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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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'Not to know what happened before we were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history' -- Cicero




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