Sírín and Síoráin are variants of the same name, both are derived from a diminutive of síor meaning "long-lasting".
Ó Siadhail Irish
Derived from the given name Siadhal.
Ó Síochána Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of Sheehan.
Ó Siodhachain Irish
Means "descendant of Siodhach"
Ó Síoráin Irish
Means "descendant of Síoráin"
Ó Sírín Irish
Means "descendant of Sírín"
Ó Spealáin Irish
Means "descendant of Spealán"
O'sugrue Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Ó Siocfhradha, derived from Norse first name Sigefrith... [more]
O' Tolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O’toole Irish
O'Toole, along with Toole, comes from the Irish O Tuathail. This derives from the personal name Tuathal, meaning "ruler of the people", used by many Irish kings and heroes and accordingly incorporated into a surname in a number of distinct areas, among them south Ulster, Mayo and Kildare.
Ó Toráin Irish
Meaning, ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
O’toran Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name formed from a diminutive of tor ‘lord’, ‘hero’, ‘champion’.
Ó Troighthigh Irish
Means "descendant of Troightheach"
O' Tuathalain Irish
May translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
O' Twolan Irish
The meaning of the name is unclear, but it seems to derive from the pre 13th century Gaelic O' Tuathalain suggesting that it was probably religious and may translate as "The male descendant of the follower of the lord".
Paip Medieval Scottish, Biblical Latin, Scottish Gaelic
An ancient Caithness surname, meaning father. The family changed their name from "Paip" to "Pope".
Parfitt English, Welsh
Derived from Middle English parfit meaning "perfect."
Parham Irish, English
This name has been used amongst the Irish and English. This user's great grandmother came from Ireland and her maiden name was Parham. However, in English (London) it is a habitational name from places in Suffolk and Sussex, named in Old English with pere ‘pear’ + ham ‘homestead’.
Pascoe Cornish
Cornish form of Pascal, meaning "easter", with the Cornish patronymic suffix, -o.
Payton Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin "descendant of Peatán.
Pegg English, Welsh
Son of "Margaret", in Old English.
Pembroke Welsh
Habitual surname for someone from Pembroke, a town in Wales.
Penaluna Cornish
A surname with somewhat uncertain origins, though many agree it is locational. Potentially from pen-lyn, the head of a pond or pool.
Pengelly Cornish
Habitational name for someone from any of various locations in Cornwall named Pengelly, from Cornish penn meaning "head, top, end" and gelli or gilly meaning "copse, grove".
Penhaligon Cornish
Originally meant "person from Penhaligon", Cornwall ("willow-tree hill"). It is borne by Susan Penhaligon (1950-), a British actress.
Pennant Celtic
Meaning, "Belonging to Pennant" (a common Welsh place-name).
Pennock Cornish, English
From the Cornish 'pennknegh', meaning "hilltop".
Penrose Cornish, Welsh
Originally meant "person from Penrose", Cornwall, Herefordshire and Wales ("highest part of the heath or moorland"). It is borne by the British mathematician Sir Roger Penrose (1931-).... [more]
Penry Welsh, Cornish, English
Derived from Welsh ap Henry meaning "son of Henry". It is also a variant of Pendray, which is derived from a place name in Cornwall meaning "top of the village" in Middle Cornish... [more]
Peoples Irish
An attempted English translation of Ó Duibhne, based on the Irish word daoine meaning "people".
Perdue English, Irish, French
English and Irish from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath... [more]
Pereire Breton (Latinized, Archaic)
This surname is the Gallic (Gaulish) origin and it means wild pear tree. There are also similar spellig in the Iberian Peninsula such as Pereiro, Pereyro, Pereiros, Perero and Pereros. These surnames (last names) correspond to families of the Celtiberian culture.
Pereiri Celtic (Latinized, Archaic)
Pereiri or Pereiro is a Galician surname in the north of Spain. It's a last name belonging to ancient Celtic tribes.
Pereiros Celtic (Latinized, Modern)
It is a last name that belongs to Celtic families. Its meaning is the will pear tree.
Peres Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Gascon, Breton, Central African
Means "son of Pedro" in Spanish and Portuguese. Means "son of Pere" in Catalan... [more]
Peress Breton (Latinized, Rare, Archaic)
It means Son of Peter (Pedro).
Pew Welsh
From Welsh ap Hew or ap Hugh "son of Hugh" (see Pugh). A fictional bearer is Blind Pew, the blind pirate in Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island' (1883).
Phóil Irish
Possibly a short form of Mac Phóil or Mac Giolla Phóil.
Piggott English, Irish, Norman
From the Old French and Old English given names Picot and Pigot, or derived from Old English pic meaning "point, hill", hence a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point (see Pike).
Pike English, Irish
English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hill with a sharp point, from Old English pic ‘point’, ‘hill’, which was a relatively common place name element.... [more]
Pilkington English (British), Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, England.
Plemmons English, Irish, German
Altered spelling of Fleming.
Plemons English, Irish, German
Variant form of Plemmons. A famous bearer is American actor Jesse Plemons (1988-).
Pogue Irish, American
An Irish surname meaning "kiss"
Poland English, German, French (Anglicized), Irish (Anglicized)
English and German name is derived from the Middle High German Polan, which means "Poland". The surname originally signified a person with Polish connections.This French surname originated from an occupational name of a poultry breeder, or from a fearful person; it is derived from the Old French poule, which means "chicken".In other cases, particularly in Ireland, the English Poland is a variant of Polin,which is in turn an Anglicised form of the original Gaelic spelling of Mac Póilín, which translated from Irish means "son of little Paul"... [more]
Poling English, Welsh
Altered form of Bolling, possibly also of Bollinger or Pollinger.
