Explore what your Irish family name means and where it comes from!    Irish Family Names Infographic - Goireland.com

Explore what your Irish family name means and where it comes from! Irish Family Names Infographic - Goireland.com

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

surname history.  Clarke is #32 of 100 most common Irish names according to this site.

surname history. Clarke is #32 of 100 most common Irish names according to this site.

The Morrígan ("phantom queen")  In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand.

The Morrígan ("phantom queen") In Irish mythology she is a goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty. She sometimes appears in the form of a crow, flying above the warriors, she also takes the forms of an eel, a wolf and a cow. She is generally considered a war deity comparable with the Germanic Valkyries. She is often depicted as a trio of goddesses, all sisters, although the triad varies; the most common combinations are Badb, Macha and Nemain. or Badb, Macha and Anand.

IrishCentral has put together a list of the top 100 common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from. Whether you're looking to trace your family crest or trying to trace your family roots, this list will point you in the right direction.

IrishCentral has put together a list of the top 100 common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from. Whether you're looking to trace your family crest or trying to trace your family roots, this list will point you in the right direction.

10 Irish Names You're Probably Mispronouncing  via @PureWow

10 Irish Names You're Probably Mispronouncing via @PureWow

The meanings and geographical spread of the 20 most numerous Irish surnames. This Top 20 list of Irish names was created in the 19th century.

The meanings and geographical spread of the 20 most numerous Irish surnames. This Top 20 list of Irish names was created in the 19th century.

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