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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

Cleeland
English
  • Search Result:
    1. C; 'son of giolla fhaoláin' (servant of st. faolan); the name of a family of the ui fiachrach race in co. sligo; still extant at the beginning of the 17th century, but has apparently since died out. it is, however, at present common in ulster where it is of late scottish origin, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall An Sloinnteoir Gaeilge agus an tAinmneoir

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