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Irish Surname History

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Irish Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Irish can be difficult to determine in cases which countries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Irish may be difficult to determine based on whether the family name originated organically and independently in different locales; e.g. in the case of surnames that are based on a professional trade, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy).

Irish Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Irish come may come from a trade, such as the name "Dean" which may have been adopted by members of the clergy. Some of these profession-based last names can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is important to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages used by its early ancestors. Many names like Irish come from religious texts such as the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so forth. Commonly these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "From the ash tree".

Irish Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Knowing misspellings and alternate spellings of the Irish family name are important to understanding the history of the name. In times when literacy was uncommon, names such as Irish were written down based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Irish. Last names like Irish change in their pronunciation and spelling as they travel across communities, family lines, and eras across time.

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