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Coats of arms representing Irish clans

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

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Coats of arms representing Irish clans

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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21. McLoughlin Mac Lochlainn     viking

 

22. O'Carroll     ó Cearbhaill          valorous in battle

 

23. Connolly ó Conghaile  fierce as a hound

 

24. Daly  ó Dálaighassembles frequently

 

25 O'Connell ó Conaill  strong as a wolf

 

26 Wilson Mac Liam  son of William

27 Dunne  ó Duinn  brown

 

28 Brennan ó Braonáin  sorrow 

29 Burke  de Búrca  from Richard de Burgh

 

30 Collins ó Coileáin  young warrior 

31 Campbell   crooked mouth 

32 Clarke  óCléirigh  clergyman

 

33 Johnston Mac Seáin  son of John

 

34 Hughes ó hAodha  fire

 

35 O'Farrell ó Fearghail  man of valour

 

36 Fitzgerald Mac Gearailt  spear rule

 

37 Brown  Mac an Bhreithiún son of the brehon (judge) 

38 Martin Mac Giolla Mháirtín devotee of Saint Martin 

39 Maguire Mag Uidhir  dun-coloured  

40 Nolan  ó Nualláin  famous

 

41 Flynn  ó Floinn  bright red

 

42 Thompson Mac Tomáis  son of Thom  

43 O'Callaghan ó Ceallacháin  bright headed

 

44 O'Donnell ó Domhnaill  world-mighty 

45 Duffy  ó Dufaigh  dark, black  

46 O'Mahony ó Mathúna  bear-calf

 

47 Boyle  ó Baoill  vain pledge

 

48 Healy  ó hÉalaighthe  artistic, scientific  

49 O'Shea ó Séaghdha  fine, stately 

50 White  Mac Giolla Bháin of fair complexion  

51 Sweeney Mac Suibhne  pleasant



52 Hayes  ó hAodha  fire  

53 Kavanagh Caomhánach  comely, mild


54 Power  de Paor  the poor man



55 McGrath Mac Craith  son of grace

 

56 Moran  ó Móráin  great

 

57 Brady  Mac Brádaigh  spirited

 

58 Stewart Stiobhard  one who superintends  

59 Casey  ó Cathasaigh  vigilant in war, watchful

 

60 Foley  ó Foghladh  a plunderer  

61 Fitzpatrick Mac Giolla Phádraig devotee of Saint Patrick 

62 O'Leary ó Laoghaire  calf-herd

 

63 McDonnell Mac Domhnaill world-mighty

 

64 MacMahon Mac Mathúna  bear-calf  

65 Donnelly ó Donnghaile  brown valour  

66 Regan  ó Riagáin  little king

 67 Donovan ó Donnabháin  brown, black  

68 Burns   from Scottish Burness  

69 Flanagan ó Flannagáin  red, ruddy 

70 Mullan ó Maoláin  bald  

71 Barry  de Barra  Cambro-Norman name

 

72 Kane  ó Catháin  battler

 

73 Robinson    son of Robert  

74 Cunningham    Scottish name

 

75 Griffin ó Gríofa  Welsh: Gruffudd  

76 Kenny  ó Cionaoith  fire sprung  

77 Sheehan O'Siodhachain  peaceful

 

78 Ward  Mac an Bhaird son of the bard

 

79 Whelan ó Faoláin  wolf

80 Lyons  ó Laighin  grey

81 Reid   red haired ruddy complexion

82 Graham    grey home

83 Higgins ó hUiginn

84 Cullen  ó Cuilinn  holly

85 Keane  Mac Catháin 

86 King  ó Cionga 

87 Maher  Meagher  fine, majestic

88 MacKenna Mac Cionaoith fire-sprung

89 Bell  Mac Giolla Mhaoil 

90 Scott  a Scottish gael

91 Hogan  ó hÓgáin  young

92 O'Keeffe ó Caoimh  gentle

93 Magee  Mag Aoidh  fire

94 MacNamara Mac Conmara  hound of the sea

95 MacDonald Mac Dónaill  world-mighty

96 MacDermott Mac Diarmada free from jealousy

97 Molony ó Maolomhnaigh servant of the Church

98 O'Rourke ó Ruairc 

99 Buckley ó Buachalla  cow herd

100 O'Dwyer ó Dubhuir  black

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