Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname

Kirwan Surname Origin

The name was O'Quirivane until the time of Queen Elizabeth, when they, with many Irish houses, were compelled to drop the 'O,' and Quirivane was corrupted into Kirwan.


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.




Kirwan  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

Kirwan Last Name Meaning
Search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.




There is more to Kirwan family history than the origin of your surname:

Start your Genealogy to find your personal Kirwan family ancestry. It's easy to get started. Just begin your family tree with what you already know. Learn More.




A Kirwan Family History Thought:

'Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionaries.' --Franklin D. Roosevelt




To find additional surnames, choose the first letter of surname:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z