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Gaelic  Surnames Family History Resources


Surnames, their origin and their meaning

Many surnames are associated with the place/locality of where the family lived and in those cases the location is noted as the meaning.
Many surnames are associated with the occupation of the person given the name.

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Surname Origin Meaning
Agan Celtic Gaelic Eigin, force, violence
Algar Celtic Gaelic Noble
Ammadon Celtic Gaelic Amadan, a numskull, a simpleton
Anstruther Celtic Gaelic Anstruth, an ancient order of historians or bards among the Celts
Argyle Celtic Gaelic Earra Ghaidheal, that is, the country of the western Gael
Ascall Celtic Gaelic a sheltered place, a bosom, a covert
Asgall Celtic Gaelic a sheltered place, a bosom, a covert
Auchmuty Celtic Gaelic Ach, an elevation, a mound, and mod, a court, an assembly, a meeting
Avery Celtic Gaelic Aimhrea contention or disagreement
Baisley Celtic Gaelic Baisealach, proud
Balcombe Celtic Gaelic Bal, a round body, any thing thrown up and combe, a valley
Balfour Celtic Gaelic Ball and Balla, signifies a casting up, raising, and denotes a wall, fortress, house, a village
Bancho Celtic Gaelic ban, white, and chu or cu, a dog
Banta Celtic Gaelic Beaunta, hills, mountains
Barrell Celtic Gaelic Barrail, excellent, surpassing
Beal Celtic Gaelic Beul, the mouth, and by metonymy, eloquent, musical
Beatty Celtic Gaelic Beathaich, to feed, nourish, to welcome, to support
Begg Celtic Gaelic Beag, little, young, small of stature
Billings Celtic Gaelic Beilean, loquacious; a prattling person
Borrail Celtic Gaelic swaggering, boastful, haughty, proud
Boyd Celtic Gaelic buidhe, yellow-haired
Brady Celtic Gaelic Breada, handsome
Braine Celtic Gaelic Brain, a chieftain
Bran Celtic Gaelic raven
Brennan Celtic Gaelic ” BranŠin descendant of BranŠn
Brian Celtic Gaelic Bri, dignity, honor, and an, diminutive of that to which it is annexed, belonging to it
Briant Celtic Gaelic Bri, exalted, and ant, a termination, implying the being or state of that to which it is annexed
Brick Celtic Gaelic ” Bruic descendant of Broc
Bride Celtic Gaelic Brighid, a hostage, pledge, or security
Bridgman Celtic Gaelic a builder of bridges
Brion Celtic Gaelic Bri, dignity, honor, and an, diminutive of that to which it is annexed, belonging to it
Bryant Celtic Gaelic Bri, exalted, and ant, a termination, implying the being or state of that to which it is annexed
Bucklin Celtic Gaelic Buic, a roe-buck, deer, and linne, a pool or lake
Bullions Celtic Gaelic Beul, the mouth, and Liane, the river
Bun Celtic Gaelic Bunn, a hill
Burt Celtic Gaelic quizzing, joking
Cady Celtic Gaelic Ca-dia, the house of God
Calder Celtic Gaelic Calduor, and Welsh, the water that incloses or shuts in
Dalrymple Celtic Gaelic Dale-roi-milleadh, which signifies the valley of the slaughter of kings
Dalyell Celtic Gaelic Dal, a dale or valley, and cille, a church
Dalziel Celtic Gaelic Dal, a dale or valley, and cille, a church
Maclay Celtic Gaelic son of Clay
Magoon Celtic Gaelic Magoon, son of the smith
Maguire Celtic Gaelic son of Guaire
Mar Celtic Gaelic Maor, an officer of justice
Marven Celtic Gaelic Morven, a ridge of very high hills
McAllister Celtic Gaelic son of Alister
McCardle Celtic Gaelic son of the high-rock
McCoun Celtic Gaelic Mac, son, and Ceann, head or chief
McCree Celtic Gaelic Mac, son, and Righ, king
McDhoil Celtic Gaelic son of Dowell or Dougall
McDonnough Celtic Gaelic son of Donnach
McDowell Celtic Gaelic son of Dowell or Dougall
McDuff Celtic Gaelic son of the captain
McFarland Celtic Gaelic son of Pharlan, or Partholan
McGinnis Celtic Gaelic son of Ginnis
McGowan Celtic Gaelic son of a smith
McIldouney Celtic Gaelic Mac, son, gille, a youth, and doinne, brownishness
McIlhenny Celtic Gaelic son of the old man
McIlroy Celtic Gaelic Mac, gille, and ruadh, red-haired
McKensie Celtic Gaelic son of the chief, head, or first
McMahon Celtic Gaelic son of a bear
McMurtair Celtic Gaelic son of a murderer
McNaughton Celtic Gaelic Mac, son, an, of, and achduinn, tools and instruments of all kinds
Mellis Celtic Gaelic milis, sweet
Moel Celtic Gaelic Maol, signifies bald
More Celtic Gaelic Mor, great, chief, tall, mighty, proud
Moreton Celtic Gaelic mor, large, high, and dun, ton, a hill
Moriarty Celtic Gaelic Mor, great, and artach, exalted
Morton Celtic Gaelic Mor, big, great, and dun, ton, a hill
Mulligan Celtic Gaelic Mullechean, the top or summit, a height
Nevin Celtic Gaelic Naomh, holy, sacred, consecrated
Newth Celtic Gaelic new, fresh, recent.
