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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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 SÍOCHÁNA Irish
Proper, non-Anglicized form of SHEEHAN.
O SIODHACHAIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of SIODHACH"
Ó SÍORÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of SÍORÁIN"
Ó SÍRÍN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of SÍRÍN"
Ó SPEALÁIN Irish
A patronymic surname meaning "descendant of SPEALÁN"
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".
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
A patronymic surname meaning "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".
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’.
PAYTON Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Peatáin "descendant of PEATÁN.
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]
PHÓIL Irish
Possibly a short form of MAC PHÓIL or MAC GIOLLA PHÓIL.
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.
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]
PRATHER Irish
The name Prather derives from the word Praetor which means leader or each of two ancient Roman magistrates ranking below consul.
PRENDERGAST Irish
means "good priest's glen" in Irish
PRIOR Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Irish Gaelic Mac an Phríora meaning "son of the prior".
QUADE Irish, German
As an Irish surname, it is a variant of QUAID.... [more]
QUAID Irish
Reduced form of MCQUAID.
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.
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).
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).
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"). Was used in the Disney film Basil The Great Mouse Detective as the name of the villain, Professor Ratigan.
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".
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."
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]
RHINE German, French, English, Irish
A habitational name for an individual whom lived within close proximity of the River Rhine (see RHEIN). The river name is derived from a Celtic word meaning 'to flow' (Welsh redan, 'flow').... [more]
RIAN Irish (Anglicized, Rare, ?)
An alternate spelling and pronunciation of Ó RIAIN, due to French influences after the progenitors of the family moved to France from Ireland.
RIORDAN Irish
meaning, "royal bard"
ROANE Irish
Variant spelling of ROWAN or possibly a variant of RUANE.
RODDY Irish, Welsh
Derived from the Gaelic name Ó Rodaigh and linked to the given name RODDY meaning spirited or fierce
ROGAN Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó RUADHAGÁIN ‘son of RUADHAGÁN’, a personal name from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.
RONEY Irish (Anglicized, Modern, Archaic)
The most common Irish variant of ROONEY primarily concentrated in the Ulster counties of Down, Louth, Armagh, Fermanagh, Monaghan, and Sligo. From the Gaelic O'Ruanaidh and O'Ruanadha which means the descendant of the champion of ulster... [more]
ROONEY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruanaidh "descendant of Ruanadh", a byname meaning "champion".
ROURKE Irish
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó RUAIRC ‘descendant of Ruarc’, Old Gaelic RUADHRAC, a personal name from Norse HROTHREKR (see RODERICK)... [more]
RUADHAGIN Irish
Meaning, ‘son of RUADHAGÁN.’
RUSH Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis "descendant of Ros", a personal name perhaps derived from ros "wood". In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra (see LOUGHREY).
SALDRIM Irish
Means "One who knows".
SANKEY English, Irish
Habitational name from a place in Lancashire, which derived from the name of an ancient British river, perhaps meaning "sacred, holy." ... [more]
SCANLON Irish
Anglicized form of Ó Scannláin.
SCANNELL Irish (Anglicized)
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scannail, meaning "Descendant of Scannal," a name meaning "contention"
SCARRY Irish
Shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scurra, meaning ‘descendant of Scurra’, a personal name of uncertain origin.
SCURLOCK Welsh, Irish
Obscure, probably derived from 'ystog', a Welsh word meaning 'fortress'
SCURRY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Scoireadh, meaning ‘descendant of Scoireadh’.
SETH Scottish, Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Sithigh or Ó Síthigh (see SHEEHY).
SHADDY Irish
Origin unidentified. Perhaps a variant of Irish Sheedy.
SHADY English, Irish
Origin unidentified. Possibly Irish or English.
SHANAHAN Irish
Anglicised form of Ó SEANACHAIN.
SHAY Irish
Variant of SHEA.
SHEEHAN Irish (Anglicized, Archaic)
From irish "O Siodhachain" meaning "descendant of Siodhach" - peaceful or gentle, courteous.
SHEENE Irish (Anglicized)
Derived from the Gaelic siodhach which means "peaceful." Most commonly used in Ireland and originated in the county's southwest region.
SHEERAN English, Irish
Shortened form of O'SHEERAN.
SHELLEY English, Irish
From the given name SHELLEY It means "wooded clearing" in Irish.
SHERLOCK English, Irish
Nickname for someone with "fair hair" or "a lock of fair hair."
SHIVERS Irish
Irish variant of CHIVERS.
SILK English, Irish
English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’. ... [more]
SINEATH English, Irish
Variant of SINNOTT. Not to be confused with the Irish first name Sinéad.
SINNOTT English, Irish
From the medieval personal name Sinod (from Old English Sigenōth, literally "victory-brave").... [more]
SIOBHÁN Irish
From the given name SIOBHÁN.
SIONÓID Irish
Gaelicization of SINNOTT.
SKERRY Irish
Variant of SCARRY or SCURRY.
SLATTERY Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
Irish (Munster): reduced form of O’Slattery, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Slat(ar)ra ‘descendant of Slatra’, a byname meaning "robust", "strong", "bold".
SMULLEN Irish
Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó SMOLLÁIN, according to PATRICK WOULFE, a variant of Ó SPEALÁIN (see SPILLANE).
SOMERVILLE Scottish, Irish (Anglicized, Rare)
Scottish (of Norman origin) habitational name, probably from Graveron Sémerville in Nord, named with the Germanic personal name SIGIMAR (see SIEMER) + Old French ville ‘settlement’... [more]
SPILLANE Irish
Irish: reduced form O’SPILLANE, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó SPEALÁIN or ‘descendant of SPEALÁN’, a personal name representing a diminutive of "speal" "‘scythe’"... [more]
SPLAIN Irish
Irish: reduced form of SPILLANE.
