What does your Irish family name mean? Here are top 100 clans!

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These are the Top 100 Irish surnames as compiled by the website http://www.ireland-information.com, based on census records. Enjoy, and hope you find your family!

1. Murphy            ó Murchadhasea       battler

2. Kelly               ó Ceallaigh                  bright-headed

3. O'Sullivan      ó Súilleabháin            dark-eyed

4. Walsh            Breathnach                  Welshman

5. Smith             Mac Gabhann              son of the smith

6. O'Brien          ó Briain                          high, noble

 

7. Byrne             ó Broin                           a raven

 

8. Ryan             ó Maoilriain                    king

 

9. O'Connor     ó Conchobhair             patron of warriors

 

10. O'Neill        ó Néill                             from Niall of the Nine Hostages

 

11. O'Reilly        ó Raghallaigh              

 

12. Doyle              ó Dubhghaill              dark foreigner

 

13. McCarthy       Mac Carthaigh            loving person

 

14. Gallagher      ó Gallchobhair           lover of foreigners

 

15. O'Doherty     ó Dochartaigh             hurtful

 

16. Kennedy     ó Cinnéide   

17. Lynch      ó Loinsigh          seafarer, exile

 

18. Murray     ó Muireadhaigh     lord, master

 

19. Quinn      ó Cuinn          wisdom, chief

 

20. Moore      ó Mordha          majestic

 

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