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Celtic  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
Ackworth Celtic Celtic Oak Tree Estate or Ford
Ahern Celtic Celtic Ech Tighern = Horse-Lord
Aird Celtic Celtic Tall, exalted, noble
Aiston Celtic Celtic East Farmstead or village
Allenby Celtic Celtic Allen's dwelling or farm
Alloway Celtic Celtic Wild Field
Anwell Celtic Celtic Beloved, dear
Ardal Celtic Celtic ar, upon, and dol or dal, a vale, on the vale
Ardgall Celtic Celtic ar, upon, and dol or dal, a vale, on the vale
Bain Celtic Celtic Whiteness, fairness
Balfe Celtic Celtic Dumb, quiet
Balgowan Celtic Celtic The place of the smith
Balloch Celtic Celtic Dweller at a Gap or Pass
Bannan Celtic Celtic O'Banan, descendant of Banan, white, fair
Bard Celtic Celtic bawr, a top or summit, the highest; and eidde or oidde, instructor
Baron Celtic Celtic man
Barron Celtic Celtic Man
Blair Celtic Celtic a cleared plain
Caffery Celtic Celtic MacGafraidh
Caffrey Celtic Celtic MacGafraidh
Caffrie Celtic Celtic MacGafraidh
Cahill Celtic Celtic Descendant of Cathal = Warrior
Caine Celtic Celtic Fair; Bright
Caird Celtic Celtic Smith, Tinker
Cale Celtic Celtic Thin, Slender
Caley Celtic Celtic Thin, Slender
Callagan Celtic Celtic War; Warrior
Callan Celtic Celtic MacAllan
Dally Celtic Celtic Councillor
Daly Celtic Celtic Councillor
Dalzel Celtic Celtic dail dal, a field + doubtful
Dalzell Celtic Celtic dail dal, a field + doubtful
Dana Celtic Celtic bold, daring
Dargue Celtic Celtic dearg, red
Darroch Celtic Celtic Oak-Wood darach
Darvell Celtic Celtic dair, an oak; the doubtful
Darville Celtic Celtic dair, an oak; the doubtful
Darwen Celtic Celtic Derwennydd, from derwen, an oak
Dee Celtic Celtic dubh, black water
Dempsey Celtic Celtic Proud
Denbeigh Celtic Celtic Little Hill-Fort
Denbigh Celtic Celtic Little Hill-Fort
Desmond Celtic Celtic South Munster
Devaney Celtic Celtic dubh, black + annach, anger, strife
Devenny Celtic Celtic dubh, black + annach, anger, strife
Devin Celtic Celtic Poet, Savant
Devine Celtic Celtic Poet, Savant
Dew Celtic Celtic du, black, dark
Dewar Celtic Celtic Brave, Bold; Hero
Dewer Celtic Celtic Brave, Bold; Hero
Dewin Celtic Celtic Diviner, Wizard
Dewing Celtic Celtic Diviner, Wizard
Diarmaid Celtic Celtic God-Of-Arms
Macaula Celtic Celtic The son of the rock
Macauley Celtic Celtic son of the rock
Mace Celtic Celtic son of the rock
McFadden Celtic Celtic son of Faddan
McKibben Celtic Celtic Mac, son, and Ceobbinn, the top of the hill
McNamara Celtic Celtic Mac, son, and cu-marra or or con-marra, the hero of the sea
Mochrie Celtic Celtic mo, my, and chree, dear
Owen Celtic Celtic The good offspring
Camlin Celtic Celtic cam, crooked + linn, pool
Camm Celtic Celtic Crooked, Deformed, One-eyed
Canavan Celtic Celtic Black Head
Cant Celtic Celtic Kent
Carberry Celtic Celtic Charioteer
Carbery Celtic Celtic Charioteer
Carbry Celtic Celtic Charioteer
Carbury Celtic Celtic Charioteer
Cargill Celtic Celtic White Fort
Carlile Celtic Celtic caer, a fort
Carlisle Celtic Celtic caer, a fort
Carlow Celtic Celtic Quadruple Lake Cetherloch - cether, four; loch, lake
Carlyle Celtic Celtic caer, a fort
Carlyon Celtic Celtic the Fort of the Legion
Carn Celtic Celtic a Cairn
Carnegie Celtic Celtic the Fort of the Gap
Carney Celtic Celtic Warrior, Soldier
Carnie Celtic Celtic Warrior, Soldier
Carr Celtic Celtic caer, a fort
Carrick Celtic Celtic a Crag, Rock
Carrothers Celtic Celtic Stronghold of Ruther
Carruthers Celtic Celtic Stronghold of Ruther
Carthew Celtic Celtic Cardew
Carvey Celtic Celtic Cearrbhach, Gambler, Gamester
Casey Celtic Celtic Brave
Cashen Celtic Celtic Crooked
