Irish Names and Surnames: Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall

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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Author: P. Woulfe
Year: (1923) 2005
ISBN: 9781846300189
Publisher: Archive CD Books Ireland

This wonderful book explains the meanings and origins of Irish first names and surnames. In compiling this authoritative dictionary, Fr. Woulfe spent 25 years in the field (Ireland, England and Scotland) collecting names, communicating with native Irish-speakers, and studying the different forms of Gaelic.

The work begins with an illuminating history of Irish names, followed by the great dictionary--700 pages of Irish names in two arrangements: English-Irish and Irish-English. The English-Irish section contains 3,500 Christian names and surnames, each dealt with as a separate group. The Irish-English section, containing over 7,000 entries, gives the original form of the surname and its precise meaning, then its English equivalent and the former and present location in Ireland. Besides personal names, there is a section on Irish clan names, which are of great importance in tracing the early history of Irish families.

Divided into several sections:

  • General information, including a table of Irish letters
  • The Irish name system
  • Names of men (English-Irish)
  • Names of Women (English-Irish)
  • Surnames (English-Irish)
  • Names of men (Irish-English)
  • Names of women (Irish-English)
  • Surnames (Irish-English)
  • Clan names

A wealth of information and a snapshot in time. This CD book has been formatted to be searchable.

Any computer using Adobe (Acrobat) Reader 4 or later
Adobe Reader 6 or later is recommended for CDs with searchable text

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