Ireland was one of the earliest countries to evolve a system of hereditary surnames. The Surnames of Ireland is a detailed and compact guide giving a wealth of information on the background of family names. More than 4,000 Gaelic, Norman and Anglo-Irish surnames are listed.
This book, which was first published in 1957 and now is in its sixth edition, is being reprinted for the fourth time and remains the definitive record of Irish surnames, their genealogy and their origins.
Table of Contents
Explanation of technical terms used in Text
Location of Ancient Territories
Alphabetical Listing of Surnames
Appendix I: English and Scottish Surnames in Ireland
Appendix II: Simplification of Gaelic Forms of Irish Surnames
About the Author
Edward MacLysaght was a leading authority on Irish names and family history. He served as Chief Herald and Genealogical Officer of the Irish Office of Arms. He was also Keeper of Manuscripts of the National Library of Ireland and was Chairman of the Manuscripts Commission.