Cashin Celtic Celtic Crooked
Cashlin Celtic Celtic Little Castle
Caslin Celtic Celtic Little Castle
Cassin Celtic Celtic Crooked
Cassy Celtic Celtic Brave
Caulay Celtic Celtic Macaulay
Cauley Celtic Celtic Macaulay
Caulie Celtic Celtic Macaulay
Cavanagh Celtic Celtic Caemh + an, gentle, handsome
Cavanah Celtic Celtic Caemh + an, gentle, handsome
Cavannah Celtic Celtic Caemh + an, gentle, handsome
Caven Celtic Celtic Fine, Handsome
Cayley Celtic Celtic Thin, Slender
Dinmore Celtic Celtic Great Hill-Fort
Dinwiddie Celtic Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Dinwiddy Celtic Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Dinwoodie Celtic Celtic Dinwoodie Dumfries
Dockerty Celtic Celtic Dochartach - dochart, a difficulty
Dollar Celtic Celtic dal, a dale, field: ar, ploughed land
Doller Celtic Celtic dal, a dale, field: ar, ploughed land
Don Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donaghan Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donaghie Celtic Celtic Brown Warrior
Donaghy Celtic Celtic Brown Warrior
Donal Celtic Celtic Domin-us, a lord
Donavan Celtic Celtic Dark-Brown Complexion or Hair
Donegan Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Doneghan Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donel Celtic Celtic Domin-us, a lord
Donn Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donnally Celtic Celtic Donnghalach - donn, brown + galach, brave
Donne Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donnell Celtic Celtic Domin-us, a lord
Donnelly Celtic Celtic Donnghalach - donn, brown + galach, brave
Donnigan Celtic Celtic Brown Complexion or Hair
Donnison Celtic Celtic Don's/Donn's Son
Donnolly Celtic Celtic Brown - Brave
Donovan Celtic Celtic Dark-Brown Complexion or Hair
Donovon Celtic Celtic Dark-Brown Complexion or Hair
Donson Celtic Celtic Don's/Donn's Son
Doody Celtic Celtic Black Complexion or Hair
Doolan Celtic Celtic Black Complexion or Hair
Dooland Celtic Celtic Black Complexion or Hair
Dooley Celtic Celtic Dark - Complexioned Chief or Hero
Doon Celtic Celtic Black Complexion or Hair
Doonan Celtic Celtic Little Hill or Hill-Fort
Doone Celtic Celtic Black Complexion or Hair
Dow Celtic Celtic Dark or Black Complexion or Hair
Dowe Celtic Celtic Dark or Black Complexion or Hair
Dowling Celtic Celtic Dunlang - dun/dunn, brown + lang, a spear
Drennan Celtic Celtic Thornton Blackthorn
Drinan Celtic Celtic Thornton Blackthorn
Dromgole Celtic Celtic druim, a ridge + cuil, a corner
Dromgool Celtic Celtic druim, a ridge + cuil, a corner
Dron Celtic Celtic dronn, a back, rump
Dufferin Celtic Celtic dubh, black + thrian, a third part
Dugan Celtic Celtic Dark Complexion
Duggan Celtic Celtic Dark Complexion
Duggen Celtic Celtic Dark Complexion
Duggin Celtic Celtic Dark Complexion
Dugon Celtic Celtic Dark Complexion
Duignan Celtic Celtic Black Gennan
Shan Celtic Celtic shanty, an old house
Shane Celtic Celtic John
Slaven Celtic Celtic sliabh, a mountain, a mountaineer
Clague Celtic Celtic MacLiaigh = Son of the Leech, liagh, a leech, physician
Cleland Celtic Celtic Clay-Land
Cloney Celtic Celtic Clunie, = the Meadow
Clooney Celtic Celtic Clunie, = the Meadow
Cluney Celtic Celtic Clunie, = the Meadow
Clunie Celtic Celtic the Meadow
Clunn Celtic Celtic cluan, a meadow
Cluny Celtic Celtic Clunie, = the Meadow
Coad Celtic Celtic a Wood
Coade Celtic Celtic a Wood
Cochrane Celtic Celtic coch, red + rhan, a share, division
Coffee Celtic Celtic Victorious
Coffey Celtic Celtic Victorious
Cogan Celtic Celtic the Cup- or Bowl-Shaped Valley
Coggan Celtic Celtic the Cup- or Bowl-Shaped Valley
Coghlan Celtic Celtic Priest or Monk
