Surname Origins and Variants

 

 

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Some Initial Observations

Many, many Irish surnames have at one time or another had the prefixes Mac, Mc and O'.

Griffiths Valuation: all variants of Mac, Mc etc were recorded as M' so e.g. MacHale was written M'Hale.

 

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IRISH NAMES AND SURNAMES COLLECTED AND EDITED BY Rev. Patrick Woulfe
Priest of the Diocese of Limerick, Member of the Council National Academy of Ireland

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