Powles Welsh, English
Patronymic form of Powell or the given name Paul.
Prather Irish
The name Prather derives from the word Praetor which means leader or each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul.
Preece Welsh (Anglicized), English
Variant of Price. From Welsh ap Rhys meaning "son of Rhys". ... [more]
Prendergast Irish
means "good priest's glen" in Irish
Price Irish, Northern Irish
The translated form of the surname O'Luachain, of the Hy-Neill septs of Ulster.
Prideaux Cornish
Means "person from Prideaux, earlier Pridias", Cornwall (perhaps based on Cornish prȳ "clay"). The modern Frenchified spelling is based on the idea that the name comes from French près d'eaux "near waters" or pré d'eaux "meadow of waters".
Prior Irish
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora meaning "son of the prior".
Privett French, English, Welsh (?)
French, from the given name Privat (see Privatus). Also an English habitational name from a place so named in Hampshire, derived from Old English pryfet "privet".
Prosser Welsh
From 'ap Rosser', meaning "son of Rosser".
Prys Welsh
From the Welsh personal name Rhys, which also took the forms Rice and Rees. This name was originally derived from the Old Welsh forename Ris, which means ardour.
Pughe Welsh
Variant of Pugh
Pumphrey Welsh
From Welsh ap Umffrey meaning "son of Humphrey".
Quade Irish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of Quaid.... [more]
Quaid Irish
Reduced form of Mcquaid.
Quail English, Manx
A variant of Quayle, derived from various patronymics meaning "son of Paul". Alternately, an English nickname derived from the bird, perhaps given to a person who was timid, or known for being promiscuous.
Quain Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicised form of O'Cuáin, which derives from the Old Irish given name Cúán.
Quark Manx
Alternate form of Corkish, meaning "Mac Mharcuis", or "son of Marcas" via the name Marc or Mark.
Quayle Irish (Anglicized), Scottish (Anglicized), Manx (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of various Gaelic patronymics derived from the given name Paul - namely, Manx Gaelic Mac Phaayl meaning "son of Paayl"; Scottish Gaelic Mac Phàil "son of Pàl"; and Irish Gaelic Mac Phóil "son of Pól"... [more]
Quill Irish
Quill or Quille is an anglicised version of the Irish surnames Ó Cuill, Coll, Coill, and O'coill (Ó Coill), all of which mean wood, forest or shrub Hazel Tree... [more]
Quille Irish
Variation of Quill.
Quillen Irish
The surname Quillen is derived from the personal name Hugelin, which is a diminutive of Hugh. The Gaelic form of the name is Mac Uighilin.
Quine Manx
Shortened Anglicization of Manx Mac Vian "son of Mian".
Quiney English, Irish
Variant of Quinney ??
Quinley English, Scottish, Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Apparently an altered form of Scottish McKinley or a reduced form of Irish Mcquinnelly, Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coingheallaigh or Ó Coingheallaigh ‘son (or descendant) of Coingheallach’, a personal name meaning ‘faithful to pledges’.
Quinlivan Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Caoindealbháin meaning "descendant of Caoindealbhán", a personal name composed of caoin "comely, fair" and dealbh "form" with the diminutive suffix -án (compare Quinlan).
Quinney English, Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coinne “descendant of Coinne”
Rafter Irish, Scottish
The original Gaelic form of Rafter was O Raithbheartaigh, which was modified to O Raifeartaigh. The surname is derived from the words rath bheartach meaning prosperity wielder.
Raftery Irish
Corrupted version of "Rafferty"
Rainey Irish, Scottish
An Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Raighne, Ó Ráighne meaning "descendent of Raonull", the given name Raonull being derived from Old Norse Rögnvaldr, Røgnvaldr, Rǫgnvaldr (compare Ronald).
Raoul French, Breton
From the given name Raoul.
Ratigan Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Anglicized form of Ó Reachtagán, meaning "descendant of Reachtagán", a personal name from a diminutive of reachtaire ("steward", "administrator") or reacht ("law")... [more]
Rattigan Irish (Anglicized)
Variant of Ó Reachtagáin "descendant of Reachtagán".
Ravellino Celtic
It means weaver or taylor. In the Gaelic languaje is wehydd or gwehydd.
Reddy Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Rodaigh.
Redman English, Irish
Variant of Raymond. Also a nickname for a person with red hair or a ruddy complexion, from Middle English rudde "red" and man "man".
Redmayne English, Irish
Derived from Redmain, a small hamlet in Cumbria, England. It is named with Old English rēad meaning "red" and Welsh main meaning "rock, stone". It could also be derived from the given name Réamonn, which is an Irish form of Raymond... [more]
Redmond Irish
From the given name Redmond.
Reith Scottish (Anglicized), Irish
A Scottish surname of uncertain origin.... [more]
Renehan Irish
Derived from Irish Gaelic, meaning "sharp- or star-pointed."
Restorick Cornish
Means "person from Restowrack", farm in Cornwall ("watery hill-spur").
Rey Welsh, Scottish, Irish
Either a variant of McRae, or else directly derived from Irish , Scottish Rìgh, or Welsh ri, rhi, or rhiau, all meaning "king"... [more]