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Explore what your Irish family name means and where it comes from!    Irish Family Names Infographic - Goireland.com

Explore what your Irish family name means and where it comes from! Irish Family Names Infographic - Goireland.com

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We Irish descend from the Milesians (also known as the Gaels) came to Ireland in 504 BC from Galicia. The common ancestor of all Irish people is Míl Espáine (from whence the Milesians are named), who was the king of Galicia and northern Portugal and it is rather interesting that Míl Espáine, in Gaelic, means Soldier of Hispania!

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How Blacks have Irish Last Names | Ever wonder how a lot of African Americans & Caribbean have Irish last names? Is not because of Irish slave owners, no erase that foolishness……don’t think Gone With The Wind and the O’Hara plantation. What a lot of people don’t know is that Irish were slaves too, hundreds of thousands were sent to work in the West Indies and they blended with the black slaves thus we have Irish names like McFadden, McDonalds, etc. CLICK to read more

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These Irish Immigrants descended from the ancient Celts, and they differed from the Irish who migrated to the American colonies earlier.Theses Celts were considered inferior and often treated by Americans as nonwhites. They excluded the Irish from many occupations. Anti-Catholism Racism toward the Irish immigrants caused anti-Catholicism. Anti-Catholicism riots were very common, and the Irish Catholics were blamed for nearly every social problem.

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The Book of Ulster Surnames: Robert Bell: 9780856406027: Amazon.com: Books (NOTE: This is the same book as "The Book of Scots-Irish Family Names."

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Magairlin glas [Irish Orchid]. Postage Stamp from Ireland. Did you know...The Irish name for orchid is “Magairlín” (pronounced “moggerleen”) which means testicle and refers to the suggestive shape of the tubers of the native Early Purple Orchid (Orchis mascula). Interestingly the Greek word for the genus Orchis has the same connotation.

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