Dunbabin Celtic Celtic Bebinn's Hill-Fort
Dunbavin Celtic Celtic Bebinn's Hill-Fort
Dunbebin Celtic Celtic Bebinn's Hill-Fort
Dunbevan Celtic Celtic Bebinn's Hill-Fort
Dunbobin Celtic Celtic Bebinn's Hill-Fort
Duncannon Celtic Celtic Conan's Hill-Fort
Dundonald Celtic Celtic Donald's Hill-Fort
Dunkin Celtic Celtic Duncan
Dunmore Celtic Celtic Great Hill-Fort
Durie Celtic Celtic durach or dobharach Watery Land
Durkin Celtic Celtic Stupid, Obstinate
Durnin Celtic Celtic Stupid, Obstinate
Durning Celtic Celtic Stupid, Obstinate
Dwyer Celtic Celtic O'Dwyer
Dyce Celtic Celtic Dye's Son
Eachan Celtic Celtic Little Horse
Eachen Celtic Celtic Little Horse
Flaherty Celtic Celtic A man of chieftain-like exploits
Sullivan Celtic Celtic suil, eye, and ban, fair
Colquite Celtic Celtic col, the neck, and coit, a wood
Colquitt Celtic Celtic col, the neck, and coit, a wood
Colquoit Celtic Celtic col, the neck, and coit, a wood
Coman Celtic Celtic personal names Coman, Comman, and Comaoine
Comman Celtic Celtic personal names Coman, Comman, and Comaoine
Common Celtic Celtic personal names Coman, Comman, and Comaoine
Conall Celtic Celtic Conflict
Conlan Celtic Celtic Hero
Conlay Celtic Celtic Connelly, Conflict
Conlin Celtic Celtic Hero
Conlon Celtic Celtic Hero
Conly Celtic Celtic Conflict
Connel Celtic Celtic Conflict
Connelly Celtic Celtic Conflict
Connley Celtic Celtic conal, love, friendship
Connoll Celtic Celtic Conflict
Conolly Celtic Celtic Conflict
Convey Celtic Celtic Conway Hound of the Plain
Coode Celtic Celtic Coade, a Wood
Corcoran Celtic Celtic Red Complexion
Cork Celtic Celtic Marsh corcach
Corke Celtic Celtic Marsh corcach
Corkish Celtic Celtic MacFhorcius
Cormac Celtic Celtic Son of the Chariot
Cormack Celtic Celtic Son of the Chariot
Cormick Celtic Celtic Son of the Chariot
Corran Celtic Celtic MacOran = Son of Oran
Corren Celtic Celtic MacOran = Son of Oran
Corrigan Celtic Celtic Mac Organ = Son of Organ
Corrin Celtic Celtic MacOran = Son of Oran
Costello Celtic Celtic Goisdealbhach = Proud Face
Coyle Celtic Celtic MacCathmhaoill = Son of Cathmaol = Battle-Slave
Craddock Celtic Celtic Caradawc, Cradawc, Caradoc, Caradog, caradog, from carad, endearment; cariad, love
Cradick Celtic Celtic Caradawc, Cradawc, Caradoc, Caradog, caradog, from carad, endearment; cariad, love
Craigie Celtic Celtic Rocky or Craggy
Croggan Celtic Celtic MacRogan
Croghan Celtic Celtic Conical Hill Gaelic cruachan
Crohan Celtic Celtic Conical Hill Gaelic cruachan
Crombie Celtic Celtic Crooked Field
Cromby Celtic Celtic Crooked Field
Cronin Celtic Celtic Brown, Swarthy
Croot Celtic Celtic Crooked
Crumplen Celtic Celtic Crooked Lake
Crumplin Celtic Celtic Crooked Lake
Cue Celtic Celtic Son of Hugh
Cullan Celtic Celtic Little Wood
Culley Celtic Celtic Wood
Cullin Celtic Celtic Little Wood
Culloch Celtic Celtic the Cock
Cully Celtic Celtic Wood
Culross Celtic Celtic Back of the Promontory
Curphey Celtic Celtic Sea-Warrior
Curran Celtic Celtic Hero, Champion
Curren Celtic Celtic Hero, Champion
Currey Celtic Celtic Hero, Champion
Currin Celtic Celtic Hero, Champion
Curwen Celtic Celtic White College
Curwin Celtic Celtic White College
Dacey Celtic Celtic Southerner
Dacy Celtic Celtic Southerner
Dailey Celtic Celtic Councillor
Daily Celtic Celtic Councillor
Daley Celtic Celtic Councillor
Dalgety Celtic Celtic dail dal, a field + gaothach, windy
Dalgleish Celtic Celtic Brook-Field
Dalgliesh Celtic Celtic Brook-Field
Dalglish Celtic Celtic Brook-Field
Dallas Celtic Celtic Waterfall-Field
Dalley Celtic Celtic Councillor
Kevin Celtic Celtic Coemhghin, the beautiful offspring

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