ST LEGER Irish, English
Anglo-Irish surname, from one of the places in France called Saint-LÉGER, which were named in honour of St. LEODEGAR.
STOHOKE Irish
Gaelic name that originated in Ireland.
SUMMERLY Irish
From Irish Gaelic Ó Somacháin "descendant of Somachán", a nickname meaning literally "gentle" or "innocent".
SWAIN Scottish, Irish, English
Northern English occupational name for a servant or attendant, from Middle English swein "young man attendant upon a knight", which was derived from Old Norse sveinn "boy, servant, attendant"... [more]
SWEENY Irish
Irish variant spelling of SWEENEY.
SYLVERS Irish
Variant of Silvers.
TALLANT English (British, ?), Norman, Irish
English (of Norman origin) occupational name for a tailor or nickname for a good swordsman, from taillant ‘cutting’, present participle of Old French tailler ‘to cut’ (Late Latin taliare, from talea ‘(plant) cutting’)... [more]
TALLON English, Irish, Norman, French
English and Irish (of Norman origin), and French from a Germanic personal name derived from tal ‘destroy’, either as a short form of a compound name with this first element (compare TALBOT) or as an independent byname... [more]
THEODULF Irish (?)
The name means "Wolf God" or "Wolf of Gods Blood".... [more]
THULIS 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".
TOAL Irish
Irish
TOLAN Irish
Recorded as O' TOLAN, O' TWOLAN, TOLAND, TOOLAN, TOOLIN, apparently THULIS, possibly on some occasions O' Toole, and probably others, this is an ancient Irish surname of very confusing origins... [more]
TOLAND 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".
TOMÁS Spanish, Portuguese, Irish
From the given name TOMÁS.
TONER Irish (Anglicized, Modern)
An anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic surname, O'Tomhrair. Still used in the modern day Republic of Ireland, and relatively common in Atlantic Canada.
TOOLAN 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".
TOOLIN 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".
TOOMEY Irish
from ancient Gaelic personal name 'Tuama', probably derived from 'tuaim', meaning a hill or a small mountain
TORAN Galician, Irish
Galician (Torán): habitational name from the village of Santa María de Torán in Ourense province.... [more]
TORRENCE Scottish, Irish
Scottish and northern Irish habitational name from either of two places called Torrance (one near East Kilbride, the other north of Glasgow under the Campsie Fells), named with Gaelic torran ‘hillock’, ‘mound’, with the later addition of the English plural -s.... [more]
TOTUM Irish (Rare)
from the word "totem" meaning sign. Or from Irish 'titim' meaning 'fall'.
TRAINOR Irish
Reduced form of McTraynor, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thréinfhir "son of Tréinfhear", a byname meaning "champion, strong man" (from tréan "strong" and fear "man").
TROY Irish
Reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Troighthigh "descendant of Troightheach", a byname meaning "foot soldier".
TUÍNEÁN Irish
Meaning, "watercourse."
TULLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Taithligh "descendant of Taithleach", a byname meaning "quiet", "peaceable".
TULLY Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maol Tuile "descendant of the devotee of the will of God" (from toil "will of God").
TUTTLE English, English (American), Irish
Derived from the Old Norse given name Þorkell, derived from the elements þórr (see THOR) and ketill "cauldron". The name evolved into Thurkill and Thirkill in England and came into use as a given name in the Middle Ages... [more]
UNIACKE Irish
Unknown meaning.
UNION English, Irish
A bearer: Gabrielle Union, an actress.
URIE Scottish, English, Irish
From the Scottish Fetteresso parish, Kincardineshire. May mean someone who is brave and loud.
VALIANT English, Scottish, Irish
Derived from Old French vaillant meaning "heroic, courageous".
WALCH Irish
Variant of WALSH.
WALL Irish
Anglicized from of de Bhál, a Gaelicized form of de Valle (see DEVALL).
WALSHE Irish
Variant spelling of WALSH.
WATHERS Irish
The surname originated in Donegal, Ireland. MacConuisce was an Anglicized form of o'hUisce. Uisce translates to water in English. Wathers is a rather uncommon name because it is an untraditional way of spelling Waters... [more]
WEIR Irish
Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mhaoir "son of the steward or keeper".
WEIR Irish
Anglicized form, based on an erroneous translation (as if from Gaelic cora "weir", "stepping stones"), of various Gaelic names such as Ó Corra (see CORR) and Ó Comhraidhe (see CURRY).
WELSH Irish
Variant of WALSH.
WINDHAM English, Irish (Anglicized)
English habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal name WINDA + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name WIGMUND (see WYMAN) + Old English ham ‘homestead’... [more]
WOGAN Irish
From the Old Welsh personal name Gwgan or Gwgon, originally probably a nickname meaning literally "little scowler". (Cf. the second element in CADOGAN.) This surname is borne by Irish radio and television presenter Terry Wogan (1938-).
WOODLOCK Irish, French, English
From an Old English personal name, WUDLAC, composed of the elements wudu ‘wood’ + lac ‘play’, ‘sport’.
WOULFE English, Irish
English: variant spelling of WOLF. ... [more]
WRINN Irish (Anglicized)
From Irish Gaelic Ó Rinn "descendant of Rinn", a personal name perhaps based on reann "spear".
WYND Scottish, Irish
Scotland or Ireland not sure of original origin. There was a childe Wynd some type of royal who slayed a dragon type thing worm or something and a Henery Wynd who was a mercenary in a battle at north inch in Scotland
YAW Irish, English, Chinese
Irish: reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eochadha Chinese : Cantonese variant of Qiu.
YEAGER English, Irish, Scottish
Anglicized form of German JÄGER.
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