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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

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

Kirwin
English
  • Search Result:
    1. Descendant of ciardubhán' (diminutive of ciardubh, jet-black); the name of a family who were anciently erenaghs of louth, and apparently of another family in co. clare. the kirwans were in later times an important family in the city of galway. their claim to be of english origin is rightly denied by o'donovan, there being no such english family name, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
    2. See Ó ciardubháin, (Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall )
  • Source:
    Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall

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