Ochiern Celtic Gaelic the heir apparent to a lordship
Oigthierna Celtic Gaelic heir apparent to a lordship,
Camus Celtic Gaelic A bay, a creek, a harbor
Can Celtic Gaelic Clear, white, fair, and hence, beloved, dear
Cann Celtic Gaelic Ceann and Kin
Caractacus Celtic Gaelic Caer, a castle or city; eacht, an exploit, and cios, a tribute, expressive of his abilities in conducting an offensive, as well as a defensive war
Card Celtic Gaelic Ceairde, Gaelic, a tradesman
Carnigan Celtic Gaelic Carneach signifies a Druid or priest
Cartland Celtic Gaelic caraid, a pair of streams
Cass Celtic Gaelic to thwart, oppose
Cassidy Celtic Gaelic casaideach, apt to complain or accuse
Cathcart Celtic Gaelic Caeth-Cart, from caeth, a strait, the river here running in a narrow channel
Catherwood Celtic Gaelic Cathar, soft, boggy ground; or the fortified place in a wood
Caw Celtic Gaelic Ca, a house, a place fortified, inclosed, surrounded
Donnach Celtic Gaelic Duncan Diongnach, strong, fortified
Dorr Celtic Gaelic difficult, easily vexed
Douglass Celtic Gaelic Dhu, black, dark, and glass, green
Drake Celtic Gaelic drac, a route, a way, a footstep
Driscoll Celtic Gaelic dreas and coill, a thicket of briars, the place of wild roses
Drummond Celtic Gaelic Druim, the back, and monadh, mountain
Duff Celtic Gaelic black
Duffin Celtic Gaelic Little Duff
Quigly Celtic Gaelic Cuigealach, of or belonging to a distaff or hand rock
Rian Celtic Gaelic manner, order, arrangement, sobriety, good disposition
Roe Celtic Gaelic Red-haired
Roy Celtic Gaelic red-haired
Runnion Celtic Gaelic A small hill
Runon Celtic Gaelic A small hill.
