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Sullivan Surname Origin
(Origin Celtic) From suil, eye, and ban, fair--the fair-eyed.
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.
Sullivan Surname Meaning and Family Facts
There is more to Sullivan family history than the origin of your surname:
A Sullivan Family History Thought:
'If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.' --Nicholas Boileau