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A comprehensive account of Celtic, Norman & Anglo-Saxon surnames in Ireland. The whole field of ancestral names and their origin has in recent years attracted great interest, mainly from the US.

With the development of the internet and advances in other areas of communication, it is now possible to access readily a whole range of data on family names from a variety of sources. is a new website dealing with the main Irish surnames, e.g. Irish, Norman and Anglo Saxon. Access to family histories from their origin and first settlements up to the present day is now much easier than heretofore and people living abroad can learn of the territories, titles and distinguished members on their families back through time.

In general, the field is so vast that the site will not be definitive at the outset but will develop over time according as new sources and data become available.

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