Anderson—MAC GIOLLA-AINDRAIS.—This name, found in most districts in Ulster and in Scotland, is the sept name descended from Farquhar Ross, also known as Mac An tSagart, son of Gille-anrias, from whom the Clan Ross took their name, descended from the O Beolans, the old Gaelic lords of Ross-shire. The other forms the name has assumed are Gilanders, Landrish, and McLandrish.
Alphabetical Index of Surnames
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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