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Surnames of Ireland Paperback – December 1, 1989

ISBN-13: 978-0716523666 ISBN-10: 0716523663

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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Irish Academic Press (December 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0716523663
  • ISBN-13: 978-0716523666
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #344,848 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By domhnall on January 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
I have used this book repeatedly for my personal studies of Irish Gaelic. It is the definitive work on the subject. It goes so far as to indicate modern (often shortened) Gaelic spellings alongside of the originals so that a name's devivation is evidant. So too are inventions (ie. late-Norman) and borrow-names (ie. Nordic or English) indicated. What did not make it here, appears in the suppliment More Irish Names. Definately not for researchers of their family history (try McLoughlin), but rather the study of the nominclature, the Irish language, or entomology.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Eddie Geoghegan on October 20, 1998
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If you are looking for a detailed family history, this is not the book for you. But it does list thousands of surnames found in Ireland along with three or four lines summarising origin and location. It also includes many rare and exotic sounding names which you will not find in any other book. This book is a starting point only and the serious researcher should also have "Irish Families" and "More Irish Families" by the same author if he is looking for detailed information.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 2000
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an excellent book in general, but a very short on native Irish Antrim county names; sometimes confusing them with Hebridean Scottish ones. And God help you if you have an obscure Irish name.. it will not be there.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17, 1998
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Edward MacLysaght, the leading authority on Irish names and family history, has writen a guide to over 2000 family names found in Ireland. Brief notations on each family include the original Gaelic version of name, an english translation of the Gaelic, the county or country of origin, and notes on the history of the family when available. If you need a single, definitive volume of Irish names, you won't do any better than this one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 14, 1999
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There are a lot of names here, but very little information - only one sentence on my family, which I already knew. I expected more information or at least a source to go to for more background. OK for generic research only for rare names.
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