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'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:

Sample Surname

Cahalane
English
  • Search Result:
    1. Descendant of cathalán' (diminutive of cathal, battle-mighty); also written Ó cathláin, which see; the name (1) of a roscommon family who were formerly chiefs of clann fogartaigh; (2) of a limerick family, formerly chiefs of uaitne cliach, now the barony of owneybeg, until dispossessed by the o'mulryans; (3) of an ulster family, now represented by callan in monaghan and louth; and, doubtless, of other families in different parts of ireland. all the above-mentioned families were well represented in the 16th century; and the name was then also in offaly, leix, kildare, cork and kerry, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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  • Gaeilge
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
    An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir
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