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.
How did your surname originate?
Could you bear the name of a colour: White, Black, Brown: a craft: Smith,
Carpenter, an office: Butler, Cooke or a town: Sutton, Chester, Trim, Skryne,
Corke, Kinsale. If your surname is any of these then it may have originated
from an act of parliament passed at Trim in 1465.
The English-speaking colonists had great difficulty getting their tongues
around the Gaelic surnames and so their parliament decided it would be easier
if the Irish wou...
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