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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

Kevany
English
  • Search Result:
    1. Descendant of caomhánach' (derivative of caomhán). this surname, which is common in the spoken language of connacht and west munster, appears everywhere side by side with Ó caomháin (which see), of which it seems to be merely a modern variant. Ó caomhánaigh is also sometimes, but incorrectly, used for the surname caomhánach which see. i have failed to discover any early instance, irish or english, of this surname, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. Descendant of géibheannach,' or 'geibheannach' (fettered, prisoner); the name of a family of ui maine in co. galway; still common in connacht; also in munster, where it is sometimes shortened to Ó géibhinn, which see, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall

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