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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

Mag Dhubháin
Gaeilge
  • Male (married & unmarried)
    Mag Dhubháin
  • Female (married)
    Mhig Dhubháin
  • Female (unmarried)
    Nig Dhubháin
  • House
    Mhig Dhubháin
  • Search Result:
    1. Son of dubhán' (diminutive of dubh, black); the name of an ancient family in tirconnell, who were chiefs of tir-enda, in the barony of raphoe; also found in clare and mayo. in the latter county it is always anglicised magowan or macgowan, which greatly obscures its origin, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall

Alternative Language

  • English
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
  • English
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
  • English
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
  • English
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
  • English
    Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall
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