This Irish Genealogy site offers the Irish descendant (from New York, Canada, UK, Australia...) the chance to trace their Irish family tree and search for their surname origins and the records of their Irish ancestor's birth, marriage or death.
The ten most popular surnames below
were estimated using statistics abstracted from the civil records of birth
for the year 1890 as published in 1909 by Sir Robert Matheson in his Special
Report on Surnames in Ireland.
1. Walsh (Breathnach)
Walsh is the fourth most numerous surname in Ireland and is also the most
numerous surname in the adjoining county of Galway. The surname simply means
‘the Welsh person’ (in Gaelic ‘Breathnach’) and is Cambro-Norman in ...
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