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O’Connor: family name history

Origin of the Surname The surname O’Connor has its roots in Ireland, originating from the native Gaelic sept of Ó Conchobhair. The name belonged to distinct septs located in different parts of...

Walsh: family name history

The Walsh surname is of Irish origin, stemming from the Gaelic name Breathnach, which means ‘Welsh’ or ‘Breton.’ It was used to denote those of Welsh origin who came to...

Kelly: family name history

Origin of the Surname The Kelly surname, one of the most prolific Irish surnames, has its roots in ancient Irish history. The name derives from the Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, meaning “descendant of...

Murphy: family name history

The surname Murphy is a patronymic name, which means it was formed from the given name of an ancestor. It is of Gaelic origin, derived from the Old Irish personal name “Murchadh,” which...