Tracing Your Ancestors from Ireland
|More Irish Families are covered here than in any other
work. This is a special 20th anniversary edition of Irish Families. The
Hallmark in Irish Family History and Surnames. This is the master volume to the 32
volume Irish Family set, includes over 20,000 names, 2,000 histories, 350 authentic arms.
"After evaluating the Book of Irish Families I conclude this is currently the best work of it's genre available. The book contains several hundred coats of arms not found elsewhere by this researcher. Many of these were officially sanctioned in the seventeenth century. The book also contains a similar number of surnames not found elsewhere." review at amazon.com
|A genealogical history of Ireland and its people, from prehistoric times to the present day, traces the origins of placenames and surnames and provides full-color illustrations of clan coats of arms and tartans, along with photographs of the Irish landscape. An account of the origins of the Irish people discusses their customs, daily life, surnames, coats of arms, and clan tartans from prehistoric times to the present and includes full-color photographs.|
Surnames of Ireland
by Edward MacLysaght
$10.95 Paperback (1991)
Edward MacLysaght, the leading authority on Irish names and family history, has writen a guide to over 2000 family names found in Ireland. Brief notations on each family include the original Gaelic version of name, an english translation of the Gaelic, the county or country of origin, and notes on the history of the family when available. If you need a single, definitive volume of Irish names, you won't do any better than this one.
|Good source of frequently used first names in both Irish and English and their meanings. Lists of the most prominent Irish family names with crest (no color) and short history. Final section lists some Irish placenames and meaning of words.|