Seaver Celtic Gaelic Saibher, rich
Shanach Celtic Gaelic Sionnach, a fox
Shannon Celtic Gaelic a river of Ireland
Sherlock Celtic Gaelic Saor, pronounced as with 'h' after the 'S,' signifying clear, and loch, a lake
Skene Celtic Gaelic Sgian, and three dirk-points in pale for his arms
Stair Celtic Gaelic Stepping stones in a river
Stairn Celtic Gaelic Din, noise
Cleary Celtic Gaelic Cleireach, a clerk, a clergyman, a writer
Clery Celtic Gaelic Cleireach, a clerk, a clergyman
Cochran Celtic Gaelic Coc, manifest, plain, and rinn, a cape or promontory
Cockran Celtic Gaelic Coc, manifest, plain, and rinn, a cape or promontory
Dumfries Celtic Gaelic Dun, a castle, and frith, a deerforest
Dun Celtic Gaelic a hill or rising ground, a fort or castle
Dunbar Celtic Gaelic the castle, town, or fort on the height or summit
Dunlap Celtic Gaelic Dun, a castle, fort, or hill, and lub, a curvature, a bending of the shore
Dunlevy Celtic Gaelic Dun, a hill, ley, green, and vy, a river or stream
Dunlop Celtic Gaelic Dun, a castle, fort, or hill, and lub, a curvature, a bending of the shore
Dunn Celtic Gaelic a heap, hill, mount
Dur Celtic Gaelic dull, stubborn, obstinate, steady, earnest, persevering
Durgy Celtic Gaelic Duirche, Dorch, dark, cloudy, hence dark-complexioned
Durkey Celtic Gaelic Duirche, Dorch, dark, cloudy, hence dark-complexioned
Duthie Celtic Gaelic duthaich, country
Duthy Celtic Gaelic duthaich, country
Dwyre Celtic Gaelic Do-ire, a woody place, uncultivated
Dysart Celtic Gaelic Dia, God, and ard, high
Eiginn Celtic Gaelic Strong-handed
Erskine Celtic Gaelic upon the knife
Faal Celtic Gaelic A rocky place
Faden Celtic Gaelic Feadan, a fife, flute
Fagan Celtic Gaelic A beech-tree
Farquhar Celtic Gaelic From Fear, a man, and cÚir, just, honest, good
Farraday Celtic Gaelic From Farraideach, inquisitive, prying, curious
Fearan Celtic Gaelic An estate
Ferrol Celtic Gaelic Famous men
Finney Celtic Gaelic the genitive of Fionn, fair, sincere, true
Firol Celtic Gaelic Famous men
Flannagan Celtic Gaelic From flann, ruddy complexion
Forsythe Celtic Gaelic From Fear, a man, and Syth, upright, honest, stiff
Strachan Celtic Gaelic the parish of Strachan in Kincardineshire, Scotland, formerly Strathaen
Stukley Celtic Gaelic stuc, a little hill jutting out from a greater, a cliff, and ley, a place
Stukly Celtic Gaelic stuc, a little hill jutting out from a greater, a cliff, and ley, a place
Sult Celtic Gaelic Suilt or Sult, comeliness, beauty, fat
Sweyne Celtic Gaelic Sean
Taggart Celtic Gaelic Tagair to plead a cause, claim as a right, to reason, to debate
Taite Celtic Gaelic Pleasure, delight
Tate Celtic Gaelic Pleasure, delight
Tiernay Celtic Gaelic Tighearna, a lord, a judge, a landed proprietor
Traille Celtic Gaelic A servant, sloven, slave
Train Celtic Gaelic Treun, brave, valiant, bold
Trainer Celtic Gaelic Treunmhor, very brave
Traineur Celtic Gaelic straggler
Trenor Celtic Gaelic Treunmhor, very brave
Wallock Celtic Gaelic loch, a lake
Collins Celtic Gaelic Cuilein, darling, a term of endearment applied to young animals
Collyns Celtic Gaelic Collins Cuilein, darling, a term of endearment applied to young animals
Colquhoun Celtic Gaelic Colg, and chuoin, the genitive of Cu, a hound, a war-dog
Colwell Celtic Gaelic Col, hazel; and ville, a village, changed into well
Conley Celtic Gaelic ” Conghaile descendant of Conghal, a name meaning hound valiant
Conn Celtic Gaelic Strength
Contin Celtic Gaelic Con-tuinn, signifying the meeting of the waters, alluding to the forking of the river Rasay
Cooey Celtic Gaelic Cu-maighe, the hero or swift warrior
Corbin Celtic Gaelic Cor-beann or Cor-beinn steep hill
Corkin Celtic Gaelic coire, a dell, a circular hollow, and ceann, the head
Corrie Celtic Gaelic Coire, a circular hollow surrounded with hills
