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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.

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