Book of Irish Families, great & small
Reviewer: A reader from Columbia, Missouri After evaluating
the Book of Irish Families I conclude this is currently
the best work of it's genre available. My claim to the legitimate
training and credential of a professional researcher includes
a graduate degree in History. A researcher's mandate is
to publish original material versus rehashing existing efforts.
Professional genealogists fall into this catagory. Measured
according to this criteria, O'Laughlin's book clearly meets
the standard. The book contains several hundred coats of
arms not found elsewhere by this researcher. Many of these
were officially sanctioned in the seventeenth century. The
book also contains a similar number of surnames not found
and Families of Ireland : The Heritage and Heraldry of Irish
Clans and Families
A genealogical history of Ireland and its people,
from prehistoric times to the present day, traces the origins
of placenames and surnames and provides full-color illustrations
of clan coats of arms and tartans, along with photographs
of the Irish landscape. An account of the origins of the Irish
people discusses their customs, daily life, surnames, coats
of arms, and clan tartans from prehistoric times to the present
and includes full-color photographs.
From Presidents Reagan and Clinton to entertainers
Carroll O'Connor and Aidan Quinn, it's clear that Celtic heritage
abounds in the United States. While the names Aileen, Glenna,
and Morgan are generally well known, what about Siobbhan,
Fiona, or Branwen? If your last name is O'Brian, MacQueen,
or Ellis, you may well already know of your Irish, Scottish,
or Welsh background. But if your name is Roche, Preston, or
Bonner, have you discovered a new branch in your family tree?
The Celtic Book of Names offers the most comprehensive collection
of names available. Included is an alphabetical list of women's
and men's names, divided by Irish, Scottish, or Welsh background.
Each entry includes the meaning, legends or historical references,
and variants of the name. Also provided is a comprehensive
list of family surnames and a retelling of common Celtic myths
and legends to give the names context.
Baby Names: Traditional Names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales,
Brittany, Cornwall & the Isle of Man Authoritative,
useful, and fun to browse, Celtic Baby Names offers 1200 traditional
first names from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall,
and the Isle of Mane. These names are drawn from the six Celtic
languages, along with pronunciations, etymologies, and information
about famous people of history and legend who have borne them.
This is the only book of its kind, and the only American publication
offering a wide selection of names in Scottish Gaelic, Welsh,
Cornish, Manx and Breton. Genuine Celtic names will prove
to be of interest to expectant parents, of course, but also
to anyone gathering information about the names of relatives
and friends, to those seeking new names for themselves, and
to authors looking for meaningful and melodious names for
literary characters as well. Browse the pages of Celtic Baby
Names for names that are unique, authentic, and brimming with
historical and mythical associations. Highly recommended!
of Scots-Irish Family Names
Reviewer: Mary Beth from Iowa This book is about
average, with quite a few small discrepancies. The author
confuses locations of many Anglo-Scottish Border Clans. For
example, he makes no mention of the fact that the Grahams
were more numerous on the English side of the Border than
the Scottish. He does the same with many other English Riding
Clans. Some of his surname histories are quite confusing.
He mentions the use of the surname Scott as a personal name
in England, which has nothing to do with the surname Scott
in Ireland. He gives histories of many names, but does not
directly say how or if these histories apply these surnames
as they appear in Ireland. He may mention the appearance of
surnames in other countries, but doesn't say the surname in
question came from that country. It's a fair book, it may
or may not help you out.
: The Irish Baby Name Book
Ireland is famous for its beauty, its magic--and
its lyrical names. This one-of-a-kind baby name book offers
hundreds of choices for parents-to-be. From ancient to modern
names and from popular to rare, this handy resource includes
A-to-Z listings on a variety of themes, such as names for
redheads, brunettes and blondes; famous Irish personages;
Irish saints; magic, myth and legend; Celtic animals and plants;
historical events and literature; and alternate spellings
Shannon and Sean : An Enlightened Guide to Irish Baby Naming
Whether you're of Irish descent, or simply enjoy
the sound of Sinead or Finnegan, this excellent source of
Irish names features chapters such as "Beyond Ryan & Murphy,"
"Conan, Patron Saint of Barbarians," and names from the literature
of James Joyce.
of County Cork, Ireland : From Earliest Times to the 20th
One of the historic volumes from the 32 book set on Irish
Families from the I. G. F. and the Journal of Irish Families.
This is the story and history of families in Co. Cork. Ancient
Cork families are included. Rare families found in Cork
are given in this historic work too, some are found only
once in the Co. Cork archives here. Settler families from
England, Scotland and the continent who subsequently arrive
in Co. Clare are included.
of County Kerry, IrelandFamilies of Co. Kerry, Ireland
The master book to this 32 volume series is
'The Book of Irish Families, great & small' which contains
information on families from all of Ireland, including Co.
Kerry. 'Family of Co. Kerry, Ireland' greatly expands the
coverage on families found in Kerry. Kerry was chosen as the
first volume to follow 'The Book of Irish Families, Great
and Small' in part due to my own ancestors who were among
the 'O'Donoghues of the Glen'. I have made good use of the
IGF library, and have included many references from the work
of Jeremiah King, noted Kerry historian.