Corry Celtic Gaelic Coire, a circular hollow surrounded with hills
Cory Celtic Gaelic caire, a circular hollow surrounded by hills
Cowan Celtic Gaelic Gobhainn, a smith
Cowen Celtic Gaelic Cowan, Gobhainn, a smith
Cowin Celtic Gaelic Cowan, Gobhainn, a smith
Frame Celtic Gaelic Freumk or Freamk, a root, stem, stock, lineage
Friskin Celtic Gaelic From Fear, and skein, a sword
Gainnes Celtic Gaelic Gainne, a dart, an arrow, a shaft
Gairden Celtic Gaelic An inclosed or fortified place
Galbraith Celtic Gaelic Gall and Bhreatan
Galgachus Celtic Gaelic Gald the fighter of battles, Colgach, Gaelic, fierce, furious, and ach, battle, skirmish
Gall Celtic Gaelic A native of the Lowlands of Scotland
Gallagher Celtic Gaelic From Gallach, valiant, brave, and er put for fear, a man
Galligan Celtic Gaelic From Gealagan, white
Gaskell Celtic Gaelic Gaisgeil, valorous
Gilchrist Celtic Gaelic From gille, a servant, and Chriosed, Christ
Gillespie Celtic Gaelic Archibald
Gillies Celtic Gaelic Gill-Iosa, the servant of Jesus
Gillpatrick Celtic Gaelic From gille, a servant, and Patrick
Gilmour Celtic Gaelic Gillemore the henchman or follower of the chief
Glasgow Celtic Gaelic the city of Glasgow, Scotland
Glass Celtic Gaelic Gray, pale, wan
Gookin Celtic Gaelic Gugan, a bud, flower, a daisy
Gorten Celtic Gaelic Gairtean, a garden, a small piece of arable land enclosed
Gow Celtic Gaelic A smith
Gowan Celtic Gaelic A smith
Graeme Celtic Gaelic gruaim, surly, sullen, dark, having a fierce and stern look, courageous
Graham Celtic Gaelic gruaim, surly, sullen, dark, having a fierce and stern look, courageous
Gregor Celtic Gaelic Greigh a herd and fear a man
Grimes Celtic Gaelic gruaim, surly, sullen, dark, having a fierce and stern look, courageous
Hogan Celtic Gaelic Og, young
Crofts Celtic Gaelic plural of Croft
Cronan Celtic Gaelic mournful tune or murmuring sound
Culbert Celtic Gaelic From Culbheart, craft, cunning
Cupar Celtic Gaelic fortified hill
Cusick Celtic Gaelic long coat or cassock
Kaynard Celtic Gaelic Kinnaird, a place in Perthshire, Scotland
Kean Celtic Gaelic Ceann, the head, the top, a chief, a commander
Kellogg Celtic Gaelic a cock, coileach
Kemyss Celtic Gaelic a person whose nose is turned upwards
Kennan Celtic Gaelic Ceanann or Ceanfhionn, white-headed, bald
Kennard Celtic Gaelic Kinnaird, a place in Perthshire, Scotland
Kerr Celtic Gaelic Kaer, a castle
Kiernan Celtic Gaelic a heap
Kilgour Celtic Gaelic ancient name of a parish in Fifeshire, Scotland
Killin Celtic Gaelic A place in Perthshire, Scotland
Kincadd Celtic Gaelic Ceanncath, the chief or commander of the battle
Kincade Celtic Gaelic From ceann, head, and cath or cad, battle
Kinnaird Celtic Gaelic Kinnaird, a place in Perthshire, Scotland
Kinnard Celtic Gaelic Kinnaird, a place in Perthshire, Scotland
Kinnear Celtic Gaelic Ceanneir, from Ceann, head, and eir, an abbreviation of fear, a man
Kinney Celtic Gaelic Cine, kindred, a clan, a tribe
Kinsley Celtic Gaelic Ceannsallach, authoritative, commanding, ruling
Kirnan Celtic Gaelic Carnan, a heap
Knox Celtic Gaelic Cnoc, a little hill
Lahey Celtic Gaelic Leighiche, a physician
Laird Celtic Gaelic Lord
Lane Celtic Gaelic Llane, a plain; barren, sandy, level lands
Lanphear Celtic Gaelic Lann-feur grass-land
Laoran Celtic Gaelic too fond of the fireside
Lawless Celtic Gaelic Lagh, law, order, and lios, a court, a hall, a fortress, a place where law is administered
Lennon Celtic Gaelic Leannon, a lover, a sweetheart
Lennox Celtic Gaelic Laland, an island in Denmark
Lizard Celtic Gaelic lios, a fort, an inclosure, or garden, and ard, high
Lobdale Celtic Gaelic Lub, bending, curving, and dail, a narrow vale or meadow
Logan Celtic Gaelic An inclosed plain or low-lying place

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