'Sloinne' is the Gaelic translation for 'Surname', the purpose of this website is to develop a comprehensive on-line database of Irish language surnames and their English versions with the aim of promoting the use of Irish surnames by the general public and in the worldwide Irish diaspora.
This project was developed with the assistance of the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language 'Foras na Gaeilge'. Where available we will also include information on the history and origin of names. User contributions are welcome.
Surnames are provided by the following sources:
- (loftus); 'son of lochlainn' (a name of norse origin); the name of the senior branch of the northern ui neill. before the 13th century, they were the most powerful family in ulster. they were seated in inishowen, where the name is still common. a branch of this family settled in mayo in the 17th century. it would appear that there was also a family of the name in co. leitrim, who were followers of the o'rourkes. this surname is to be distinguished from Ó maoilsheachlainn (which see), which is now also anglicised macloughlin. see mag lochlainn, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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