Arthur, Arthurs—This name in Ulster and Scotland is the anglicised forms of McArthur, which surname was the leading clan of the Siol Diarmuid O Duibhne, latterly called the Clan Campbell, until they were superseded by the McCallions, the junior branch of the clan, in Gaelic Mac Artair. Other anglicised forms are Carter and McCarter, the former being the Isle of Man form.
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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