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Ireland Surname Origin

A name given to a native of that island. Ireland signifies West-land, from the Gaelic Iar, the West, and the Teutonic land, Welsh, Llan, a clear place, a lawn.


Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




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A Ireland Family History Thought:

'We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.' --Ralph Waldo Emerson




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