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As every good Clareman knows, the practice of using surnames originated with Brian Boru in the County of Clare.
Prior to this rearrangement of the structure of nomenclature, a man would be referred to as son of and grandson of, and a woman as daughter of or granddaughter of. Thus Brian himself, the High King of Ireland and self-styled Emperor of the Irish, was born son of Cinnóide (Kennedy) and grandson of Lorcan.
It has been claimed by some authorities that the 0 in a name mea...
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