Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall: Irish Names and Surnames

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Patrick Woulfe
M. H. Gill & son, 1923 - Names, Personal - 696 pages
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Page xxxi - ... to be sworne, and shall take to him an English surname of one towne, as Sutton, Chester, Trym, Skryne, Corke, Kinsale: or colour, as white, blacke, browne: or art or science, as smith or carpenter; or office, as cooke, butler; and that he and his issue shall use this name under payne of forfeyting of his goods yearely till the premises be done, to be levied two times by the yeare to the king's warres, according to the discretion of the lieutenant of the king or his deputy.
Page 245 - of Brunton,' in England. e t>KS — XI — de Brus, de Bruis, de Bruce, Bruce, etc. ; ie, ' of Brus ' or ' Brousse,' in France. This family came into England with William the Conqueror, and obtained large grants of land in Yorkshire and other places in the north of England.
Page xxii - Hereditary surnames were not in use even amongst the gentry of Wales until the time of Henry VIII. , nor were they generally established until a much later period; indeed, at the present day they can scarcely be said to be adopted amongst the lower classes in the wilder districts, where, as the marriage registers show, the Christian name of the father still frequently becomes the patronymic of the son in the manner just described.
Page 373 - O'Madden, chief of Siol-Anmchadha, whose death is recorded in the Annals of the Four Masters at the year 1235.
Page xxiii - By Mac and O You'll always know True Irishmen, they say; But if they lack Both O and Mac, No Irishmen are they.
Page xxi - England with the Norman Conquest, and it may be set down as one of its results. At the time of the Norman invasion of England, the practice of hereditary surnames seems still to have been a novelty in Normandy, but a novelty which was fast taking root. The members of the great Norman houses already bore surnames, sometimes territorial, sometimes patronymic, of which the former class easily became hereditary.
Page xx - Conquest 11066), neither any that I know ; and yet both I my self and divers whom I know, have pored and pusled upon many an old Record and evidence to satisfie our selves herein ; and for my part I will acknowledge my self greatly indebted to them that will clear this doubt." Freeman, in his History of the Norman Conquest of England, states that " in England before the Conquest there is no ascertained case of a strictly hereditary surname.
Page 201 - Evelyn ; a var. of , qv , g. -ice, Afric, Africa, Aphria ; the name of two abbesses of Kildare, one of whom died in 738 and the other in 833 ; also in use in Scotland and the Isle of Man. It was a lady of this name, Africa, daughter of Godred, King of Man, and wife of John de Courcy, that founded the Cistercian Abbey, known as the Grey Abbey, in the Ards of Co. Down. Now very rare. Lat. Affrica, Africa. , g. id., Agnes ; Gr.
Page xxii - ... Isaiah the son of Amos. Not till the reign of Joseph II., Emperor, were the Jews in Germany constrained to adopt surnames. In the twelfth century was drawn up the Domesday Book of Iceland, recording the land-taking of all the early settlers, with their pedigrees. Not a single family name occurs, and to this day there does not exist a family name in the island pertaining to a native. Every man is known by his personal designation, and as the son of his father.
Page 637 - Westmeath, aud is included in the present barony of Magheradernon. The name O'Dalaigh is now anglicised O'Daly, but more generally Daly. The family is of the race of Maine, son of Niall of the Nine Hostages. Shortly after the English invasion, this family, who followed the poetic or bardic profession, became dispersed, and were seated in several parts of Ireland. See Tribes of Ireland, pp. 1 to 15. Mr. Owen Daly, of Mornington, in the barony of Corkaree, was believed to be the senior of the O'Dalys...

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