Desmond Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic) This name is derived from an old sub-kingdom of Munster = South Munster [Irish deas, south + Mumhan (mh = w), genitive of Mumha, an obscure name. (The -d is a common post-n intrusion].
Source: Surnames of the United Kingdom, A Concise Etymological Dictionary; Henry Harrison; Vol.1 & 2.; The Eaton Press, 190 Ebury Street, London, S.W; 1912.
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